ECU Logo
Department of Biology


Shaun Willson


Teaching Instructor

Area of Study: 

Environmental Biology, Distance Education





East Carolina University


Department of Biology


Greenville, NC 27858



M.Sc.: Biology (Ecology) East Carolina University 1992.

B.Sc.: Business (Finance) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983. 

Professional Focus

1.  Distance Education- Development and Facilitation:  I have been involved in the development, review and delivery of online courses in a number of platforms.  I currently assist the department in meeting SACS and other guidelines for distance education, mentor our graduate student faculty, and coordinate DE activities. My focus has been on incorporating current best practices in online course delivery.  Interestingly, we now understand that the pedagogical models developed for online courses can have tremendous benefit in face-to-face courses, with the potential for revolutionizing the way we create and facilitate the learning experience in any venue.

 2. Environmental Sustainability:  Virtually all solutions to environmental problems are already developed and sequestered in academia.  Unfortunately, this information rarely makes it intact to the general public or policy makers, resulting in misguided efforts for attaining sustainability.  The solution to this problem is an informed public, specifically those students in education and non-science disciplines.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1060 Environmental Biology online.

BIOL 1061 Environmental Biology Lab online.