In 2007 I completed a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. I then worked for two years as a analytical chemistry teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin in Madison while earning my Masters of Science in Analytical Chemistry. Currently I am continuing to teach analytical chemistry as well as general chemistry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to working with college level students, I occasionally tutor high school chemistry.
Peter Anderson has a master's degree in education. He has taught health, physical science, forensic science, biology, physics, and chemistry. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Peter attended the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. During this time he held many jobs including: bench-top chemist, procedure validator, quality analysis technician, student researcher, kitchen worker, gas station clerk, laboratory technician, summer camp counselor, science camp teacher, stockroom assistant, kickball umpire, and professional tutor. He tutored throughout this time and then finally decided to be a science teacher. His life has been rich with experiences and the best is yet to come. Seeing science everywhere you go isn't a disability. This last year he picked up online learning and is ready to create the future, one lesson at a time.
I have been teaching for 12 years- 11 of those have been at Benilde-St. Margaret's. I am currently teaching biology and chemistry but have also taught physical science for many years. In my spare time, I love to travel and hanging out with my miniature Australian shepherd Macey.
I am a high school science teacher. I have made some screencasts and flipped videos and am looking forward to contribute and learn from others on Sophia!
After cutting my teeth in political campaigns, I have pursued a career in education. I earned a master's degree in education leadership and transitioned to advocacy and public affairs work in the field of education. This work has included organizing high profile events, social media campaigns and websites to support STEM education and new education policies. I have also worked with a variety of organizations to award teacher grants, student scholarships and have been a frequent participant on education committees and workgroups with the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), University of Minnesota and the National Governors Association.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.