Heather Wilson-Ashworth

Faculty Member

Heather Wilson-Ashworth

Biography

I am a Professor of Biology. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Math Education with a minor in Biology and a Ph.D. in Human Physiology/Cell Biology at Brigham Young University.

My research interests include:
- the development and assessment of process skills in active learning classrooms.
- effective mentoring strategies in undergraduate research.
- process skills assessment tool development.

The teaching awards I have received include:
-POGIL Early Achievement Award (PEACH), The POGIL Project, 2020
- Student Advocate Award, UVU, 2019.
- Best Design of an Online Course, 3rd place, UVU, 2019.
- Presidential Award of Excellence in Teaching, UVU, 2018.
- Faculty Excellence Award, UVU, 2012.
- Faculty Appreciation Award from UVU Academic Tutoring, 2011.
- Service Learning Faculty of the Year, Utah Valley University, 2006.
- Presidential Award for Faculty Scholarship, 2002.

I teach General Biology, College Biology, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology and Human Physiology.

Education

Ph D, Brigham Young University, 1999

Major: Cell Biology and Physiology

BA, Brigham Young University, 1994

Teaching

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Fall 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Fall 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Fall 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Fall 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Spring 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Spring 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Spring 2021

ZOOL 2420

Human Physiology, Spring 2021

ZOOL 242H

Human Physiology, Spring 2021

BIOL 295R

Independent Studies in Life Sciences, Spring 2021

Presentations

Hill, Jessica C (Presenter & Author), Wilson-Ashworth, Heather (Author Only), 4th Annual Teaching For Learning Conference (T4L), "Academic self-concept in STEM classes", Provo, UT. (March, 2020)
Jorgensen, Claudia (Presenter & Author), Hill, Jessica C (Presenter & Author), Horn, Matt (Author Only), Wilson-Ashworth, Heather (Author Only), 4th Annual Teaching For Learning Conference (T4L), "Efficacy of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in psychology", Provo, UT. (March, 2020)
Williams, Peter C. (Presenter & Author), Dotson, Cason R. (Presenter & Author), Wilson-Ashworth, Heather (Author Only), Hill, Jessi , Horn, Matt (Author Only), Jorgensen, Claudia (Author Only), Zahn, Geoffrey (Author Only), 13th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, "Assessing the implementation of undergraduate research teams at an open-enrollment institution", Utah Council on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT. (February, 2019)
Hill, Jessica C (Presenter & Author), Jorgensen, Claudia (Presenter & Author), Horn, Matt (Presenter & Author), Wilson-Ashworth, Heather (Presenter & Author), Annual Teaching for Learning Conference, "Increasing student success_ The POGIL way", Orem, UT. (March, 2017)
Hill, Jessica C (Presenter & Author), Jorgensen, Claudia (Presenter & Author), Horn, Matt (Author Only), Wilson-Ashworth, Heather (Author Only), Annual Teaching for Learning Conference, "Students POGIL their way to retention and completion", Orem, UT. (March, 2017)
Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Harris, Faith M., Shinkle, Aaron , Erickson, Joshua , Jensen, Lauren B., Bell, John D., Biophysical Conference, "Distinguishing membran fluidity and lipid order using steady state fluorescence emission and anisotropy.", Baltimore, MD. ()

Scholarly/Creative Works

Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Olson, E.D. , Nelson, J. , Griffith, K. , Nguyen, T. , Streeter, M. , Gleb, M.H. , Bell, J.D. , (2010) "Kinetic evaluation of a cell membrane hydrolysis during apoptosis by human isoforms of secretory phospholipase A2" (vol. 285). Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Stott, B.M. , Vu, M.P. , McLemore, C.O. , Lund, M.S. , Gibbons, E. , Brueseke, T.J. , Bell, J.D. , (2008) "use of fluoresces to determing the effects of cholesterol on lipid behavior in sphingomyelin liposomes and erythrocyte membranes." (vol. 48). Journal of Lipid Research.
Kopp, Olga , Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Samson, April , (2007) "Lab Manual. College Biology I." . Pearson Custom Publishing. .
Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Bahm, Q. , Erickson, J. , Shinkle, A. , Vu, M.P. , Woodbury, D. , Bell, J.D. , (2006) "Differential detection of phospholipid fluidity, order, and spacing by fluorescence spectroscopy of bis-pyrene, prodan, nystatin, and mercyanine." (vol. 91). Biophysical Journal.
Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Jensen, L.B. , Burgess, N.K. , Gonda, D.D. , Spencer, E. , Driscoll, E. , Vu, M.P. , Fairbourn, J.L. , Judd, A.M. , Bell, J.D. , (2005) "Mechanisms governing the level of susceptivility of erythrocyte membranes to secretory phospholipase A2" (vol. 88). Biophysical Journal .
Wilson-Ashworth, Heather , Harris, F.M. , Shinkle, A. , Erickson, J. , Jensen, L.B. , Bell, J.D. , (2004) "Distinguishing membrane fluidity and lipid order using steady state fluorescence emission and anisotropy" (vol. 86). Biophys. J.

Awards

Dean's List

Brigham Young University

Six Semesters

Tuition Scholarship

Brigham Young University

Full Tuition. Awarded_ Sept 1987 - April 1990, Sept. 1993 - Aug. 1994

Teacher of the Year

Utah Valley University

Spring.

Presidental award for faculty Scholarship

Utah Valley University - September, 2002

Awarded $1,000

BYU Cancer Research Fellowship

BYU

Summer

Brigham Young University Research Graduate Fellowship

Brigham Young University - March, 1998

Full year fellowship, $6,000 awarded