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Randi Darling, Ph.D.

randi darling

Associate Professor
rdarling@westfield.ma.edu
225A Wilson Hall
413-572-5674 office
413-572-8109 fax

Education

B.S., Cornell University
M.S., University of California San Diego
Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Joined Westfield State University in 1996

Specialization

Ecology
Animal Behavior
Conservation Biology

Teaching

Philosophy: I enjoy teaching immensely and consider teaching to be the most important and stimulating component of an academic career. My central professional goal is to teach challenging, enthusiastic and accessible biology courses in an environment that is both supportive and encouraging to students. I feel that it is important for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of important biological concepts and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate current biological issues and environmental problems.

 

Courses that Dr. Darling teaches:

BIOL 102: Environmental Biology
BIOL 201: General Ecology
BIOL 202: Conservation Biology
BIOL 280-289: Biology Seminar
BIOL 334: Animal Behavior

BIOL 377: Animal Behavior Research Experience

BIOL 388: Biology Internship
BIOL 399: Independent Studies