Dr. Jesica McCue
Clinical Assistant Professor
"Choose wisely: Find a program with authentic teachers who are well versed in their field and dedicated to communication and student success."
Ph.D. – Colorado State University, 1997
UHV Teacher of the Year 2016; UHV Wonderful Woman 2017; UHV Lab Safety Officer 2017-2019; UHV Pre-Health Adviser 2015-2019; UHV 911 Yoga Adviser 2018-2019; UNIV 1300 Instructor 2012, 2017, and 2018
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In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach in the online?
What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?
Weekly online meetings, video lectures, sapling online homework, journal club group project
What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?
BiOL 1308 gives students the opportunity to learn how to communicate scientific principles. They also get to build their teamwork and critical-thinking skills while demonstrating their level of professionalism and integrity.
What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?
Choose wisely: Find a program with authentic teachers who are well versed in their fields and dedicated to communication and student success.
What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?
Earning a bachelor's degree is a great time for self-awareness. It's a safe place for you to explore lots of new things so you can figure out what you like and what you're good at—if you're lucky, those are the same things! After that, you build your credentials by learning everything your major program has to offer through coursework and meaningful experiences like research, internships, studying abroad and service projects.
Why did you start teaching?
My favorite part of working in biomedical research labs was always training other employees and mentoring new students. I was thrilled to be able to start teaching full time in 2010 at UHV. I love being part of a student's journey and can't imagine a more rewarding career.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
I grew up on a small farm in south Texas with pigs, cows, chickens and lots of goats, so I love the outdoors. I've lived in Denver (skiing!) and Miami (south beach!). I'm a certified yoga instructor, mediator, lifeguard and water safety instructor. I love to garden and I bake almost every day.