Dr. Megan M. Hoffman

Professor of Biology
At Berea College since 1994

Contact Information

Office: MAC 324
CPO 1816
Phone: 859-985-3347
Email: hoffmanm@berea.edu

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Tues: 1 – 2:00 p.m.
Wed: 4 – 5:00 p.m.
Thur: 1 – 2:45 p.m.

Dr. Megan Hoffman, smiling and knitting

Class Schedule

  • BIO 110  (Thur: 8:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
  • BIO 325  (Tue: 8:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.)

Education

Ph.D. – Washington University, ’90
B.A. – Dartmouth College, ’83

Courses Taught

  • GSTR 110 Freshman Writing Seminar I: Critical Thinking
  • GSTR 332 Scientific Origins
  • BIO 110 Modern Biology
  • BIO 331 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 325 Neurobiology

Major Research Interests

  • Science Education
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and other learning-centered pedagogies
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Development of the pectoralis nerve and muscle in chicken embryos

2018: Berea College Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching

2013: Outstanding College/University Teacher Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science

2011: “Get a Life Outside of Berea” award from the senior class

2010: Monkey Bible Contest award for innovative methods of teaching evolution

2007: Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Member

1999: Cutting Edge Award, Second place, Appalachian College Association Technology Summit

1999: Paul C. Hager Excellence in Advising Award, Berea College

Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society

1983-86: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

1983: A.B. awarded cum laude, Dartmouth College

1982-83: Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College

  • Kentucky Academy of Science
  • KAS Speakers Bureau
  • The POGIL Project
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Book Chapter

Richardson, S. and Hoffman, M. (2019) “Team Construction and Accountability” in POGIL: An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Those Who Wish to Empower Learners. Shawn R. Simonson, ed. Stylus Publishing.

Supplemental Classroom Materials

Trout, L., ed. 2012. POGIL Activities for AP Biology. Flinn Scientific, Inc. Biology Content Editor for the 32 guided-learning activities, and editor-at-large.

Trout, L., ed. 2012. POGIL Activities for High School Biology. Flinn Scientific, Inc. Biology Content Editor for the 32 guided-learning activities, and editor-at-large.

Trout, L., ed. 2012. POGIL Activities for High School Chemistry. Flinn Scientific, Inc. Editor-at-large.