College of Arts and Sciences
A.A., 1980, Edison State College
B.S.Ed., 1982, University of Florida
M.Ed., 1988, University of Florida
Ph.D., 2012, Capella University
As a full-time professor and mother of four, Dr. Veld has recently completed her Ph.D. in education, identifying teaching strategies that affect students’ perception of biology to life. She enjoys the art of combining learning styles and current effective teaching strategies with her love for biology.
Her students often get more than an education in biology when she is instructing. She artfully blends her passion for Olivet’s students and the gift of life that God gave us to celebrate.
With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Dr. Veld teaches biological connections with everyday life. Courses include: general biological science, lecture and lab; anatomy and physiology labs; and environmental science and technology. She also serves as an advisor for secondary science education majors with a biology concentration, a.k.a. students who desire to become high school biology teachers.
She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the Illinois Science Teachers Association and is the co-sponsor for the student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association.
In her leisure time, she pursues bicycling, cooking, the arts, learning foreign languages, and identifying learning styles. Travel is at the top of her agenda.
She has two sons, Noah and Jonah; and two daughters, Naomi and Emma, who never play practical jokes on anyone, without including her – it’s a family rule.