Maria Goodrich

 

Maria Goodrich

Maria Goodrich

Instructor of Biology

Maria Goodrich is an aquatic ecologist who has been involved in teaching undergraduate biology since 2003. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and worked as a research assistant at the USGS and the Stanford Medical School. She completed her doctoral coursework in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 where her research focused on bacterial-algal interactions in aquatic environments. She began teaching at Marygrove College in 2010. Her teaching achievements include the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor and Teaching Effectiveness Awards from UC Berkeley and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Marygrove chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. She has also served as a faculty advisor and research mentor for the Michigan College Alliances Third 90 Network.

Ms. Goodrichs research interests encompass many aspects of freshwater ecology, including biomonitoring, habitat restoration, and factors affecting biofilm formation. Outside of school she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and camping.

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