Lisa Mazzarelli received a B.S. degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a major in mathematics and a minor in human biology. After some years teaching secondary math and science in public school and working in the computer industry, Lisa returned to school and earned an M.S. degree in biology with an emphasis on forest ecology from Western Carolina University. Following graduate school, Lisa worked in research focused on the effects of land use practices on forest bird communities, and also investigated the impacts of the southern pine beetle on southeastern forest communities. Lisa then became the associate director of the Highlands Biological Station in the western mountains of North Carolina where she taught cultural and ecological history of the southern Appalachians. Teaching at Husson gives Lisa the opportunity to continue to help students achieve their goals, and to share her love of learning and scientific inquiry.
Moyer, Jonathan, B.S., M.S.
Instructor, Mathematics, School of Science and Humanities
Jonathan Moyer received a BS in Physics and an MS in Teaching from the University of Maine. He has experience teaching in a variety of courses in the fields of mathematics and physics, ranging from calculus, algebra, statics and various introductory physics courses. In addition, Jonathan has worked on a variety of research fields, such studying chromatin dynamics in early mouse embryos at the Jackson Labs in Bar Harbor, ME, to determining high school student understanding of stem cells and stem cell research.
I believe the role of the instructor should be one that helps the student to discover their own potential and assists them in their development as lifelong learners. One of the best ways to do this is to use data-driven activities, and I'm constantly seeking ways to incorporate this into my classes. I'm also continually amazed and inspired by the students here at Husson, many of whom manage a variety of responsibilities as they pursue their degrees.