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
 Assistant Professor
 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