Marshak Science Building
Dr. Firooznia is interested in science pedagogy, botany, and ecophysiology. His current research focuses on a) the effectiveness of various teaching methods that use active learning in the science classroom, b) the biochemistry of insecticide resistance in bean beetles, and c) potential uses of plant essential oils as alternatives to synthetic chemicals.
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Cornell University, NY , 1998
B.S. in Biology, Yale University, CT, 1991
Biology 10000- Strategy of Life
Biology 10100- Biological Foundations I
Biology 31810- Ethnobotany
Biology 31106- Comparative Physiological Ecology
Biology 46600- Plant Physiology
Instructional design and science pedagogy
Using biochemical methods to study a) factors that affect sensitivity of bean beetles to the organophosphate insecticide malaoxon, and b) potential insecticidal activity of plant essential oils
Firooznia, F., 2015. Time to translate: deciphering the codon in the classroom. The American Biology Teacher. 77(3): 185-190.
Firooznia, F., 2009. An ode to PSII. The American Biology Teacher. 71(1): 27-30.
Firooznia, F., 2007. The story of the Calvin Cycle: bringing carbon fixation to life. The American Biology Teacher. 69(6): 364-367.
Firooznia, F., and D. Andreadis, 2006. Information literacy in introductory biology. Journal of College Science Teaching. May/June, 23-27.
Firooznia, F., 2006. Giant Ants and Walking Plants: Using science fiction to teach a writing-intensive, lab-based biology class for non-majors. Journal of College Science Teaching. March/April, 26-31.