Lara Pacifici joined the faculty of KSU's College of Science and Mathematics in June 2010. She…
Georgia (Jan 4, 2011) — Lara Pacifici joined the faculty of KSU's College of Science and Mathematics in June 2010. She is an assistant professor of biology education and the coordinator for the Master of Arts in Teaching Biology program. She studies the attitudes of undergraduate students toward science research projects, and the educational impact of student and teacher participation in research.Link To Website
Pacifici's background is in wildlife biology. She earned her masters in wildlife science examining the dynamics of a protected population of black bears. Pacifici has also studied small mammals and salamanders and spent a year in San Diego studying the behavior of gray whales and bottle-nose dolphins.
Before she earned her Ph.D. in science education she taught high school science in North Carolina for 4 years.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.