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Shawna Naidu

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Contact Information

200 Burrill Hall
Senior Coordinator for Instruction (Honors)/Instructor


Shawna Naidu, PhD, has been an advisor since August 2006. Her advising interests include:

  • High-Achieving Students
  • Double Majors
  • Advising towards Graduate and Professional School
  • Intercultural Students
  • Peer Advising
  • LGBTQIA+ Ally

Research Interests

  • Assessment of Advising
  • Increasing academic success of at-risk students
  • In my past life: Plant response to global environmental changes


Ph.D., M.S. Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996, 1992
A.B. Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, 1989    

Courses Taught

  • MCB 298 (Honors Lab Discussion Sections)
  • MCB 292 (Experiential Learning in MCB)