My research group focuses on two aspects of biology education research surrounding the learning outcomes, usage, and perceptions of open education resources. First, we have made a comparison of students in two semesters before and after the implementation of OER to replace a commercial textbook in our introductory biology courses. Second, my former postdoctoral fellow Aakanksha Angra (GSU) interviewed study participants as they used both OER and commercial resources, generating a rich dataset on how students use open education resources (OER) compared to commercial textbooks. At Georgia Tech, I apply interactive teaching and learning strategies in a diverse group of courses: the Biology of Sex and Death, Biological Principles, Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics Lab, Math Models, and TA Training courses on the foundations of inquiry-based pedagogy. I am a co-author and editor on our introductory biology open education online textbooks: bio1220.biology.gatech.edu, bio1510.biology.gatech.edu, bio1520.biology.gatech.edu. In addition, I serve as the undergraduate advisor to approximately 100 Georgia Tech Biology majors.