Featured Educator: Megan Meuti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Entomology

Featured Educator: Megan Meuti, PhD, Assistant Professor

Ohio State alumna Megan Meuti earned bachelor’s degrees in entomology and microbiology in 2008, and her PhD in entomology in 2014, all from Ohio State. Since joining the Ohio State Entomology faculty as an assistant professor in 2016, she has taught the following undergraduate courses: ENTMLGY 2101: Pests, Plagues, Pollinators and Poisons: Insects in Human Affairs, a general education (GE) course for nonscience majors for which she has co-authored a freely available textbook; ENTMLGY 4000: General Entomology (co-taught with Carol Anelli in autumn 2018) and for which she has contributed six recorded lectured that are part of the online offering of this course; and ENTMLGY 1350: The Biology of Hope and Belief, a GE science course as an asynchronous online course that has enrolled over 580 students. Meuti teaches Entomology Course 1350: Biology of Hope and BeliefMeuti’s graduate courses include ENTMLGY 6310: Insect Physiology and Molecular Biology and ENTMLGY 6320: Experimental Insect Physiology and Molecular Biology, which she teaches every other fall. She has also co-taught a graduate seminar course on vector biology.

Meuti uses backward course design and research-supported techniques to enhance student learning and engagement in her courses, and routinely attends workshops and programming sponsored by the Drake Institute of Teaching and Learning and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning to further hone her teaching skills. In 2018, Meuti was awarded the Early Career Professional Educator by the Entomological Society of America.Meuti with students at poster presentation

In addition to her teaching, Meuti oversees an active research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. When Meuti is not teaching, researching mosquitoes, or engaging in outreach, she can be found at home playing with her three children (ages 7, 5, and 1), cooking, baking, and watching documentaries.