Jeanne Andreoli received her B.S. in Biology and Communications from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 1987; her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1994; and completed her post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. She came to Marygrove in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biology and serves as chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Her teaching and scientific research are in the fields of biochemistry, cell & molecular biology, genetics and microbiology. She engages undergraduate students in her research on examining the inhibitory properties of phytochemicals in biochemical and microbiological assays.
Andreoli’s current research interests are grounded in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including learning theory, pedagogy, and assessment. She has kept abreast of the major national trends and progressive “best practices,” which inform K-16 education for the 21st century. One of her ongoing research projects includes working with institutional teams to collaborate, scale-up and institutionalize efforts to transform undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning environments, primarily through faculty development initiatives, leadership and mentoring development, and curricular innovation. Through her work with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), Andreoli has led teams of faculty, staff and administrators to “think outside the box” about what it means to be scientifically, technologically and quantitatively literate; to examine General Education programs that bring students to a deeper understanding of what “doing science” means; to ensure the success of underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines; and to create a culture where pedagogical innovation is encouraged and faculty are rewarded for strengthening student learning in STEM disciplines.
Currently Andreoli is involved in a 5-year NIH Common Core Fund (BUILD) grant: ReBUILD Detroit, a collaborative inter-institutional grant to strengthen the numbers of underrepresented minorities entering the biomedical fields. As the Director of the Institutional Development Core for the consortium, Andreoli works with campus leaders and faculty at the three consortium institutions (Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University) to devise and implement innovative