Heidi Nerud is no rookie when it comes to teaching college courses at Minnesota School of Business. She is however, new to the Online campus, so we thought we’d take a moment to introduce her to all of our students.
Heidi originally comes to us from the Minnesota School of Business-St.Cloud where she started teaching for the organization in 2008. Heidi has taught classes such as Environmental Issues, Global Citizenship and Biology for MSB-St. Cloud.
Heidi’s extensive background in education started about 14 years ago when she began teaching science. Science has always been a passion of Heidi’s as she majored in biology and chemistry during her undergraduate work and then went on to earn a Master’s in Science Education with an Earth Science/Biology emphasis.
When asked about her favorite part of teaching, Heidi responded, “Although I enjoy teaching science my favorite part of teaching is the students. When I entered the online world, I was concerned about the level of student interaction. These concerns were unfounded, and I have developed relationships with many of my students and keep in touch with some of them through social media. I am excited to build relationships with MSB-Online students as well!!”
When Heidi is not busy teaching, she is a self-described “science geek”. She says, “I have many stereotypical, ‘science geek’ hobbies such as hiking, astronomy, rock collecting, playing games and bird-watching. However, I also enjoy running, canoeing, and weight-lifting. In the winter time I like to crochet and watch movies.” Heidi also has a husband and three young children that join her in these hobbies.
On what she has in store for her future, Heidi said: “My future career goals are to keep teaching and to expand my skills to developing software and apps for science. More recently, I have been learning to develop apps and software through the software development program at MSB. I take every opportunity I can to develop curriculum.”
If you’d like to learn more about the Minnesota School of Business-Online, please visit us on the web at: www.msbcollege.edu.