STEM Speaker Series

Leading researchers on institutional change, best evidence-based teaching practices, and inclusive teaching provide insights and add momentum for change in STEM education at USF.

Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy, Professors at University of North Carolina (Feb. 12, 2021) Inclusive Teaching Techniques Workshop

Dr. Laird Kramer, Professor of Physics at Florida International University (March 2019). Fostering Authentic Dialogue in the Classroom.

Dr. Carl Weiman, Nobel Laureate, Stanford University, Department of Physics and Grad School of Education (February 2019). Taking a scientific approach to education.

Dr. Michael Dennin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC-Irvine, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education (March 2018). Culture in the Science Classroom: The Next Frontier of Student Success.

Dr. Marilyn E. Strutchens, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University (January 2018). The Economics of Equity.

Dr. Roy Tasker, Professor of Chemical Education at Purdue University (March 2017). Increasing the Understanding of Chemistry through Interactive Visualizations of Molecular Models. 

Dr. Noah Finkelstein, Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, (March 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 2017). Systemic Approaches to Facilitating Undergraduate STEM Change.

Dr. David Laude, Senior Vice Provost at the University of Texas at Austin (April 2016). Creating a Campus Culture Where Every Student Graduates

Dr. Chris Rasmussen, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University (April 2016). Findings from a National Study of Calculus Programs

Dr. Keith Weber, Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University (April 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 2016). Using Data to Inform, Drive and Scale (STEM) Instructional Reform

Dr. Davis Jenkins; Columbia University (November 2015). Strengthening Community College STEM Baccalaureate Transfer Pathways

Dr. Cathy Middlecamp;  University of Wisconsin-Madison (October 2015). Sustainability: What, How, and Why Now? Version 2.0

Dr. Gabriela Weaver; University of Massachusetts. (April 2015 ). Shifting the Teaching Culture in a Research University to Student-Centered Approaches

Dr. Michael Klymkowsky; University of Colorado Boulder (Feb. 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. 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. 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. 2014). The Changing National Landscape of Undergraduate STEM Education

Dr. E. William Wischusen; Louisiana State University (Sept. 2014). Impact of a Pre-Freshman Boot Camp on Student Performance

Dr. Melanie Cooper; Michigan State University (April 2014). Evidence-Based Approaches to STEM Education

Dr. George Kuh; Indiana University (March 2014). Fostering STEM Student Engagement: What Matters

Dr. Richard Pollenz; University of South Florida (February 2014). Understanding Institutional Data Can Inspire University-Wide Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices in STEM Education

Dr. Vasti Torres; University of South Florida (January 2014). Do Students Under-represented in STEM Experience the Learning Environment Differently?

Dr. Adrianna Kezar; University of Southern California (December 2013). STEM Education, Shared Leadership, and You

This continuing series of seminars is part of the USF STEM education project, “Systemic Transformation of Education Through Evidence-Based Reforms” (STEER). This project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant DUE #1525574), the Coalition for Science Literacy, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE), and the Office of Student Affairs and Student Success