1999 PhD (Curriculum and Instruction) Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
1987 MS (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy) Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
1983 BS (Zoology) University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
My area of research interest is biology education. Within this are areas focused on the learner (e.g., alternative conceptions, visual aspects of cognition), instruction (e.g., use of concept mapping and book clubs), the content (e.g., evolution of biological thought) and the institutional context (e.g., intercultural issues). The goal of my research in this area is to improve learning and other factors relating to future success of undergraduates in science-related careers.