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  • Deborah Lichti, Preceptor

    Preceptor
    221 Academy Street
    Harker ISE Lab, University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-4183

    Biography

    Research Interest

    My research interests focus on student perception of failure in the teaching laboratory, and especially how the teaching assistant works with students to overcome setbacks during inquiry-based experiments. I am also interested in what language students use to describe their experimental results when the results do not match the expected outcome. Finally, I want to better understand how to convey ecology to students that are mainly considering careers in medical fields.

    Field and Laboratory Science: My previous research investigated how increased nutrients in the aquatic system would affect the food source and quality for larval river herring.

    Current Projects

    Development of a summer STEM course - I am working on the development of a course that will cross ecology, public health, and medicine. I hope this course will allow students to see the connection between the natural world and helping patients in their future careers.

    Defining Failure based on different results in inquiry-based experiments - I am defining experimental failure in inquiry-based experiments and determining both in theory and practice how graduate teaching assistants work with students to overcome these setbacks. I am also investigating how students define experimental failure based on different experimental outcomes.

    Selected Publication

    Lichti DA and Callis-Duehl K. 2019. Learning from the trees: incorporating project budburst in an introductory biology laboratory. Article 64. In: McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 40. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-40/?art=64

    Lichti, D., J. Rinchard, and D.G. Kimmel. 2017. Changes in zooplankton community, and seston and zooplankton fatty acid profiles at the freshwater/saltwater interface of the Chowan River, NC. PeerJ. 5:e3667 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3667

    Education

    B.S.-Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    M.S.- East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Greenville, NC

    Ph.D.- East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Greenville, NC

    Postdoctoral: East Carolina University, STEM CoRE, Greenville, NC

 

 

Harker ISE Lab, University of DelawareNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass6867B9CEA79245CE9A66A9392EC504D6"><p>My research interests focus on student perception of failure in the teaching laboratory, and especially how the teaching assistant works with students to overcome setbacks during inquiry-based experiments. I am also interested in what language students use to describe their experimental results when the results do not match the expected outcome. Finally, I want to better understand how to convey ecology to students that are mainly considering careers in medical fields.</p><p>Field and Laboratory Science: My previous research investigated how increased nutrients in the aquatic system would affect the food source and quality for larval river herring.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass852A0FD272204F929DAB812522DE6602"><p><strong>Development of a summer STEM course </strong>- I am working on the development of a course that will cross ecology, public health, and medicine. I hope this course will allow students to see the connection between the natural world and helping patients in their future careers.</p><p><strong>Defining Failure based on different results in inquiry-based experiments </strong>- I am defining experimental failure in inquiry-based experiments and determining both in theory and practice how graduate teaching assistants work with students to overcome these setbacks. I am also investigating how students define experimental failure based on different experimental outcomes.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass2A2014733DCB4D6CA37F0B3261163E0A"><p>Lichti DA and Callis-Duehl K. 2019. Learning from the trees: incorporating project budburst in an introductory biology laboratory. Article 64. In: McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 40. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-40/?art=64</p><p>Lichti, D., J. Rinchard, and D.G. Kimmel. 2017. Changes in zooplankton community, and seston and zooplankton fatty acid profiles at the freshwater/saltwater interface of the Chowan River, NC. PeerJ. 5:e3667 <a href="https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3667">https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3667</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB608ED866FC147B7A9FAF74305FF01D3"><p>B.S.-Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN</p><p>M.S.- East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Greenville, NC</p><p>Ph.D.- East Carolina University, Department of Biology, Greenville, NC</p><p>Postdoctoral: East Carolina University, STEM CoRE, Greenville, NC</p></div>Research InterestCurrent ProjectsSelected PublicationEducationdalichti@udel.eduLichti, Deborah302-831-4183<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Bio%20Images/debbie_lichti.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preceptor

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