tcrum@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-3122
Biological Sciences
B.S., Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia; M.S., Long Island University



Tucker R. Crum
Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory

Leads students in inquiry-based or project-based laboratory and focus on scientific writing.


I seek to understand how students become engaged in scientific inquiry in order to devise new curriculum for biology laboratory courses based on effective pedagogy. I'm an active member of the Association of College Science Teachers and the American Society of Microbiology's Education working group.

I teach biological sciences laboratory courses in microbiology, genetics, cell biology, cell physiology, and writing about science. I develop an open-source, Web-based laboratory curriculum available at openwetware.org.

Member: American Society of Microbiology; National Science Teachers Association; Association of College Science Teachers.

I'm a tour guide at the Institute of Contemporary Art and a museum teacher at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, both in Boston.