Dr. Broder teaches evolution and introductory biology courses and includes authentic science and science communication in all of her classes.
Education and Training
- PhD, Colorado State University, Ecology
- BS, University of Georgia, Ecology and German
Seeing my students ask interesting questions, find creative methods to answer those questions, and disseminate their findings.
Dr. Broder, on what inspires her
My research spans the fields of evolution, animal behavior, conservation, fisheries ecology, and science education. I use both field and laboratory approaches, work with multiple study systems including Trinidadian guppies and field crickets, and I collaborate with incredibly talented critical thinkers at all levels including K-12 teachers, undergraduates, agency scientists, graduate students, and faculty.
With my pedagogic research, I work to foster change so that the next cohort of scientists reflects the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic background of our country.
Recent or Noteworthy Publications
Tinghitella, R.M. and Broder, E.D., Gurule-Small, G.A., Hallagan, C., and Wilson, J.D. (In Press) The evolution of a novel sexual signal. The American Naturalist.
Broder, E.D., Angeloni, L.M., Simmons, S., Warren, S., Knudson, K.D., Ghalambor, C.K. (2018) Authentic science with live organisms can improve evolution education. The American Biology Teacher. 80(2), 116-123.
Kane, E.A., Broder, E.D., Warnock, A.C., Butler, C.M., Judish, A.L., Angeloni, L.M., Ghalambor, C.K. (2018) Small fish, big questions: inquiry kits for teaching evolution. The American Biology Teacher. 80(2) 124-131.
Broder, E.D., Handelsman, C.A., Ghalambor, C.K., and Angeloni, L.M. (2016) Evolution and plasticity in guppies: how genes and environment shape phenotypes. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.
More about Dr. Broder
Foundations of Living Systems
Functioning of Living Systems
Lewis Hall 211b
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803