Dr. Patrick Culbert is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, as well as the Director of Curriculum, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. He earned his Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been on the faculty at UBC since 2016. His research background is in landscape ecology, with interest in spatial patterns of biodiversity, land-use change, and the legacies of agricultural land use.
In his current role, he primarily focuses on teaching and improving undergraduate instruction in the natural sciences. In this context, his pedagogical interests are broad but include applying cognitive science to teaching, innovative teaching techniques, effective use of educational technology, field instruction, and compassion and empathy for students. His essays on teaching have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. He tweets as @pdculbert_ubc and blogs about teaching and learning at Teaching Among Trees.