fjoseph02@hamline.edu
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Frantz Joseph
fjoseph02@hamline.edu

Frantz Joseph

Biology Laboratory Technician

Contact Info

Frantz Joseph
fjoseph02@hamline.edu

Biography

Frantz B. Joseph is the Laboratory Technician and Lab Instructor of the Biology Department at Hamline University’s College of Liberal Arts. Joseph holds a B.A in Biology with an emphasis in Health and Medical Sciences from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a M.S in Environmental Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His primary research of study is environmental microbiology. His research background revolves around selenium nanoparticles and the environment. The topic of interest is to determine the location of selenium nanoparticles on the soil bacterial surface. He also has extensive training using Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy and ICP-MS.

Teaching Style

Frantz B. Joseph uses a question/answer approach to learning. The goal of this is to promote individual understanding of the material by encouraging the students to critically think about the subject at hand. He enjoys facilitating group discussion to aid in student participation, to challenge students to support and communicate their ideas, and to expand student’s knowledge by hearing differing opinions. Biology is a diverse field where it’s best learned through sharing ideas and exploring difficult areas through discussion. His goal is to promote independence and improve critical thinking abilities among the students, which can be applied way beyond the classroom setting.

One of my professors always used to say “If you can simplify your notes and explain it to your friends, then you truly mastered the material”

Joseph is a fun, creative individual who is really passionate about the field of biology and hopes to spark this interest in his students. He is receptive of feedback and promotes a learning environment that encourages students to ask questions.