MARGARET WECK,  D.A.Associate Professor, Physiology
Director, Basic and Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from University of Illinois, Urbana, 1980;
Master's degree in Zoology from Idaho State University, 1983;
Doctor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Idaho State University, 1985
Area of Speciality
Favorite courses,activities,and scholarly interest
Dr. Weck loves teaching physiology. Her scholarly interests include finding out what makes particular subjects difficult to learn, and developing techniques for accurately assessing students' understanding of a subject area. If learning can be “measured,” then the effectiveness of different learning strategies can be tested. Dr. Weck is also interested in the history of scientific thought, and how students' personal understandings of science concepts parallel the history of scientific thought.
Flamingos entered her life in 1980, and Dr. Weck has not been able to shake them since. Dr. Weck and her husband are constantly renewed by interaction with their two ferret wards, and have learned that you can take custody of and responsibility for ferrets, but you can’t really “own” them. She loves language, and is not reticent about employing the plethora of interesting words that she knows.