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Amanda Thompson
Instructor
School of Sciences
HANN 301
318-342-1816
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Amanda L Thompson, MS
Instructor, Biology

Education

MA

2005, Secondary Education
University of Louisiana at Monroe

MS

2000, Biology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BS

1998, Biology
Northeast Louisiana University

Biographical Sketch

Mrs. Thompson is a native to the Monroe, LA area and taught high school science in the parish school system prior to her current decade-long experience at ULM. She enjoys explaining how biological processes work to eager students; especially non-major students who find "science" difficult to understand.

Over the past few years, Mrs. Thompson has been involved with the Museum of Natural History located on the ULM campus. She has also Directed the Region III Science & Engineering Fair for a total of 7 out of the past 11 years. Her passion for engaging students in science content has led her to visit area elementary and middle schools and assist teachers with hosting their own school science fairs. 

Creative Works

, Museum of Natural History Blackout Bingo/Color Sheets_K-1st grade, Monroe, LA. (April 23 2018).
Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt Handouts for K-1st grade student tours, Museum Scavenger Hunt_K-1st grade, Monroe, LA, USA. (October 2017).
Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt Handouts for Student Tours, Scavenger Hunt for 2nd & 3rd Graders, Monroe, LA, USA. (February 2017).
(Design in progress) Museum of Natural History Summer Camp (elementary students), Museum of Natural History Summer Science Camp (Design in Progress), Monroe, LA, USA. (January 19 2010).
Photo Scavengar Hunt Cards for pre-K students visiting the Museum of Natural History, Photo Scavengar Hunt Cards_second version, Monroe, LA. (March 22 2011).

Research Grants

Findley, A. M. (Principal), Bell, D. (Co-Principal), Jackson, D. (Co-Principal), Minton, R. L. (Co-Principal), Sasek, T. W. (Co-Principal), Thompson, A. K. (Co-Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), "Project SOAR:Bringing Microscopy to the Students Across the Biology Curriculum" (Funded), Sponsored By STAP, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $5600. (March 2011 - July 2011).

Awards & Honors

March 2010 Instructor of the Year.

May 2006 Educational Leader & Mentor.

May 2006 Teacher of the Year.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1001LIVING WORLD, 10 course(s)

BIOL 1002Living World Lab, 4 course(s)

BIOL 1009LAB EXPERIENCE LIFE SCIENCES, 3 course(s)

BIOL 1010HUMAN BIOLOGY, 37 course(s)

BIOL 1011Human Biol Lab, 2 course(s)

BIOL 1014FUND ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I, 12 course(s)

BIOL 1015FUND ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II, 6 course(s)

BIOL 1016FUND ANAT & PHYS LAB I, 17 course(s)

BIOL 1017FUND ANAT & PHYS LAB II, 6 course(s)

BIOL 1050INTERGRATED BIOLOGY ED MAJORS, 20 course(s)

BIOL 2014INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 2015Intro Microbiol Lab, 1 course(s)

BIOL 2026HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 2041Human Anatomy Lab, 2 course(s)

SCIE 1003Integrated Biological Sciences, 18 course(s)