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Dr. Lynn Sims

Associate Adjunct Faculty

Academic

I attended UCF and earned two Bachelor's degress (2003): Forensic Biochemistry and Molecular biology and Microbiology. M.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology (2011) and a Ph.D. in biomedical Sciences (2012)



Research Background

Details of my research and/or list of publications can be found at the following websites:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynn-m-sims-36925912
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lynn_Sims
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qNMwB1cAAAAJ&hl=en



Teaching Experience

I've been a faculty-member at Valencia College's Lake Nona campus since the Fall 2013. I currently teach General Biology 1, General Biology 2, and Microbiology. As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to teach a breadth of courses in the areas of chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and biology. In the past 3-4 years, I have also kept a 'full time' load between teaching biology here at Valencia College as well as biology at Seminole State College and briefly chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Central Florida


Teaching Philosophy

As an instructor at a learning-centered college, I believe my main goal is to facilitate learning for every type of student by providing as many options and tools for learning as possible. This allows the students a variety of choices in which to become active learners and to take responsibility for their learning. In order to assist students in discovering their potential for learning, while considering students learn in different ways, a variety of teaching styles, tools, and resources should be made available. Some of these include collaborative group activities, active participation, modeling, creative presentation of the material, or an 'online' component. Employing a variety of teaching styles by providing a multitude of resources and keeping the students engaged in the classroom, and outside of the classroom as well as helping students become partners in learning.


Professional Development

I have maintained my Associate Faculty certification since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, I earned Digital Professor certification in the Summer of 2015. I continue to attend professional development training to maintain my certification and plan to complete all the certifications available.


Hobbies

I am dedicated to health and fitness so I regularly use the East Campus Fitness Center. I also enjoy camping, boating, and racing.



Email: lsims3@valenciacollege.edu

Office: Lake Nona Campus

Location: 1-120

Email: lsims3@valenciacollege.edu

Office: Other

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