Dr. Ruth Buskirk
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Contact Information:
email: rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu
Office: Biological Laboratories, BIO 316, 512-471-7793

Office Hours (spring 2014)
MWF 10-10:30 am, MW 2-3 pm, Tu 10-12.

U.S. Mail, Campus Mail
Dr. Ruth Buskirk, Biology Instructional Office
Department of Molecular Biosciences
[deliveries - 2506 Speedway, NMS 3.316]
1 University Station, Mail Code A5000
Austin TX 78712-0162

Fall 2011 classes

Bio 301E fall 2010 Problems in Modern Biology, Plan II

Bio 311C fall 2010 Introductory Biology I

Bio 315H fall 2011 Advanced Introduction to Honors Genetics

Buskirk - beyond classes

Provost's Teaching Fellows (Inaugural group 2013- )

Health Science Scholars Program (Interim director 2011-2013)

Biology Honors Advisor - Special Departmental Honors in Biology

Freshman Research Initiative

UTeach Program - Advisor

Introductory Biology Course Transformation Project

Buskirk - beyond UT

Biology Directors Consortium

Buskirk classes other semesters

Bio 311D spring 2010 Introductory Biology II

TC 357/BIO 337 (Maymester 2010, 2011, 2013) Costa Rica: Land Use Issues in Rainforest Conservation

Odyssey spring 2009 "Genetics 101"

Bio 398T fall 2005 Supervised Teaching in Biological Sciences

Buskirk - research interests

Behavior and web structure of orb-weaving spiders

How undergraduates learn to read scientific papers

Undergraduate biology teaching and curriculum issues

Bio Sketch: Ruth Buskirk earned her A.B. at Earlham College, M.A. at Harvard University, and Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis. Her research on behavior and physiology includes work of orb-weaving spiders, dragonflies, baboons, and unusual animal behavior before earthquakes. She has taught biology courses at the University of Texas at Austin for 25 years. She especially enjoys her family, music, and being outdoors in different places.