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Dr. Jen Moon

Professor of Instruction

Department of Molecular Biosciences

College of Natural Sciences

UT Austin

Jen Moon, professor of instruction in BIO and the Department of Molecular Biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Moon regularly teaches Advanced Introduction to Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology Lab, and an undergraduate teaching assistant (UGTA) training course called “Peer Mentoring in Biology.” Dr. Moon has received several teaching awards such as the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, Natural Science Council Faculty Service Award, and College of Natural Science Teaching Excellence Award. Although teaching is her first passion, she is also highly involved in university service. Dr. Moon is an active member of Faculty Council, the Distinguished Service Academy and the Provost’s Teaching Fellows. She values cross-discipline collaborations. With theatre colleagues, Jen developed a professional development workshop series, called Performance Training for Instructors, that incorporates arts-based pedagogy for science and engineering faculty. Dr. Moon is also one of the hosts for the UT Austin Provost’s Teaching Fellow’s podcast, The Other Side of Campus, which features some of the faculty, students and staff that uniquely contribute to the university.