Kira Wennstrom

Kira Wennstrom
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Fall office hours: TW 9:30-10:20a, W 2:00-3:20p, Th 9:30-10:50a

Classes taught: BIOL 090, BIOL 292, BIOL&170, BIOL&212, BIOL&241

Employee Bio

Kira Wennstrom joined the Shoreline Biology Department in 2005 after three years as associate professor of biology at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and a four-year postdoctoral position at the University of Washington. Her research interests center on the structural and functional relationships among hormones, the brain, and behavior. While at the University of Washington, she studied the neuroendocrinology of song in white crowned sparrows. Her doctoral work focused on sex determination and sexual differentiation in whiptail lizards.
At Shoreline, her teaching style is interactive and inquiry-based, with a focus on building strong study skills. She has served in a number of leadership roles on campus including Faculty Senate Chair, Chair of the Strategic Planning/Budget Committee, and First Vice President of the faculty union.

Education & Training

B.S., Oregon State University
Ph.D., University of Texas