Faculty Profiles

Dr. Dana Zeidler

Dr. Dana Zeidler, Professor & Program Coordinator for Science Education, Ph.D., Syracuse University  

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Email: Zeidler@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-3522
Office: 308A

Dr. Zeidler’s has developed an international research program in the field of Science Education centered on Socioscientific Issues -- taking a sociocultural approach to teaching and learning about how moral and ethical issues can be a means to foster the formation of epistemological sophistication and character in the pursuit of scientific literacy. His work has attracted international attention and is cited widely both within and external to the community of science education. With over 6,100 citations of his work (Goggle Scholar), he has authored of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, presented over 250 conference papers, workshops and lectures, served as editor for 9 scholarly books for the Springer series, “Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education, supervised and mentored over 40 doctoral students, and has given Keynote addresses and international talks in Canada, Hong Kong, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States on these and related topics in science education. He works closely with doctoral students and other leaders in the science education community.

Professor Zeidler’s seminal and recent distinctions include:

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