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Laina Lockett

Visiting Instructor


Dr. Lockett is an educational developer at George Mason University; she serves as the STEM education specialist at the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning.

Her current research interests are a mix of both science education and environmental toxicology. She wants to better understand the efficacy of large language models in student assessment and feedback and also continue projects related to her doctoral work. More specifically she is still interested in learning more about the influence of water quality on amphibian distribution, habitat selection, and tadpole behavior and performance.

Before teaching at Pratt, she served as a teaching assistant for General Biology, General Biology Lab, Evolution Lab and Parasite Ecology Lab, a teaching fellow with the summer research students in the Research Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) program and did STEM outreach with middle school students all through Rutgers University.

Ph.D., Ecology & Evolution, Rutgers University

M.S., Environmental Science, Towson University

B.S., Ecology & Evolution, University of Pittsburgh