Kevin Young

Biology

Lecturer


Kevin Young

Contact Information

Office Location: Brigham City Campus
Email: kevin.young@usu.edu

Biography

I have been a student of nature my entire life, so biology was a natural fit for me. My main research emphasis has been with horned lizard ecology, but I am fascinated by all living things and enjoy learning about life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological levels. I really enjoy teaching but have long felt that traditional testing and grading practices were harmful to the learning process, so I have been actively pursuing "ungrading" practices with the goal of fostering deeper understanding, longer retention, more cooperation, and better student-teacher relations. I am proud of my students and believe each of them have something great to contribute to the world.

Teaching Interests

Human anatomy is the course I teach most often, and I always enjoy it. Over the years I have taught general biology, microbiology, physiology, ecology, evolution, animal behavior, herpetology, mammalogy, and more. I always try to learn new things as I teach, and I look for better ways to communicate ideas to students in ways that are memorable and meaningful.

Research Interests

Desert ecology has been my main research focus, with a lot of emphasis on population monitoring and conservation work. More recently I have decided to try a novel approach to addressing the problem of harmful algal blooms. I think the idea is a good one, even though so far all my attempts have failed.

Awards

Certificate in Effective College Instruction, 2022

ACUE and ACE


Teaching

BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2023
BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2023
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2023
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2023
, Fall 2022
BIOL 3100 - Bioethics, Fall 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2022
, Summer 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2022
, Spring 2022
BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2022
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2022
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2022
, Fall 2021
BIOL 3100 - Bioethics, Fall 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2021
BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Summer 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Summer 2021
, Spring 2021
BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2021
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Spring 2021
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2021
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2021
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2021
BIOL 3100 - Bioethics, Fall 2020
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2020
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2020
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2020
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2020
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy, Fall 2020