About the Host

Angel Kaur
Associate Prof of Neuroscience, UNC Asheville
Higher Ed Innovator & Faculty Developer
Artist & Graphic Designer

I’m engaged in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with a focus on high impact practices in undergraduate STEM education in a liberal arts environment. I am particularly interested in pedagogical innovation to increase student engagement and learning. My disciplinary background is in cell and molecular Neuroscience and my course offerings center on that field of study.

I often use interdisciplinary course materials, innovative pedagogies, and game-based learning to enhance student engagement and learning of course content. I also use project-based learning approaches to build undergraduate science literacy and science communication skills. 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.

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More about me:
   UNC Asheville Faculty Page

In the news:

Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience)
A.B., Bryn Mawr College (Biology at Haverford College)

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