Dr. Katherine Brooks10th Grade Sciences Academic Studio
Dr. Katherine Brooks (Integrated Sciences) earned her B.S. in Psychology with minors in Animal Science and Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. While at Texas A & M she focused her studies on ethology (animal behavior) especially in domesticated animals. She then continued her education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to earn her Masters degree in Biological Psychology. Her thesis research examined sexual selection and vocal communication in songbirds. Dr. Brooks worked and studied as a researcher and graduate student for several years in Conservation Biology at the University of New Orleans. She has recently completed her Ph.D. in Science Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her dissertation examined the graphical components of popular college textbooks for their adherence to Tuftian good graphics principles and their incorporation of systems-based thinking. She has taught college students for more than a decade at Our Lady of Holy Cross College covering a variety of courses including genetics, zoology, botany, ecology, animal behavior, nutrition, and human sexuality. She enjoys conducting research with students and furthering her research on the effects of problem-based and experiential learning. Dr. Brooks’ spend many years as a dancer, particularly ballet, and in drama but also enjoys cooking, photography and theater.