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Julio G. Soto, Ph.D.
My primary goal as a teacher is to make biology exciting and engaging to all students while trying to encourage the development of critical thinking skills. My syllabi (Green sheets), teaching style and my exams reflect my teaching goals and philosophy. My exams contain essay questions requiring the student to think critically and incorporate or synthesize learned information. Written communication skills are essential in the competitive workforce of today and most employers in high technology fields seek prospective employees who can think critically and independently. I use workshops and case studies as participatory activities that supplement lectured material and involve students actively in their learning.
As a member of an under-represented minority group, I am committed to making the unlimited intellectual possibilities of modern biology accessible to all students.
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