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Maryrose Weatherton

Research Interest

Education research, student success, resource use

Faculty Advisor(s)

Elisabeth Schussler

Degree Pursuing



B.S. in Biological Sciences from Marquette University, minor in Environmental Studies (2019)


I graduated from Marquette University in 2019 with a degree in Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies. During my time at Marquette I worked with Dr. Stefan Schnitzer to understand the competition dynamics and physiological traits of lianas and trees in the tropical forests of Panama. Before coming to UTK, I taught environmental science and outdoor education at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, WI. I worked with the Milwaukee Public School system to get kids outside and engaged in scientific inquiry.


5. Weatherton, M & Schussler, EE, Demographics Matter: Nonwhite and white life science graduate students perceive and use resources differently, CBE LSE.

4. Weatherton, M & Schussler, EE, (2022) What’s in a word? Life science graduate student definitions of success, CBE LSE.

3. Weatherton, M & Schussler, EE, (2021), Success for all? A call to reexamine how student success is defined in higher education, CBE LSE.

2. Schussler, EE, Weatherton, M, Chen Musgrove M, Brigati J, England B, (2021) Student perceptions of more supportive and less supportive instructors: What characteristics make a difference? CBE LSE .

1. Gibson et al., (2021), Towards an ecology of disasters: a primer for the pursuit of ecological research on disasters, Ecology and Society.

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