Sarah Haines is a Professor of Biological Sciences. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Georgia, where her thesis and dissertation research focused on the feeding behavior of tufted capuchin monkeys. Dr. Haines also earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Salisbury University.
Her publications include articles in the Journal of College Science Teaching, Innovations in Science Teaching, the Journal of Applied Environmental Education & Communication, The American Biology Teacher, the Journal of Civic Commitment, and The Science Teacher. She has written about the effects of exposure to environmental education on student achievement, pedagogical techniques for outdoor teaching and learning, and the connection between civic engagement and environmental education. She has presented papers at the national conventions of the National Science Teachers Association, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the Association for Science Teacher Education, and the National Association of Biology Teachers, to name a few.
In addition, Dr. Haines has co-authored a book focusing on outdoor teaching and field experiences, several book chapters, and curriculum resources for K-12 teachers.
Before coming to Towson in 2000, she taught 7th grade science for Worcester County Public Schools in Maryland, and at several colleges including Delaware State University, Wesley College, Salisbury University, and The Community College of Baltimore County. Among the courses she teaches are Life Science, Field & Natural Science, Project-Based Instruction, and Science Teaching Practicum.