Duties in the program:
Dr. Elfring is one of the two biology advisors for the program. She co-teaches, with Jo Quintenz, the Biology Teaching Methods course (BIOC 434).
Areas of specialty/interest:
Dr. Elfring is the Chair of the General Biology master's degree program for secondary science teachers. She teaches graduate-level courses in biology and education in that program. She has taught these courses traditionally taught during the summers and recently as distance-learning courses during the school year.
During the school year, she teaches Biology Teaching Methods and also one section of Introductory Biology, MCB 181. She has recently taught two graduate-level courses on Graduate Student Survival Skills for students across campus.