Natasha Magee-Woods has served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Biology, as a Graduate Assistant in the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University, and as a Research Associate within the Department of Environmental Science at Jackson State University. Also, she has interned with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, where she worked with the Red Snapper Stock Enhancement Project.
She is a certified Emergency Response Team Trainer through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As an experienced teacher at the post-secondary level with students diverse in age, ability and ethnicity, she believes students should be challenged beyond the traditional lecturers. Professionally, Dr. Magee-Woods has taught on the K-12 level, as an Instructor at Hinds Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and The University of Mississippi.
She has also served as a Research Conservation Biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and as a Sponsored Program Administrator at the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center. Not only does Ms. Magee-Woods hold several years of experience in teaching traditional courses, but she has also served as a course developer and online facilitator holding designations in the following online educational platforms: Webtycho, Blackboard, Moodle, and EmpowerEd. She brings real world experience and examples to the classroom to increase understanding and passion for living a more environmentally friendly and sustainable life.
Dr. Magee-Woods received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (with a minor Marine Biology), her Master of Science degree in Biology (with a minor in Education & Teaching), and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Science from Jackson State University in Jackson. She earned her Juris Doctor in Law (focusing in the area of Environmental and Health Law) from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Ms. Magee-Woods is the recipient of many awards and honors such as the Science and Technology Access to Research and Graduate Education (STARGE) Scholar, Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (MAMP) Scholar, Dean’s List Scholar, Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM) Scholar, Beta Kappa Chi Biological Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, American Fisheries Society, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration-Environmental Cooperative Science Center Fellow, 2012 Honors Judicial Clerk with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, and is was a Semi-Finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellow’s program Class of 2013. Attorney Woods is a member of the American Bar Association.