cassella-sarah-lgWelcome to Coffee and Culture! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loras College (Dubuque, IA) teaching neuroscience, biology and psychology courses. My goal with this blog is to informally write about techniques and activities I try in the college classroom to enhance learning. As an academic, I never received formal training in teaching, so I am teaching myself about basic theories of learning and trying to find the best way to use them in the college classroom and incorporate them into my teaching philosophy. I love my job and the challenges I am presented with and hopefully will see some growth with each successive blog post!

Education and Experience
PhD, Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati
 “Aging, Stress and Inflammation in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease”
BA, Neuroscience, Oberlin College

For a more detailed look at my experiences and academic accomplishments, please see my Curriculum Vitae and my e-portfolio.

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