David Boose, associate professor of biology Gonzaga University, has been appointed as the director of Gonzaga’s Center for Teaching and Advising (CTA). Boose, who will begin the three-year term this summer, has served as interim director of the CTA since the start of the 2007-2008 academic school year.
Boose, who has taught at GU since 1998, received the unanimous recommendation of the committee searching for a new CTA director.
Thayne McCulloh, Gonzaga’s interim academic vice president, said Boose’s creativity and energy impressed the search committee.
“I have been most impressed with his enthusiasm and dedication. I am certain that we have seen only the beginning of good things,” said McCulloh.
Boose earned a doctorate in ecology at the University of California, Davis. He has long been considered a leader among Gonzaga’s faculty, excelling as a professor, advisor, and scholar. He is a member of Sigma Xi, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Ecological Society of America. He has been published in Madroño, Molecular Ecology and Oecologia.
The CTA is a faculty-led organization that seeks to enhance learning by promoting ongoing conversation among faculty about teaching and advising and providing faculty with the instructional opportunities and resources necessary for significant improvement to occur in those areas.
“The CTA is becoming one of the most important resources on campus for our faculty, and it will be in good hands with David Boose at the helm,” McCulloh said.
For more information, contact Boose via e-mail or at (509) 323-6634 or visit the CTA Web site.