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Amanda Helip-Wooley

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Amanda Helip-Wooley was a Learning and Development Facilitator for the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence from 2017 though 2019. In that role she contributed to all of ATLE's events and programs and helped to develop the faculty Peer Observation Program and Learning Assistant training curriculum. Prior to her work with ATLE, Dr. Helip-Wooley served as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Transformation Coordinator for the NSF-funded STEER grant to promote excellence in STEM teaching at the University of South Florida. Dr. Helip-Wooley also taught Anatomy and Physiology, General Genetics, and Organic Evolution as an Adjunct Instructor.

Dr. Helip-Wooley earned a B.S. in Zoology at the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Tulane University. She conducted postdoctoral research in cell biology and genetics at the National Institutes of Health, where she also completed a fellowship, and became ABMGG board certified, in Human Biochemical Genetics.

Dr. Helip-Wooley has a fundamental interest in science education and will continue in her efforts to inspire and prepare young people for success in STEM-related careers.