Susan Singer

Biology

Carleton College

Susan Rundell Singer, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton, pursues a career that integrates science and education. In addition to a PhD in biology from Rensselaer, she completed a teacher certification program in New York State. A developmental biologist who studies flowering in legumes and also does research on learning in genomics, Susan is a AAAS fellow and received both the American Society of Plant Biology teaching award and Botanical Society of America Charles Bessey teaching award. She directed Carleton’s Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, was an NSF program officer in Biology, and is a co-author of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology report and an introductory biology text. She serves on numerous boards, including the NSF EHR advisory committee, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Board, and the Botanical Society board of directors; is a member-at-large for the AAAS Education Section; participates in the Minnesota Next Generation Science Standards team; and was a member of the National Academies’ Board on Science Education. She has participated in six National Academies studies, including chairing the committees that authored America’s Lab Report, Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education and Discipline-based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineeringhttp://apps.carleton.edu/people/ssinger/

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Reconstructing the Evolution of Cauliflower and Broccoli part of Teaching Genomics at Small Colleges:Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
This laboratory exercise focuses on the connections between plant genetics and morphology.

Course (1)

Plant Biology part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the basic concepts of plant biology in the context of sustainable food and agriculture systems. The course is taught in an interactive format with ...

Essay (1)

Feeding the World - Teaching Sustainability in a Plant Biology Course part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Susan Singer, Biology, Carleton College Plant Biology at Carleton is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of plant anatomy, morphology, evolution, biochemistry, physiology, and development in the ...

Other Contribution (1)

Exploring the Chamaecrista Gene Space part of Teaching Genomics at Small Colleges:Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection