Janelle Green joins HCTC faculty teaching biology
Janelle Green grew up on a cattle ranch in rural North Dakota and has relocated with her husband and two children to be a member of the Hazard Community and Technical College faculty teaching biology. I am very excited to be contributing to the biology faculty on campus. I am hoping to add some new life to the department.
I absolutely love this area. It is a beautiful place to live with the forest, wildlife, parks, outdoor activities, and you are within driving distance of so many great attractions in every direction. We are located in a gorgeous region that really has everything you need.
Mrs. Green s style of teaching is a mixture of direct and hands-on. I always try to relate the information in ways that are applicable to the student. I try to take complex processes and break them into everyday applications the student would have knowledge of. I also think that humor should be incorporated into the classroom, even though some don t always get it, she said.
She will be teaching a variety of courses at HCTC which include Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology, non-majors Biology, majors Biology, and others. In addition, students will have both online and in-person courses to choose from.
Mrs. Green holds two bachelor degrees in science from Mayville State University in Mayville, North Dakota. Her master s degree in science is from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Prior to coming to Hazard, Janelle was an adjunct instructor for Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, ND; a science teacher for grades 7 to 12 for the Max School District in ND; an adjunct instructor for Park University at Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, ND; and a science teacher at Wilton Public School in Wilton, ND. Prior to that she worked for Mayville State University as a Research Specialist for SUNRISE Bioproducts Research and a Plant Genetics Lab Technician for INBRE/Common Bean Research.
Janelle s mother is a high school biology teacher and her father is a rancher. Growing up on a ranch really gave me a great work ethic and having a biology teacher for a mother obviously had a large influence on my career and education. My family has always worked hard together on our ranch which led to us enjoying other family outings such as hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
She and her husband, Tyler, have made their home in Hazard with 5-year-old Brayden
and 2-year-old Raymond.