Wayne Law

Assistant Professor, Scientific Literacy

Office location:

Assaf Academic Center

Room 103

Email: wlaw@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7623

Professional profile

Wayne Law teaches in the Dialogues of Scientific Literacy, and also teaches courses in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology at Lynn University.

Before arriving at Lynn, Dr. Law worked at The New York Botanical Garden on research projects studying plants, cultural uses and conservation in Kosrae and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. He also managed the Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory where he carried out evaluations on plants at risk due to their geographic distributions in the Caribbean and in the Pacific.

Dr. Law studied evolution, ecology and population biology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his Ph.D. studying high alpine plants known as Snow Lotus (Saussurea laniceps and S. medusa) which grow in the cliff and scree slopes of the Eastern Himalayas. The goals of his research projects are to document traditional knowledge, preserve cultures for future generations and to understand the dynamics of how modernization is influencing the plants and communities that use them. Before attending graduate school, Dr. Law received his Bachelors of Science in Botany from the University of California, Riverside.

Education

B.S., University of California Riverside
Ph.D., Washington University

Teaching philosophy

Wayne Law strives to make learning accessible to students of all levels, by starting with the basic foundational ideas and build from them like a story. He feels that teaching should include not only lectures that provide information but include discussion allowing the expression of thoughts and ideas. His belief is that hands-on activities and different mediums such as videos are often critical to understanding

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