Dr. Zollner is heavily involved in undergraduate learning; he has taught four courses per year, averaging about 160 students each year. During his time at Purdue, he’s taught the mammal portion of the Ecology and Systematics of Fish and Mammals, an undergraduate and graduate course for Vertebrate Population Dynamics, and Advanced Mammalogy. Dr. Zollner also travels every year to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to teach at the Wildlife Summer Practicum, part of the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Summer Practicum. Dr. Zollner strives to both effectively teach and provide rigorous challenges for his students.
Quotes from Students:
“Thank you for being my most influential teacher, my mentor, a critic and my friend. I am forever grateful.”
“I’ve always found what you’ve said as very helpful. You’ve never flat out said that I’m wrong or that some of my ideas/questions are dumb. You’re always willing to schedule me in, even on a short notice, to discuss things about papers, graduate school, or my research hiccups.”
“You are so personable and easy to approach. After taking your class, all I wanted was to learn more about the different subjects you taught.”
“Dr. Zollner he helped guide me through my academic career and encouraged me to make the decisions that would ultimately benefit me the most. He’s an excellent instructor, a friendly adviser, and just all around a brilliant human.”