Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Teaching

Courses taught

Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park (2018-2019)

  • Evolutionary Biology (CLFS 609J; online course; 3 units; summer 2019; instructor)
  • Insect Biodiversity: The Good, The Bad and The Weird (HONR208D; 3 units; 2018; teaching assistant)
  • Aquatic Entomology (ENTM667; 3 units; 2018; teaching assistant)

Biology Department, Grand View University (2016–2017)

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati (2010–2014)

Department of Zoology, Herzen State University, St. Petersburg, Russia (2002–2009)

  • Invertebrate Zoology (laboratory, field course; 2002–2003; instructor)
  • Introductory Biology (lectures, laboratory; 2003–2006; instructor, docent)
  • General Biology (lectures; 2003–2005; instructor, docent)
  • Animal Ecology (lectures, laboratory; 2003–2009; instructor, docent)
  • Animal Behavior (lectures; 2004; instructor)
  • Ecology (lectures, laboratory, field course; 2005–2007; docent)
  • Human Ecology (lectures; 2007; docent)
  • Bioindication (lectures; 2008; docent)

Courses developed

Department of Zoology, Herzen State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Conference Presentations

  1. Berendzen, P.B., J.D. Ophus and A.V. Avanesyan. (2007) A cross-cultural study of students’ understanding of evolution. The nature of science and their need for cognition. X Russian-American Conference: Modern Concepts in Higher Education. Herzen State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Oral presentation
  2. Gvozdev, M.A. and A.V. Avanesyan. (2006) Bioethical aspects of the development of aquaculture in Russia. Annual Scientific Conference: Problems of biology and ecology training under the modernization of higher education, Herzen State University of Russia, Saint-Petersburg. November 2006. Oral presentation

Invited Talks

  1. Avanesyan, A. (2019) Ecology of invasive species, consequences on society. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; HONR208D class. Guest lecturer. file_downloadfull text
  2. Avanesyan, A. (2018) Ecology of invasive species, consequences on society. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; HONR208D class. Guest lecturer. file_downloadfull text
  3. Avanesyan A. (2008). Biology education in Russia. Departmental research seminar. Biology Department, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

Course Materials

  1. Avanesyan, A.V. (2003) Animal Ecology: Lecture notes. Herzen State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. 40 p. exit_to_applink to publication
  2. Avanesyan, A.V. (2003) Animal Ecology: Lab assignments. Herzen State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. 15 p. exit_to_applink to publication