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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 Bell, Cassandra   Name:  Cassandra Bell 
Title:  Instructor of Biology; Biology Teacher Education Supervisor 
Education:
M.S., Biology, Winthrop University
B.S., Marine Science, University of South Carolina
S.C. Secondary Science Teaching Certification, Converse College
Office:  244 Dalton Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2111 x6448 
E-mail:  bellc@winthrop.edu  
Web:   
Area(s):
General Biology with emphasis on Ecology/Evolution, Science Teacher Education, Sex Ratios of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings on the South Carolina Coast

Professor Bell is the coordinator of BIOL 150 and 151, which are non-major biology courses at Winthrop. She also teaches sections of these courses in addition to an Honors section once a year. Bell also coordinates the Biology Teacher Education Program and advises and supervises all biology teacher education students. She teaches the Methods of Teaching Science course to these teacher candidates.

Currently, Bell is a primary program director for the Winthrop’s Initiative for STEM Education (WISE) program. The program was funded in 2010 by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grant to support students financially and personally in the areas of math or science education. Prior to joining Winthrop faculty, she taught high school science at Fort Mill High School and worked as a research technician at the Savannah River Ecology Lab.