Invited Guest Speakers
Visiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Erica Suchman
February 18-19, 2019Dr. Erica Suchman
received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine
and is currently a Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Education in the Department of
Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, at Colorado State University (CSU). She researches the effectiveness of
active learning strategies in large lecture courses, and she has most recently developed an innovative course
introducing freshmen to authentic research experiences. She served as Chair of the Committee on Technology
Enhanced Education and Editor-in-Chief of the ASM’s peer reviewed education resource, MicrobeLibrary, for 9
years, was a member of the International Education committee and was a member of the Education Board of ASM.
In 2014, she was honored with the prestigious Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.
She also received Best Teacher Award at CSU and was named as a CSU Distinguished Teaching Scholar; this
prestigious distinction is a lifetime appointment held by only 12 faculty members at a time. She also serves as the
CSU Master Teacher Initiative Coordinator for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.