Angel Kaur Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, UNC Asheville
My overarching pedagogical goals are:
- using interdisciplinary course materials to enhance student engagement and learning of neuroscience
- building comfort and competence in reading primary scientific literature
- building skills in science communication for a broad range of audiences
- creating an inclusive learning environment to support student success
Each course I teach incorporates the last goal, and one or more of the other goals. I seek out and test evidence-based pedagogical strategies to support these goals in my courses, and supplement the literature with my own teaching innovations.
The Club Kaur project is designed to share science communication work my students have undertaken in a range of courses to bring science to the people while maintaining scientific accuracy. Courses where students do this work includes: Neuropharmacology (a 400 level elective), Science Communication (a Freshman Seminar), and NeuroScience Fiction in Film (a crossover course that combines film art, neuroscience, and analysis of contemporary social and historical events). In addition, Club Kaur features podcasts produced by me in close collaboration with undergraduate students at UNC Asheville.
More about me:
UNC Asheville Faculty Page
In the news:
The Superheros of the Semester (UNC Asheville Stories)
Award Winning Professors 2018-2019 (UNC Asheville News and Events)
ADHD Neuroscience Educator and Researcher Angel Kaur PhD (Faster than Normal Podcast)
Proud to be Different in STEM (Science News for Students)
Feeding Cells and Recording Flies in the Kaur Lab (UNC Asheville)
Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience)
A.B., Bryn Mawr College (Biology at Haverford College)
Tune in for new episodes every other week on Tuesday at 5am.