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Mary Celeste Reese

Office: 115 Harned Hall
Phone: 662-325-8825


B.S., Biology, Mississippi University for Women

M.S., Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University

Ph.D., Agricultural Science Education and Extension, Mississippi State University

Statement of Interests

As a Master’s student, I studied Plant Biology at Mississippi State University and directly following my M.S., I was hired to teach courses like Plant Biology, Animal Biology, and Plants and Humans. I became interested in effective teaching methodology in science courses at the higher education level and its impact on student learning outcomes and subsequently earned my Ph.D. in Agricultural Science Education. Through utilizing different teaching strategies, I was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, 2005-2006. I continually look for improved ways of teaching and refining my courses. I am also the Director of Undergraduate Advising and guide all Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Medical Technology students within the Department of Biological Sciences through their undergraduate education. In addition, I advise pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-nursing students and others who are pursuing acceptance to health-related professional schools. I am the faculty advisor for the student organizations Alpha Epsilon Delta and the American Dental Student Association.