Senior Lecturer in Biology
Joined Connecticut College: 1979
B.A., Cardinal Cushing College
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
• Human physiology • Biology • Pre-health professions advising
As pre-health adviser, Marylynn Fallon coordinates the Pre-Health Club and organizes the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital emergency room medical internship and surgery Shadow program as well as the Medical Board of Practitioners experience program. She's an active member of the Local Area Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. She also serves as faculty adviser for first-year students and biology majors.
Marylynn Fallon is a senior lecturer and lab instructor in biology and serves as pre-health adviser and chair of the pre-health advisory committee.
In 2007, through these professional organizations, she met with directors of admissions from medical colleges, learned about new MCAT testing program and alternative medical careers. Participation in these organizations exposes her to medical school admission directors from across the country.
Mrs. Fallon is involved and interested in the following areas of curriculum development:
- Development of undergraduate biology and human physiology labs that are interactive, self-paced and investigative
- Learning new ways to design and implement innovative teaching techniques and new technology
She participates in curriculum workshops that include:
- Project Kaleidoscope Workshop to promote undergraduate neuroscience education
- Designing alternatives to lecture-based learning in math and science
- the Human Genome Project, allowing general biology students to access the gene database
She is a member of the Hewlett Teaching Fellows Program that is designed to investigate the intellectual foundations of teaching and learning styles at the college level.
Born and raised in New London, Connecticut, Marylynn attended Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline, Mass. and earned a B.S. in Biology in 1972. She went on to the University of Northern Colorado where she received her M.S. in Biological Sciences in 1974. She began teaching biology at the high school level and taught for four years in the Newton, MA. public schools before coming to the College in 1979.
"My passion for learning has blossomed into a passion for trying to make connections between scientific information and our daily lives and sharing that knowledge. Understanding the connection between one's life in the world and the biology of life is an essential part of self-knowledge. Teaching biology at the college level allows me to help students discover themselves and hopefully catch my passion. I can't imagine a better place to be." - Marylynn Fallon