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Adrienne Brundage

Brundage, Adrienne
Adrienne Brundage
Lecturer
Office:
Heep Center Room 404A
Email:
Phone:
979-845-9731
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science, Plant Protection Sciences- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1999)
Graduate Education
Ph.D., Entomology - Texas A&M University - 2012
Master of Science, Organismal Biology - San Jose State University - 2007

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Texas A&M University, 2013 – Present

Design and present courses in the entomological and forensic sciences,   including General Forensics (FIVS 205), Applied Forensic Entomology (FIVS 432), Veterinary Entomology (ENTO 208), Medical Entomology (ENTO 423), General Entomology (ENTO 313), and Entomology Seminar (ENTO 481). Assignment and correction of papers, projects, and exams; development of unique in class experiences and assignments designed to challenge advanced students; mentoring of students; assisting other professors with courses as needs arise

Adjunct Professor, Remote Campus, University of Florida, 2012-2013

Design, organization and presentation of exclusively online course ENY 6706, Wildlife Forensic Entomology. Assignment and correction of papers, projects and exams in a virtual environment designed to test specific knowledge; leadership and management of 30-40 students per course

Lecturer in Natural Sciences, Blinn College, 2011-2013

Development, organization and presentation of BIOL 1406, General Biology, BIOL 1311, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, and FORS 2440, Introduction to Forensic Sciences. Assignment and correction of papers, projects, quizzes and exams designed to teach and test specific knowledge of biological concepts and application of this knowledge; leadership and management of 36 students per course. Integration of courses to blended or fully online format

Biological Subject Matter Expert, Remilion LLC., 2012-2013

Remilion LLC. is a web media company that makes education accessible to everyone through free online text and video lessons. Subject matter experts write  and present lessons, reviews, and exams explaining complex concepts to a variety of students

Tutor, Biology and Entomology, Texas A&M Athletic Services, 2012

Personalized tutoring for individuals and small groups in biology, entomology, and natural sciences for student athletes at TAMU. Development and presentation of material designed to enhance in-class learning, tailored to individual students. Evaluation of student progress. Management of 30 students per semester.

Lecturer in Forensic Entomology, Baylor University, 2011

Design, organization and presentation of lectures and labs in FORS 3392, Forensic Entomology.  Assignment and correction of papers, tests, quizzes, and projects designed to teach and test specific forensic knowledge; leadership and management of 22 upper division students

Lead Researcher, Mentor and Creator, Undergraduate Entomological Research Experience Program, 2009-2012

Organization of undergraduate research experience in the Forensic Laboratory of Investigative and Entomological Sciences (F.L.I.E.S. Facility, Texas A&M University). Program allows undergraduate students to experience the research  process while assisting on active research projects. Students are taught basic  skills in literature-based research and writing, experimental design, and experimental management through one-on-one meetings and written feedback.  Students are required to make observations, record and analyze data, design  experiments, and compose a final paper. Quality of research assessed and published if appropriate.

Graduate Assistant, Medical Entomology, ENTO 405, 2011

Assistant to Dr. Albert Mulenga during ENTO 405 course. Organization and  presentation of labs and demonstrations for students; teaching of laboratory sections; grading of assignments; record keeping and input of grades; maintenance of entomological teaching collection

Graduate Assistant, General Forensic Sciences, FIVS 205, 2010

Assistant to Dr. Jeffery K. Tomberlin during FIVS 205 course. Organization and  presentation of lectures, labs, and demonstrations for 100 students; grading of  assignments; record keeping and input of grades

Lecturer, Texas A & M University, 2008-2009

Organization and presentation of lectures and labs in ENTO 431/432, Forensic Entomology.  Management of teacher’s assistants; assignment and correction of papers, tests, quizzes, and projects designed to teach and test specific forensic knowledge; leadership and management of 140-180 students

Mentor, Research Experience for Undergraduate Program Summer 2008-2009

Mentor and supervise an advanced undergraduate researcher over the summer months. Duties included supervision of day-to-day activities, design and analysis   of basic research projects, and review of resulting manuscript

Lecturer, San Jose State University, 2005-2007

Organization and presentation of lectures and labs in a variety of classes, including Human Biology, Bacteriology, and Human Understanding; Management of teacher’s assistants, lab staff, and graduate assistants; assignment and correction of papers, tests, and quizzes designed to teach and test knowledge; leadership and management of 400-plus students each semester

Graduate Assistant, San Jose State University, 1999-2005

Organize and teach lab sections of science classes, including botany, zoology, cell biology, human biology, microbiology, and bacteriology

Honors and Awards

Undergraduate Entomology Student Organization Professor of the Year, 2013

NAFEA Student Presentation Award, Second Place, PhD level, 2011

Knipling-Bushland-Swahrf Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011

Student Enhancement and Endowment Scholarship, 2011

Outstanding Graduate Student Award–PhD, Department of Entomology, 2010

Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence, Graduate Student Teaching 2009

J.H. Benedict, Sr. Memorial Graduate Student Award 2009

Susan M. Arseven ʼ75 Make-A-Difference Memorial Award 2009

Duncan Scholarship for Outstanding Biology Student 2001

Graduate Assistant Grant 1999-2002

Enterprise Project Student of the Year 1994

Publications

 Brundage, A. and J.Y. Honda. 2011. Seasonal and habitat abundance and distribution of some forensically important blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Central California.Forensic Science International. 212 (1-3): 115-120

Honda, J.Y., A. Brundage, C. Happy, and S.C. Kelly. 2008. New records of carrion feeding insects collected on human remains. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 84(1): 29-32