Beth Brisco-McCann

Beth Brisco-McCann is an instructor in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University. She
completed her Bachelors in Plant Biology at the University of British Columbia, her Masters degree in
Biotechnology from the University of Toronto, and her Doctorate in Plant Breeding and Genetics from
MSU. She currently teaches PLB105 (Introductory Plant Biology) and ISB202 (Applications of
Environmental and Organismal Biology). In these large lecture courses, Beth employs multiple active
learning methods to engage students with the material, including iClicker questions and group activities.
She has taught both online and in-person formats and is always seeking ways to improve the
educational experience of her students. Her ultimate goal is to impart the importance of science in her
students’ lives and wonder of the world around them.