Current Graduate Student Research

Sarah Spaulding

Sarah Spaulding

Sex Roles in Animal Behavior

Sarah Spaulding is a doctoral candidate working on how sex roles are represented in college animal behavior textbooks.  Her research is interdisciplinary , includes both quantitative and qualitative methods and bridges evolutionary biology and feminist science studies.

Katherine Ray King

Katherine Ray King

Gender Essentialism in Anatomy Classes

Katherine Ray King is a doctoral candidate whose research is focused on how we teach pre-nursing students about gender.  She applies interesting analyses like the q-sort to understand student subjectivities about sex and gender.  She is also a teaching assistant and will develop lessons on gender for introductory anatomy laboratories.

Katie Humrick

Katie Humrick

Moral Reasoning Applied to Genomics

Katie Humrick is a doctoral candidate studying how we teach and how students understand genomics at the college level.  Her work expands upon “writing to learn” and investigates how students use moral reasoning to respond to socioscientific issues in biology and genetics classes.