Assistant Teaching Professor and Biotechnology Program Advisor
458 Life Sciences Complex
- Teaching Assistant Professor, Syracuse University Biology Department, 2017-present.
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, North Carolina Central University, Durham NC
- Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Research Triangle Park, NC
- Ph.D., Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, Durham NC
- B.S., Neuropsychology and Anthropological Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- BIO 300: Drug Design and Development
- BIO 300: Topics in Biotechnology
- BIO 435: Genetics Laboratory
- BIO 473/673: Pharmaceuticals and Cells
- BIO 467/667: Advances in Biotechnology Research
- BIO 468/668: Microbiomes in Biotechnology and Medicine
My professional objectives have centered on broadening participation of students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations in biology and biotechnology. I infuse this philosophy into my work by:
- Facilitating undergraduate attendance at national research conferences SACNAS and ABRCMS (Broadening Participation in STEM Conference Grant https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OrH5tEdUArs5xA )
- Measuring the effectiveness of evidence-backed teaching practices designed to maximize classroom diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
- Implementing course-based research in the undergraduate biology curriculum.
- Implementing service-learning based science outreach programs to broaden participation in science throughout the local community.
- Developing strategies and techniques that build resiliency for students.
- Ruth S. Phillips and Gail P. Hollowell. “Using Peer Mentors and Authentic Research Experiences in a Molecular Biology Course to Develop Student Skills for Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry Majors.” (manuscript in preparation).
- Porché L. Spence, Ruth S. Phillips, Akeem R. McAllister, Sandra L. White, Gail P. Hollowell. J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2020 vol. 21 no. 3 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i3.2225
- McDonald, DA, SE Council, SC Schroeder, RS Phillips, GP Hollowell and SCS Key. Identifying Promoter Activators and Repressors Using lacZ Transgene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) Major Workshop Presentation – June 2015