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Barbara Zorn

I find it rewarding when students exceed their own expectations.

Barbara Zorn, PhD

Department Chair - Associate Professor


Biography

As Department Chair in Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Barb Zorn is deeply involved in expanding student curriculum, programs, and research opportunities that will prepare students for the future workplace. She previously served as Associate Dean, Science Program Chair, and Professor in Environmental Science.

Dr. Barb Zorn has 20 years of teaching, research, and leadership experience in higher education. Prior to joining the University of Arizona Global Campus (formerly Ashford University) in 2012, she served as faculty lecturer and thesis advisor for the MS Degree in Plant Conservation and Biology at Northwestern University. She has received numerous grants, fellowships, and awards including a teaching fellowship from the National Science Foundation and received the Best in Research Track at the OLC Innovate National Conference in 2019. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Zorn served on the Faculty Advisory Council for the University of Phoenix where she helped direct and develop multiple online degree programs in math and science. Dr. Zorn is active in ecological and educational research, with a specific focus on student achievement. Publications are available on Google Scholar.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Zorn-Arnold, B., & Conaway, W. (2016). The keys to online learning for adults: the six principles of andragogy, part III. Distance Learning 13(2), 1-7.

Riaz, S., Bao, M., Zorn-Arnold, B., Weitl, J., & Kirwan, J. (2015). Do students use eTextbooks meaningfully? Lessons learned from four online university courses. Journal of Modern Education Review. 5(10), 951-961.

Sundberg, M., DeAngelis, P., Havens, K., Holsinger, K., Kennedy, K., Kramer, A.T., Muir, R., Olwell, P., Schierenbeck, K., Stritch, L., & Zorn-Arnold, B. (2011). University students perceive strengths where employers find deficiencies. BioScience 61(2), 133-138.

Zorn-Arnold, B., & Howe, H.F. (2007). Plant density, bee behavior, and reproductive failure in a self-compatible forb. American Journal of Botany, 94(10), 1594-1602.

Zorn-Arnold, B., Brown, J.S., & Howe, H.F. (2006). Obvious and cryptic vole suppression of a native forage crop in experimental grasslands. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 167, 961-968.

Education

Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Institution
University of Illinois-Chicago
Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Institution
Lake Forest College

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