Deidre Meiggs, Ph.D.
Ph.D. – Biogeochemistry with minor in Inorganic Chemistry, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA (Fall 2010)
M.S. – Chemistry (undesignated), School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA (Spring 2010)
B.S. – Chemistry with Physics minor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville FL (Spring 2004)
B.S. – Environmental Science with Math Concentration, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida, Gainesville FL (Spring 2004)
A.A. – Engineering, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg FL (Spring 2001)
The goal of my career is to provide future generations of undergraduate students with a working knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles and quantitative tools required to obtain competitive employment positions within the fields of chemistry and environmental sciences. The outstanding academic community at Georgia Tech provided me with a wealth of research and teaching experience. My position at Life University has enabled me to utilize and continually develop my skills through teaching, advising and mentoring opportunities at the undergraduate level. I have extensive backgrounds in both the environmental sciences and chemistry, including biogeochemical processes, chemical and physical oceanography, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry and geology as well as inorganic, analytical and radiochemistry.
My teaching experience encompasses the instruction of undergraduate science majors as well as non-majors through classroom lectures, laboratory instruction and personal tutoring. Additionally, I specialize in creative curriculum development for contemporary classroom settings including interdepartmental collaboration when possible to enhance the learning experience. While not as extensive, I also possess a measure of experience with online instruction. To engage students and cater to their varied learning styles, I employ an assortment of active learning teaching techniques including team based learning, discussions, case studies, presentations and group activities. Most importantly, I strive to present material in real-world context to ensure non-science majors understand the opportunities science offers them.
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