I have been at UND for approximately 10 years now, and in that time my teaching experience has focused primarily on non-major's biology (Concepts of Biology or Biol 111 and the associated lab), introductory biology (both Biol 150 and 151, or General Bio I and II), and working with our undergraduate teaching assistants. I teach these courses both on campus and online. I have also worked with the College of Education to help with their Introduction to Education course (T&L 250), and Models of Teaching (T&L 542), as well with a number of student teachers during their time out in the local high schools, and the Honors Department to teach an advanced colloquium on Translational Biology (Hon 393). My research has two main arms, one focused on SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) and the other on biological conservation, where I have been fortunate enough to collaborate extensively with my wife, who is also here at UND.
A sample of my publications include the following:
SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
Felege, C., Romsdahl, R., Hunter, J., Hunter, C., & Ellis-Felege, S. (2019). Immersive field experiences lead to higher-level learning and translational impacts on students. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-11.
Felege, C. J., & Ralph, S. J. (2018). Evaluating the efficacy of a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Classroom for Major and Non-major Biology Students. Journal of Biological Education) 53(1), 98-109.
Felege, C. J., Hunter, C., Hunter, J., & Ellis-Felege, S. N. (2018). Pedagogy and practice in STEM field experiences: intersections of student and mentor identity and impacts upon student outcomes. Journal of Education for Teaching, 44(4), 514-516.
Felege, C., Hahn, E. C., Hunter, C., & Gleditsch, R. (2016). Bench, Bedside, Curbside, and Home: Translational Research to Include Transformative Change Using Educational Research. Journal of Research Practice, 12(2), 1.
Felege, C. and Olson, M. (2015). Online Education: Faculty Perceptions and Recommendations. National Forum, Focus on Colleges, Universities, and Schools, 9(1), 1
Barnas, A. F., Felege, C. J., Rockwell, R. F., & Ellis-Felege, S. N. (2018). A pilot (less) study on the use of an unmanned aircraft system for studying polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Polar Biology, 41(5), 1055-1062.
Barnas, A., Newman, R., Felege, C. J., Corcoran, M. P., Hervey, S. D., Stechmann, T. J., . . . Ellis?Felege, S. N. (2018). Evaluating behavioral responses of nesting lesser snow geese to unmanned aircraft surveys. Ecology and evolution, 8(2), 1328-1338.
Ellis-Felege, S. N., T. Desell, C. J. Felege. 2014. A bird’s eye view of …birds: combining technology and citizen science for conservation. Wildlife Professional 8: 27-30
UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching - 2014, 2021