Christina Alevras, EdD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees EdD, Specialization: Adult Education, Capella University
M.S. Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
B.S. Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
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Professor Alevras is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She have been teaching in the field for quite some time and has been part of the USJ Biology educators since 2004. She enjoys teaching and is proud to represent our University and the Mercy Mission.
Professor Alevras’s background is in Neuroscience and she graduated from the University of CT with a B.S. and M.S. in Neuroscience. Her graduate work focused on Tinnitus. During that time, she also realized her passion for teaching. She enjoys student – teacher interactions and loves that Biology is a field that is continuously evolving. She likes to learn about new research and progress in the field and communicating this to students. Her passion for teaching also inspired her to continue her education, most recently having earned a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Adult Learning.
Additionally, she enjoys teaching and focusing her time (outside the classroom) on learning new means to communicate the subject matter to students. Her goal as educator is to serve as a guide in support of students as they progress in their educational journey. In that capacity, Professor Alevras’s research is centered on instructional design to improve the learner experience. Her publications include writing projects, most recently having co-authored a textbook (Biology: An Interactive Tour), and a lab manual (Anatomy and Physiology in Context: Lab Manual).
Aside from teaching, Professor Alevras serves the USJ community through various service opportunities. Her purpose is to uphold and live by the USJ Mercy Mission and Core Values both in and out of the classroom.


UDL Teaching Fellow

Courses Taught

Introductory Biology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Human Biology, Forensic Biology, Culture, Health, and Illness, Endocrinology, and Neuroscience.