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Maureen Leonard

Maureen LeonardMaureen Leonard
Associate Professor

Phone: (414) 258-4810, ext. 372


  • University of New Mexico, PhD in Biology
  • University of Central Florida, MS in Biology
  • SUNY Binghamton, BS in Biology

"I teach mainly courses for biology major and enjoy watching my students develop into competent, curious, and creative scientists.  My personal research is in animal behavior, specifically bird song, but I also do research on improving the teaching of science, with my students providing the insights and testing new techniques."


  • "Building skills for complex problem solving through explicit instruction" American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, 2014
  • "Flipping BIO 325 Microbiology" Mount Mary University PED talk, 2014
  • "Ecological factors predicting of singing on the nest" American Ornithologists Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Joint meeting, 2013
  • "Why does the wild bird sing?" Menomonee Falls Public Library Speakers Series, 2013


  • "Insulin-Glucagon Interactions: Using a Game to Understand Hormonal Control" J Chem Ed in press
  • "Antibiotic resistance: can we ever win?" National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, 2012
  • "An overview and analysis of singing on the nest in North American birds" Can J Zool, 2008

Professional Memberships:

  • American Ornithologists' Union
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Biology Scholars
  • Animal Behavior Society

Grants and Special Projects:

  • Molecular Modeling - CREST