Rachel Kennison

Associate Teaching Professor


228 Hershey Hall
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Recent Courses

- Communicating Science to Informal Audiences

Research Areas

Ecology, Marine Biology

Research Interests

As the Executive Director of UCLA’s Center for Education, Innovation and Learning in the Sciences and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, I am engaged in research and development of courses, curriculum and initiatives to improve and transform undergraduate STEM education to be more inclusive and equitable by using evidence-based and antiracist practices. As the Institutional Administrative Co-Leader for UCLA’s Center for the Integration of Research. Teaching and Learning, a National network that provides certification in scientific teaching and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, I oversee graduate level courses that support certification in Teaching-as-Research projects.

Selected Publications

Scaling Up a Life Science College Career Exploration Course to Foster STEM Confidence and Career Self-Efficacy