Science Education

Science education is critically important to the future economy and status of the United States in the global arena, both for the next generation of scientists and for an informed citizenry. A strong foundation in science is also important for the many non-science majors, who may take only one or two science classes in college. Their experience and education in science will shape their behavior and their decisions in matters related to health, the environment, food production, energy use, and job creation in science- and technology-related fields. Our faculty who investigate issues in science education have a variety of interests, including authoring textbooks and case studies, testing how different teaching techniques support student understanding of science and scientific concepts, developing new laboratory activities, and promoting science and biology literacy in the American population.


Science Education Faculty

J. Phil Gibson

J. Phil Gibson
Associate Professor
Plant Biology

jpgibson@ou.edu
405-325-1792
Richards Hall 406

Plant Evolutionary Ecology, Science Education
Mariëlle Hoefnagels

Mariëlle Hoefnagels
Associate Professor
Microbiology & Plant Biology

hoefnagels@ou.edu
405-325-5705
GL Cross 224

Science Education
Karen Meysick

Karen Meysick
Lecturer
Microbiology

kmeysick@ou.edu
405-325-4156
GL Cross 138

Science Education, Pathogenic Microbiology
Gordon E. Uno

Gordon E. Uno
Professor
Plant Biology

guno@ou.edu
405-325-6281
GL Cross 151

Science Education and
Plant Reproductive Biology