Jacqueline McLaughlin

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Associate Professor of Biology, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Jacqueline McLaughlin is best known for her endless enthusiasm for science, fervent passion for teaching and undergraduate research, and tireless devotion to conservation. She is an Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University-Lehigh Valley where she has been educating undergraduates both formally (classroom) and informally (in the field) for nearly 25 years. To her credit, she is the Founding Director of Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences (CHANCE), Penn State’s award-winning, international environmental education program with over 50 governmental, non-governmental, academic, and corporate partners and/or collaborators around the world. She has developed and led short-term study abroad programs to Alaska, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Panama, Peru, and Tanzania (and soon Romania and Malaysia).

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Recent Publications

Teaching environmental sustainability while transforming study abroad

McLaughlin, J. S., Jan 1 2021, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 13, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 50.

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Making it stick: A CURE designed to introduce students to the scientific process and the host response to foreign materials

Slee, J. B. & McLaughlin, J. S., Jul 1 2019, In: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 47, 4, p. 417-425 9 p.

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An Authentic Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Developmental Biology and Physiology Laboratory Using the Chick Embryonic Heart

McLaughlin, J. S. & Patel, M. A., Oct 2017, In: American Biology Teacher. 79, 8, p. 645-653 9 p.

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Student Scientists: Transforming the Undergraduate Biology Lab into a Research Experience

Goedhart, C. M. & McLaughlin, J. S., Aug 2016, In: American Biology Teacher. 78, 6, p. 502-508 7 p.

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Increasing Authenticity & Inquiry in the Cell & Molecular Biology Laboratory

McLaughlin, J. S. & Coyle, M. S., Aug 2016, In: American Biology Teacher. 78, 6, p. 492-500 9 p.

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Vision & Change: Why it Matters

McLaughlin, J. & Metz, A., Aug 2016, In: American Biology Teacher. 78, 6, p. 456-462 7 p.

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Overcoming the barrier to implementing authentic research experiences through faculty mentorship

Goedhart, C. M. & McLaughlin, J. S., Jun 1 2015, In: CBE Life Sciences Education. 14, 2, p. 14:le1, 1-14:le1, 2

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In tribute to my mentors

Mclaughlin, J. S., Mar 1 2009, In: American Biology Teacher. 71, 3, p. 134-136 3 p.

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