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Brenda Peters

Brenda Peters photo



Main Campus
Lewis Hall, LH205
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Education and Training

PhD, Wayne State University

BS, Alma College


Areas of Professional Interest

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Disease, Plant Physiology, and Slugs


Courses Taught

Biology 112, Humans and Disease (offered in Fall)
Biology 200, Functioning of Living Systems (offered in Spring)
Biology 202, Human Anatomy and Physiology (offered in Fall)
Biology 204, Advanced A&P (offered in Spring)
Biology 401&402, Independent Research

Recent Publications

Blair, A.C., B.J. Peters, & C.W. Bendixen. 2014. Promoting student inquiry using Zea mays (Corn) cultivars for hypothesis driven experimentation in a majors introductory biology course. The American Biology Teacher. 76: 333-336

Peters, B.J. & A.C. Blair. 2013. Terrestrial slugs as a model organism for inquiry-based experimentation in a majors general biology laboratory. The American Biology Teacher 75:408-411.


University Involvement

Former Co-director, St. Ambrose University Honors Program
Former Chair of Faculty Assembly, St. Ambrose University



member of NCHC, National Collegiate Honors Council
member of NSTA, National Science Teachers Association