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I attended middle school and high school in the east bay, and currently live in San Francisco. For college, I temporarily left northern California to go to UCLA. There I earned degrees in marine biology and music (saxophone performance). While at UCLA, and in between undergraduate and graduate school, I worked on numerous research projects relating to marine ecology and terrestrial habitat restoration. I completed my graduate thesis research in biology at SFSU. My work dealt with speciation in marine fishes, and specifically the genetics of diamond turbot (flatfish) populations from California and Mexico. As a grad student, I also spent a large amount of time studying issues in science education through the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL) at SFSU. For 2 years I partnered with a teacher from the SF school district to experiment with innovative lessons in general biology and earth science. Since graduate school, I have taught general biology, human biology, and anatomy/physiology at Skyline College, College of Marin, Laney College, and De Anza. Among other activities, during that time I have worked on multiple projects focused on issues of equity and diversity in the classroom, helped re-write general biology and human biology lab curricula, taught in a Learning Community (LinC) involving biology and speech students, published and presented papers in the field of college science teaching, and assisted faculty at multiple schools in writing and implementing Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) and assessments.
Alongside my teaching assignments, I am presently a principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant called CCB FEST (Community College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching). CCB FEST seeks to provide more support and a greater sense of community for biology instructors in the bay area, such that they have the resources to reflect on their teaching practice from an evidence-based perspective. I love studying biology and learning about how students perceive the subject. Teaching biology allows me to continually advance my knowledge and apply that knowledge in new situations. By working with students, I get to explore many different perspectives on the nature of science and the relevance of biology to all people's lives!
- Human Biology (Bio 11), De Anza College
- Human Anatomy & Physiology (Bio 40A, 40B, & 40C), De Anza College
- Body Language: From DNA to Dialogue (Bio 11/Speech 10 LinC), De Anza College
- Form & Function in the Biological World (Bio 6A), De Anza College
- Principles of Biology (Bio 110), Skyline College
- Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology (Bio 24), Laney College
- Introduction to Biology (Bio 10), Laney College
- Principles of Biology (Bio 11), Laney College
- Introduction to Biology Lab (Bio 110L), College of Marin
- B.S. in Marine Biology (UCLA)
- B.A. in Music - Saxophone Performance (UCLA)
- M.S. in Ecology & Systematic Biology (SFSU)
Papers, Presentations, & Books
In Science Education
- Interviewed in: Savage, N. 2013. A Sense of Community. Nature 495: 129-131.
- Schinske, J. 2013. On equity & diversity in the A&P classroom: Initiating discussions about scientists from diverse backgrounds while covering A&P content. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. May 25-29, 2013.
- Schinske, J. 2013. Instructor's Manual for Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 6th ed., by Martini and Bartholomew. Pearson. San Francisco.
- Schinske, J. 2013. Instructor's Manual for Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, by Martini, Ober, Bartholomew, and Nath. Pearson. San Francisco.
- Schinske, J. 2012. Taming the testing/grading cycle in classes centered around open-ended assessment. Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK. May 26-31, 2012.
- Schinske, J. 2012. On Fostering a Sense of Community Among Faculty. Partners in Learning Conference, De Anza College. March 2, 2012.
- Content contributor to: Goodenough, J. and B. McGuire. 2012. Biology of Humans, Fourth Edition. Pearson Benjamin Cummings. San Francisco.
- Schinske, J., Busch, A., and Tanner, K. 2011. Community College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching (CCB FEST). American Association of Community Colleges/NSF Conference, Washington D.C. June 16-17, 2011.
- Schinske, J. 2011. Taming the Testing/Grading Cycle in Lecture Classes Centered Around Open-Ended Assessment. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(4): 46-52
- Schinske, J. 2011. Instructor's Manual for Visual Anatomy & Physiology, by Martini, Ober, and Nath. Pearson Benjamin Cummings. San Francisco.
- Schinske, J. 2011. Introductory-level courses at De Anza and the future of health professions. Partners in Learning Conference, De Anza College. March 4, 2011.
- Schinske, J., Busch, A., and Tanner, K. 2011. Community College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching (CCB FEST). National Science Foundation TUES/CCLI Conference, Washington D.C. January 26-28, 2011.
- Schinske, J., Clayman K., Busch, A., and Tanner, K. 2008. Teaching the anatomy of a scientific journal article. The Science Teacher. October 2008: 49-56.
- Schinske, J. 2008. Using concept maps to encourage reflective learning and detect conceptual changes. Guest Lecture: Graduate Seminar in Science Education. San Francisco State University. May 5, 2008.
- Busch, A. and Schinske, J. 2007. Creative ways to use assessment to guide your science teaching. City College of San Francisco Math, Science, & CTE Conference. June 2007.
- Clayman, K. and J. Schinske. 2007. Year 2: Formative Classroom Assessment. SFSU College of Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase.
- Schinske, J. and K. Clayman. 2007. Using Google Earth to integrate biology, geography, and earth science in teaching evolution. San Francisco Unified School District Secondary Math and Science Professional Development Workshop. January 2007.
- Clayman, K. and J. Schinske. 2006. Exploring science classroom inquiry, equity, and assessment through partnership. SFSU College of Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase.
- Schinske, J., Bernardi, G., Jacobs, D., and E. Routman. 2010. Phylogeography of the diamond turbot (Hypsopsetta guttulata) across the Baja California Peninsula. Marine Biology. 157(1): 123-134.
- Schinske, J. 2008. Why fish stop mating: speciation in the Pacific Ocean. Science in Action Speaker Series. Skyline College. April 3, 2008.
- Schinske, J. 2007. Phylogeography of the diamond turbot (Hypsopsetta guttulata). SFSU Department of Biology Master's Thesis.
- Schinske, J. and E. Routman. 2007. Incipient speciation in the diamond turbot (Hypsopsetta guttulata). SFSU College of Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase.
- Schinske, J. and S. Cohen. 2006. Ah receptor sequence variation from shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) populations in polychlorinated biphenyl contaminated and reference sites around San Francisco Bay. NorCal SETAC Annual Convention. Davis, CA.
- Anderson, S., J. Schinske, and J. Kluse. 2002. The relative importance of grazing and topography on oak performance since 1928. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts. 87: 65.
- Anderson S., J. Kluse, A. Launer, J. Schinske. 2002. The value of conducting restorations as explicit experiments. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts. 87:64-65.
- Schinske, J. and G. Forrester. 2000. Sex change of the protogynous Caribbean reef fish, Coryphopterus glaucofraenum, in the field. UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal. 13: 110-114.
- Rii, S., J. Schinske, and M. Rosales. 2000. Effects of habitat features and predation on distributions of mudflat clams. Bodega Marine Lab Student Reports, MBQ 2000.
- Schinske, J. 2000. Effects of the macroalgae, Ulva, on the relative distributions of two mudflat bivalve congeners and their dead shell material. Bodega Marine Lab Student Reports, MBQ 2000
- Rosales, M, J. Schinske, and S. Rii. 2000. Use of PIT tags on the rocky intertidal fish Cebidichthys violaceus towards the establishment of a long-term study. Bodega Marine Lab Student Reports, MBQ 2000.