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Rachel
Willard

Faculty
Biology

Credentials

MS, Colorado State University
BS, Colorado State University

Biography

I worked my way through college as a CNA and then, in graduate school, I worked as a graduate teaching assistant and taught general biology, cell biology, herpetology, zoology, comparative anatomy, and statistics. I worked for 2 years at a local biotechnology company as a senior researcher and project manager designing, producing, and testing research antibodies. I spent another 2 years as a senior research scientist and manager at a molecular genetics laboratory at UCHSC while teaching as an adjunct instructor at Red Rocks Community College. I worked as an instructor, laboratory coordinator, and pre-med advisor for over 6 years at the University of Denver, teaching anatomy, non-majors biology, and general biology courses before starting in the summer of 2008 at ACC. Here at ACC, I teach primarily anatomy and physiology-related courses, as well as pathophysiology.

Master Teacher

Member of:

  • National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
  • American Herpetology Society

Contact

Department
Biology
Email
rachel.willard [at] arapahoe.edu
Phone
Location
Office
M4715
Mailbox
3rd Floor Mailroom