Course Credits and References


April Graves

Course Instructor

April Graves (BS, MA) has taught science, arts, and humanities for over 20 years, focusing on English, Grammar, Literacy, Chemistry, Biology, Aquatic Science/Marine Biology, Environmental Science, and Zoology. She enjoys teaching all science-related subjects but has a particularly strong passion for Marine Biology.  Mrs. Graves has proven to be a versatile and dedicated teacher, specializing in literacy, administration, technology, and curriculum development. She has many years experience coaching and supporting both students and teachers.


Bret Staples

Course Editor Dr. Bret Staples (BA, MS, Ph.D.) is a highly motivated, personable scientific professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 34-year track record of scientific research and publications. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, he became a research chemist for the US Department of Energy. Dr. Staples has authored professional papers in scientific journals and reviewed other scientists’ publications and has performed scientific research in solution chemistry. Dr. Staples is extraordinarily talented in proofreading and editing journal publications, online course curriculum, as well as a strong knack for quickly mastering technology – using and programming computers since 1964.