Associate Professor Biology
Dallas Baptist University
Current Academic Responsibilities
I teach undergraduate biology and graduate science education courses; serve on Educator Preparation Board in College of Education methods and supervise student teaching. I also advise masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations.
I was awarded 2016-2017 DBU Piper Outstanding Professor Award; appointed co-editor of the ASTE Newsletter and joined the Editorial Board for, Innovations in Science Teacher Education in 2016; co-edited the ASTE sponsored monograph, Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability.
Service to SSMA
Member since 2011; Presenter at every conference since 2011; Policy Committee 2014-2017; Contributed to the conference Proceedings 2014-2016.
Vision for SSMA
I appreciate the publication of conference proceedings since 2014; I would like to explore the idea of producing an SSMA-sponsored monograph highlighting new research in mathematics and science instruction.
I would love more communication between members between conferences (perhaps through social media). Specifically, I would like to continue the ongoing conversation about how to ensure higher attendance at conference presentations, especially those of new members and graduate students.