Gordon E. Uno, Ph. D.

 Professor of Plant Biology
 David Ross Boyd Professor of Botany

 Room136 or 151 George Lynn Cross Hall
 770 Van Vleet Oval
 Norman, OK 73019

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1973
 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979

Uno Website

Research Areas: Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Science Education 

Research Interests:
 I was trained as a plant reproductive biologist studying plant-pollinator interactions, and my interests still lie there, however, I have always been concerned about the quality of science education and the level of scientific/biological literacy in the United States. I am currently the PI on a large, NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant called the Introductory Biology Project (IBP), which involves the interaction among hundreds of faculty across the U.S. engaged in the first college biology course (see ibp.ou.edu). In addition, for several years, I have worked with the College Board (CB) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to revise the Advanced Placement (AP) Biology course and develop the new AP Biology exams. I also continue to work with the Botanical Society of America (BSA) to develop inquiry-based instructional materials and to advance BSA educational programs, with the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) in faculty professional development workshops, and with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) on the “Evolution Across the Curriculum (EVAC)” project. Finally, I continue to investigate the barriers and issues related to increased biological and scientific literacy among college students.

Relevant Publication:

2013.  G. E. Uno, M.D. Sundberg, and C. A. Hemingway.  Inquiring About Plants:  a practical guide to engaging science practices.  Botanical Society of America.

2012. College Board. Advanced Placement Investigative Labs: an inquiry-based approach. Student and Teacher manuals. Editor (entire manuals) and Author.

2011. College Board. Advanced Placement Biology Curriculum Framework 2012- 2013. Member of Curriculum Development Committee (authoring committee).

2010. Uno, G. E., Handbook on Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses: a survival training manual. McGraw-Hill, Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA.

2009. Uno, Gordon E. Botanical literacy: what and how should students know about plants? American Journal of Botany 96 (10): 1-7.


Contact Us
Phone 405-325-4321
770 Van Vleet Oval

Norman, OK 73019
136 George Lynn Cross Hall
Hours: 8:00 am - 
5:00 pm M-F           Closed For Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

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