Baylor's Dr. Elizabeth Forrester Named Biology Teacher Of The Year

Friday, August 11, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Forrester
Dr. Elizabeth Forrester

Baylor faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Forrester has been named Tennessee's Outstanding Biology Teacher of 2016-2017 by the National Association of Biology Teachers. The NABT provides numerous awards to biology and life science teachers each year, including an Outstanding Biology Teacher in each state, province, and territory. There are also awards in specific subject areas, for new teachers, and to recognize service to NABT, life science teaching, or learning communities. 

Dr. Forrester earned a B.S. in chemistry from UTC and an M.S. and Ph.D. in cancer biology from Vanderbilt University. She established the Partnership in Research and Laboratory Learning with the UTC chemistry department, which exposes a select group of highly motivated high school students to the rigors of undergraduate level research. She has also partnered with UMass-Boston to develop a small personalized online course for introductory/AP biology using the Edge.EdX platform. As a researcher, she has ongoing projects in biochemistry and cancer biology at both UTC and Sewanee: The University of the South. 

In her second year on the Baylor faculty, Dr. Forrester teaches advanced placement biology and scientific research.



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