About Amy

I am a biologist and STEM educator at The University of Akron. I’ve taught over 11,000 non-majors biology students and mentored 150 biology grad students. I’ve written seven laboratory manuals, while working full time, kicking butt as a single mother, and living with Type I diabetes. I love technology, and use it to enhance my teaching. I recently developed a personal website, and a custom website for a labor2015-01-22 08.05.52atory manual publisher.

This is my personal blog. It is focused on improving STEM education. My mission is to assist other STEM educators in positively impacting their students. As a result, I write about biology, education, technology, student success, and curriculum development. On occasion, I write about things that don’t fit neatly into those categories. I often give shout outs to my son Guppy, and my chihuahua Tipsy.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you want to use technology in your classroom, or design exciting curriculum for your students — then this blog is for you.

I typically post three times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or e-mail.

My Top Posts

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top three in each category:





Student Success

Teacher’s Toolkit

You can also check my blog’s archive for a list of every post I have written or use the search function below my picture in the sidebar to find other posts that might be of interest.

If you’d like the very formal version of “Who is Dr. Amy B Hollingsworth?” here is my curriculum vitae.

I also keep a page of all the places I am mentioned or linked to on the web. My Links, websites, and mentions in articles are here.