B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Biology, Georgia State University
Dr. Amy Reber is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology and the Honors College Faculty Associate for GSURC, the Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference.
Dr. Reber has worked with the Honors College for many years as a member of the GSURC Faculty Advisory Board and as an instructor for two Honors 1000 seminar courses. She has been a faculty member in the biology department since 2007 and teaches a variety of courses focused primarily on organismal biology and marine ecology. Her favorite courses to teach are those that give students meaningful experiences outside of the classroom, including a study abroad course focused on coral reefs in the Bahamas and a spring break course focused on coral reef fish in the Florida Keys.
Her strong interest in experiential learning stems from her own experiences in field research as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of her undergraduate honors thesis, Dr. Reber presented her work at the annual departmental symposium. This proved to be a pivotal moment in her career and motivated her to pursue an advanced degree and a career in academia. She is excited to help provide Georgia State students with a similar opportunity to showcase their creative and scholarly works at GSURC.