Biology and conducted one-day workshops and summer institutes at various schools and universities around the country.
She has been involved with the AP Reading to score the free response questions from the AP Biology Exam since 1992, serving as reader, table leader, and question leader. She has written multiple-choice questions for former AP Exams and is now developing questions for the new format of the AP Biology Exam in 2013.
During her career as a high school teacher she was named her high school Teacher of the Year several times and also Teacher of the Year for her school district. In 1995, she was the Georgia Biology Teacher of the Year and a Tandy Technology Scholar. In 2003, she received the Siemens Award in Biology for her work with minority students in the AP program at her school.
She has written and edited various teacher guides for anatomy and physiology textbooks and for AP Biology textbooks. She has recently had items published in The College Board’s Materials for Professional Workshops. She serves as an editor for articles for The American Biology Teacher and helped edit an earlier edition of the AP Biology Lab Manual for Students published by The College Board. She has edited numerous editions of Human Anatomy and Physiology textbooks. Other publications include articles for several microbiology journals from research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and several instructor’s guides to be used with AP Biology textbooks. And she has been teaching the summer molecular biology program “Bio @ TECH” for over a decade at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Patricia resides in Atlanta and is currently a Human Anatomy and Physiology and Majors Biology instructor at Georgia Perimeter College.