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Brenda Peters, PhD


Education and Training


  • PhD, Wayne State University Physiology
  • BS, Alma College Biochemistry

Areas of Professional Interest


  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Disease
  • Plant Physiology
  • Slugs

My favorite part of teaching is when a student asks me a very specific question that I cannot answer and I have to do some research to find the answer! I learn so much from these awesome students!

Dr. Peters, on what makes her an interesting teacher


Publications and Presentations


Articles
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.

Posters
Peters, B.J. and Blair A.C. (2016) Terrestrial Slugs as a Model Organism for Inquiry-Based Experimentation in a Majors General Biology Laboratory. NABT Professional Development Conference, November 3-6, Denver, CO.

Chinn, A. and Peters, B. (2015) The Effect of Combination Therapy of B Vitamins and Antioxidants on Memory and Learning. 127th Iowa Academy of Science Meeting, April 17-18th, Iowa City, IA.

Tallitsch, R.B., Abdel-Malek, K., Krippel, J., Beck, A., Croll, P., Fenwick, S., Kelley, K., Peters, B. (2013) Computer-assisted instruction increased students' ability to interpret 3D relationships and retain essential material in undergraduate human anatomy and A&P courses. (NSF- sponsored conference for TUEs/CCLI prinicipal investigator conference; invited presenter)

Urra, A. and Peters, B. (2012) Increased Plasma Leptin Levels as a Result of Disrupted Light-Dark Cycles. Iowa Physiological Society Meeting, September 29, 2012, Des Moines, IA.

Tallitsch, R.B., Abdel-Malek, K., Krippel, J., Beck, A., Croll, P., Fenwick, S., Kelley, K., Peters, B. (2012) Computer-assisted instruction increased students' ability to interpret 3D relationships and retain essential material in undergraduate human anatomy and A&P courses. Experimental Biology, April 21-25, San Diego CA.

Tallitsch, R.B., Abdel-Malek, K., Krippel, J., Beck, A., Croll, P., Fenwick, S., Kelley, K., Peters, B. (2010) Computer-Assisted Instruction in Training Undergraduate Human Anatomy: Preliminary Results of an Experimental Study. Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. A Call to Action. (NSF-sponsored conference; invited presenter)

Presentations
Kindler, P. and Peters, B. (2017) Ghrelin: A Link between Hunger, Learning, and Increased Hippocampal Neurogenesis. 129th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, April 21-22, University of Northern Iowa.

Graham, A. and Peters, B. (2016) The Effects of Crocin on Age-related Spatial Learning and Memory Deficits of Female Swiss Webster Mice Assessed in the Radial Arm Maze. 128th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, April 22-23th, Grandview University.


More About Dr. Peters

Courses Taught

Biology 112 Humans and Disease
Biology 200 Functioning of Living Systems
Biology 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Biology 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Biology 401 & 402 Independent Research

University Service

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

Memberships

Member, National Collegiate Honors Council
Member, National Science Teachers Association

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