Jennifer Stanford

Asst Prof
Drexel University

Dr. Jennifer Stanford is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Drexel University, and Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE). She earned her Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology at Harvard University. She helped to create the first post-doctoral teaching fellow position at Harvard Medical School (HMS), forming the basis for the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Prior to her current position, she has held positions as Instructor at HMS and Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel. Dr. Stanford has taught undergraduates, graduate students, medical students and faculty. Her work focuses on evaluating approaches to increase access to authentic STEM learning experiences and incorporating evidence-based thinking into diverse learning environments. Through her research and work with CASTLE, Stanford is developing scalable approaches to effectively teach STEM content and allow students to appreciate the excitement of learning about STEM.

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