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Cynthia Littlejohn

Dr. Cynthia Littlejohn

Senior Lecturer


It is my philosophy that learning should not be a passive activity. Promoting an active learning classroom keeps students attentive, focused, and interested. Students tend to respond positively when they are encouraged to participate in constructing their own knowledge. This allows them the opportunity to process information and make important connections with previous knowledge. While learning is the student’s primary responsibility, motivating students to learn is a crucial role played by the instructor. This motivation relies on both instructor content knowledge and an ability to communicate content effectively and with true enthusiasm. Research shows that students learn in many different ways. I try to maximize all my students’ potential by employing classic lectures combined with discussion, videos, recorded lectures, concept maps, diagrams and collaborative group activities. I use a traditional textbook for reference materials but I also draw from primary literature and other sou

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2022)
  • Microbial Physiology (MS) - Jacksonville State University (2002)
  • BS - Jacksonville State University (1999)

Biology & Society
Human Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Biology I
General Microbiology and lab
Microbes in Health & Disease and lab

  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Walker Science Building (WSB) 144 map




Areas of Expertise

Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Science Education, Biomedical Sciences