Janna Levin

Associate ProfessorDivision of Liberal Arts
Janna Levin

I like helping students discover and enjoy science. I engage students with demonstrations, stories about key figures in the history of science and hands-on projects. My commitment to teaching science stems from my belief that education about the natural world is essential to producing responsible members of society. I aim for students to leave my classroom at the end of the semester with a solid handle on what science is and how it progresses.

An understanding of science leads to well-rounded citizens who are capable of making reasoned decisions about scientific issues. 

Credentials
  • Associate Professor, UNCSA
  • Assistant Professor, UNCSA
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Wake Forest University
  • Lecturer, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, Duke University
Career Highlights
  • Creating a slate of science courses for the Division of Liberal Arts at UNCSA
  • Obtaining funding  to enhance the classroom experience of my students at UNCSA
  • Publishing research on the process of water contamination in Vadose Zone Journal
  • Researching water resources in the Peruvian desert
Awards, Recognitions and Honors
  • Obtained funding for ArtSTEM (with Mike Wakeford) from the R.J. Reynolds Foundation
  • Obtained funding for the Ecological Initiative (with Trish Casey, Jeff Gredlein, and LeeAnna Lawrence) from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
  • Obtained funding for The Forbidden Symmetries: The Discovery of Quasi-crystalline Formations in Ancient Islamic Art from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
  • Obtained funding for What does Music Look Like? from ArtSTEM / R.J. Reynolds Foundation, and the Provost’s Office
  • Obtained funding for the History of Science Mural Project (with Mike Wakeford) from ArtSTEM / R.J. Reynolds Foundation
  • Obtained funding for Judo as a Science and an Art from ArtSTEM / R.J. Reynolds Foundation
  • Obtained funding for Food Presentation as an Art and a Science from ArtSTEM / R.J. Reynolds Foundation
  • Obtained funding for The Art and Science of Solar Cells from ArtSTEM / R.J. Reynolds Foundation
Education

Ph.D. Environmental SciencesUniversity of Virginia

M.S. GeosciencesUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst

B.S. Geology with HonorsBates College