Kelrick Named as Leadership Fellow

Michael Kelrick, chair of the Biology Department, has been selected as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow by the Partnership for undergraduate life Sciences Education (PULSE) Community.

PULSE is a collaborative effort funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The effort is supporting a yearlong program in which the Fellows consider and recommend models for improving undergraduate life sciences education.

Educators selected to be Leadership Fellows go through a nation-wide selection process. This year more than 250 applications were evaluated and only 40 were selected. Candidates were chosen for their experience in catalyzing reform in undergraduate biology education.

“This comes at a fantastic time as the Biology Department, under Michael’s leadership, has been planning substantial curricular reform in the context of the Vision Statement,” said Jon Gering, dean of Science and Mathematics. “Michael’s involvement in the PULSE community will also highlight Truman’s efforts toward an exemplary undergraduate biology education on a national level.”