Kathleen Fitzpatrick, PhD
Dewey Fellow (January 2018 - December 2018)
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at SFU. She received her PhD from SFU in 2005, in the field of Molecular Genetics. She began teaching at SFU, as a limited term lecturer, in the Fall of 2004. Teaching mainly Genetics and Developmental Biology, she continues to do a little genetic research in collaboration with a colleague at Western Washington University, and with the help of an army of undergraduates at SFU. Educational interests include student motivation, metacognition and student self-efficacy. Kathleen has twice been nominated for SFU’s excellence in teaching awards and was a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, for the year 2012-2013. Kathleen received a Teaching and Learning Development grant to study the impact of student self-reflection and metacognitive instruction on learning gains and student attitude.