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Carly Busch

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Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Carly Busch is a second year PhD candidate in ASU's Biology and Society program, advised by Dr. Katelyn Cooper and Dr. Sara Brownell. She researches ways to make undergraduate biology education spaces (e.g., classrooms, research experiences) more inclusive. Currently, she is investigating the impact of an instructor revealing their LGBTQ+ identity during class on the students.


B.A. in Biology, Whitman College, 2015

Research Interests: 

Biology education

Inclusive teaching

Research Group: 

Research for Inclusive STEM Education Center


Busch CA, Supriya K, Brownell SE*, Cooper KM* Unveiling concealable stigmatized identities in class: The impact of an instructor revealing her LGBTQ+ identity to students in a large-enrollment biology course. In press at CBE Life Sciences Education. *These senior authors contributed equally. 

Abraham AE, Busch CA, Brownell SE*, Cooper KM* (2022). Instructor perceptions of student incivility in the online undergraduate science classroom. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, e00271-21. *These senior authors contributed equally.

Mohammed TF#, Nadile EM#, Busch CA#, Brister D*, Brownell SE, Claiborne CT*, Edwards BA*, Gazing Wolf J*, Lunt C*, Tran M*, Vargas C*, Walker KM*, Warkina TD*, Witt ML*, Zheng Y, Cooper KM. (2021). Aspects of large-enrollment online college science courses that exacerbate and alleviate student anxiety. CBE–Life Sciences Education, 20(4). doi:10.1187/cbe.21-05-0132 #These first authors contributed equally. *These authors contributed equally.

Honors / Awards: 

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

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