Georgette Briggs is a Senior Lecturer and Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College. She is a Biologist, specializing in the developmental biology of plant systems, with a focus on hormonal and environmental influences on the form, structure and overall architecture of plant root systems. Her previous teaching included introductory courses in Plant Diversity and advanced courses in Cell and Developmental Biology, Plant Anatomy and Plant Development.
Georgette Briggs’ interdisciplinary background in Biology and Education, has allowed her to also lead research in science education and policy, and curriculum development. She is currently extending her focus on undergraduate research experiences in the classroom, to include the examination of these experiences in Honors education.
At Barrett, she teaches the Human Event seminar series (HON171, HON272), and leads the HON394 Poly Writing Colloquium - a student-centered workshop, that trains tutors to support student essay writing for the Human Event. She is also a GlobalResolve mentor for the Trinidad and Tobago team, and currently leads the HON494 GlobalResolve Lab.
Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, The UWI, 2019