Carol M. Anelli

Dr. Carol M. Anelli is a professor of entomology and faculty fellow in the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology from the University of Illinois, where she garnered recognition for teaching excellence as a teaching assistant. At WSU, she has developed more than a dozen courses for the general education program, the honors college, and the Department of Entomology.

Dr. Anelli served as inaugural chair for the WSU President’s Teaching Academy and serves on its board. WSU has recognized Dr. Anelli’s teaching contributions with the Marian E. Smith Award for Faculty Achievement (1999), the Honors College Faculty Award (2002), and the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction (2009). Dr. Anelli received the WSU Faculty Library Excellence Award (2010) and the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (2009). She has organized numerous ESA symposia and served as ESA Program Co-Chair (2004), Section B Chair (2004), Linnaean Games organizer/moderator (EB-ESA, PB-ESA), and Student Competitions Chair (PB-ESA). She served as an Entomological Foundation counselor and has been co-editor for the Heritage feature of American Entomologist since 1997.

Dr. Anelli’s current research and publications address the history of entomology and evolutionary thought, the teaching of evolution, and pedagogy using active learning and interdisciplinary approaches. She has organized outreach events and appeared on radio and television advocating for evolution education.

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