College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., 2012, Capella University
M.Ed., 1988, University of Florida
B.S.Ed., 1982, University of Florida
A.A., 1980, Edison State College
As a full-time professor and mother of four, Dr. Veld enjoys identifying teaching strategies that affect students’ perception of biology to life. She is passionate about combining learning styles and current effective teaching strategies with her love for biology. She artfully blends her love 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 labs. She is the director of the secondary science education degree program and serves as the advisor for secondary science education majors with a biology concentration, i.e., 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 faculty sponsor for the student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association.
In her leisure time, she enjoys exercising, bicycling, cooking, gardening, the arts and watching the Chicago Blackhawks win! Travel is at the top of her agenda, trumped only by the arrival of her first grandchild in July 2013.
Dr. Veld has two sons, Noah and Jonah; and two daughters, Naomi and Emma. They never never play practical jokes on anyone, without including her — it’s a family rule.