Tucker Crum


(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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Gary C. Harris
Professor and Department Chair
Tel: 781.283.3168 (for appointments)

Mary Helen McCollister
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3154

Karin Thomason
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3153