STEM Speaker Series
Leading researchers on national reforms, institutional change and best evidence-based
teaching (EBT) practices provide insights and add momentum for change in STEM education
transformation at USF.
Dr. Noah Finkelstein, Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, (March 9, 2017). Taking a Scholarly Route to Institutional Transformation: Theory, Practice, and Tools to Support Educational Improvement.
Dr. Andrea Beach, Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University, (February 2, 2017). Systemic Approaches to Facilitating Undergraduate STEM Change.
Dr. David Laude, Senior Vice Provost at the University of Texas at Austin (April 26, 2016). Creating a Campus Culture Where Every Student Graduates
Dr. Chris Rasmussen, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University (April 8, 2016). Findings from a National Study of Calculus Programs
Dr. Keith Weber, Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University (April 1, 2016). Reasons
Why Students Do Not Learn STEM Practices from Their Lectures
Dr. Marco Molinaro, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness at University of California Davis, (March 3, 2016). Using Data to Inform, Drive and Scale (STEM) Instructional Reform
Dr. Davis Jenkins; Columbia University (November 20, 2015). Strengthening Community College STEM Baccalaureate Transfer Pathways
Dr. Cathy Middlecamp; University of Wisconsin-Madison (October 21, 2015). Sustainability: What, How, and Why Now? Version 2.0
Dr. Gabriela Weaver; University of Massachusetts. (April 21, 2015 ). Shifting the Teaching Culture in a Research University to Student-Centered Approaches
Dr. Michael Klymkowsky; University of Colorado Boulder (Feb. 17, 2015). The Challenges of Active Learning and Coherent Curricula in the Sciences
Dr. Shirley Malcom; Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Dec. 2, 2014). Undergraduate STEM Education: Moving Diverse Populations from the Margins to the Center
Dr. Linda Slakey; Senior Advisor for the Association of American Universities (AAU) STEM Initiative, former Director Undergraduate Division National Science Foundation (NSF) (Nov. 4, 2014). Making Student-Centered Teaching the New Normal: Are We at a Tipping Point?
Dr. Jay Labov; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Oct. 8, 2014). The Changing National Landscape of Undergraduate STEM Education
Dr. E. William Wischusen; Louisiana State University (Sept. 9, 2014). Impact of a Pre-Freshman Boot Camp on Student Performance
Dr. Melanie Cooper; Michigan State University (April 18, 2014). Evidence-Based Approaches to STEM Education
Dr. George Kuh; Indiana University (March 5, 2014). Fostering STEM Student Engagement: What Matters
Dr. Richard Pollenz; University of South Florida (February 18, 2014). Understanding Institutional Data Can Inspire University-Wide Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices in STEM Education
Dr. Vasti Torres; University of South Florida (January 14, 2014). Do Students Under-represented in STEM Experience the Learning Environment Differently?
Dr. Adrianna Kezar; University of Southern California (December 10, 2013). STEM Education, Shared Leadership, and You