Karen Myhr

Karen Myhr

Associate Professor of Teaching



2113 Biological Sciences


Biological Sciences

Karen Myhr

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Biology education

  • Cellular neurophysiology


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 1997
  • B.S., Biology, University of Michigan, 1990

Awards and grants

  • NSF Grant 1524878 (Co-PI); WSU - Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (WSU-SSTEP); $2,905,143 (2015-2020)

  • NSF Grant 1347576 (Co-PI); WIDER Planning Grant: Evaluation of WSU Use of Evidence-Based Methods in STEM Instruction; $249,995 (2013-2015)

Selected publications

Chen, X., Kirn-Safran, C. B., van der Meulen, T., Myhr, K. L., Savitzky, A. H., & Fleegal-DeMotta, M. A. (2021). Physiology labs during a pandemic: What did we learn?. Advances in physiology education, 45(4), 803-809

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

  • National Academies Biology Education Mentor
  • PKAL Summer Leadership Institute
  • BEN Scholar
  • National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences

Courses taught by Karen Myhr

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022