Dan Grunspan

Person Profile

Personal Information
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Dan
Grunspan
Graduate Student
Contact Information
E-Mail: 
grunny@uw.edu
Mailbox: 
353100
Office Phone: 
2104885828
Alternate Phone: 
2104885828
Academic Information
Research Summary: 
My research aims to understand nuances of human cultural transmission through an evolutionary lens. Specifically, I am interested in social learning biases, their impact on effective transmission, and potential genetic underpinnings to learning strategies. I use a mix of longitudinal social network analysis and genetic analysis within large undergraduate classrooms to answer these broad questions. I am also involved with biology education research. I use social network analysis to understand various aspects of student experiences in introductory biology. Current research projects include understanding how study networks form, the importance of peer networks to student learning outcomes, and gender inequity.
Teaching: 
<p>Past teaching experience: Course coordinator for Biology 200 Teaching assistant for Biology 200 (5 times) Teaching assistant for Biology 400 (2 times) Teaching assistant for Biocultural Anthropology 201 (1 time)</p>
Discipline: 
Biocultural Anthropology
Selected Publications