Dr. Katherine Robertson is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Faculty Development Officer. She joined Westminster College in 2005 and teaches courses in introductory biology, developmental biology, animal behavior and capstone. Her research focuses on learning and memory in social insects but she also has an interest in science education; she has published papers in several leading scientific journals such as Trends in Genetics and Developmental Biology as well as in CUR Quarterly (the journal of the council for undergraduate research) and the Journal of College Science Teaching. She has also given many presentations about her research at national and international conferences. As Faculty Development Officer, she facilitates professional development opportunities and workshops for faculty in all disciplines.
She received both her M.Sc. in Immunology and a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of London, UK.