Curriculum Vitae

PENNY JANE GILMER, Ph.D., D. Sc.Ed.

Professional Address:
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University, 214 DLC
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390

Communication:
(850) 644-4026 (work)
FAX: (850) 644-8281
E-mail: gilmer[at]chem.fsu.edu

CV LINKS:
Educational History
Professional History
Awards and Special Distinctions
Grants
Publications
Professional Activities
University Service
Public Service
Invited Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations with Papers
Oral or Poster Presentations with Abstracts
Webcasts
Current and Former Graduate Students
Individuals with Long-Term Professional Associates
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
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EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

Institution

Date

Major

Degree

Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

1965

Chemistry

B. A.

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

1967

Organic Chemistry

M. A.

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1967-1968

Bio-organic Chemistry

 

University of California, Berkeley, CA

1972

Biochemistry

Ph.D.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

1995-1997; 1999

Science Education

Special Student

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

2004

Science and Mathematics Education

D. Sc.Ed.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (current in bold):

Year

Institution

Position

1973-1975

Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Bank of America Gianinni Postdoctoral Fellow

1975-1977

Departments of Medicine and of Chemistry, Stanford University

National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow

1976-1977

Human Biology Program, Stanford University

Acting Assistant Professor

1977-1984
1984-1996
1991-1993

Department of Chemistry, Florida State University

Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Chairperson

1990-1991

College of Arts & Sciences, Florida State University

Interim Associate Dean

1992-1995

National Science Foundation-funded Science Teacher Preparation Program, Florida State University

Co-Director

1992-1995

National Science Foundation-funded Science Teacher Enhancement Program (called Science for Early Adolescence Teachers or Science FEAT), Florida State University

Co-Director

1993-2010

Science Education, Florida State University

Courtesy Appointment

1994-1996

Region 1 of the Higher Educational Consortium in Mathematics & Science Education (in the state of Florida)

Chair

1996-2010

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University

Professor

1997

Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

Visiting Professor

1998-2004

Doctoral candidate; Curtin International Student Scholarship, at Curtin University of Technology in the Science and Mathematics Education Centre

Scholarship awardee

1998-2002

NSF-funded Florida Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation grant

Co-Principal Investigator

2002-2007

NSF-funded GK-12 grant, Preparing Science Graduate Students to Meet the Challenges of K-12 Education

Co-Principal Investigator

2006-2009

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

President-elect 06-07
President 07-08
Past President 08-09

2006-2009

Association for Science Teacher Education

At large Board member; Chair, ASTE Awards Committee

2008-2010

The Nancy Marcus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU

Named Professorship

2009-2013 Alliance for the Advancement of Florida's Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (NSF ADVANCE-PAID grant) Principal Investigator, (for Florida State University)

2010-present

The Nancy Marcus Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU

Named Professorship

2010-present Better Universe and Citizens (BUC) Technologies Board of Advisors and Senior Education Officer
2011-2014 Improving Science Assessments
(Grant from US Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences)
Senior Personnel in Science

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AWARDS AND SPECIAL DISTINCTIONS:

Year

 Recognition

1966

1st prize in the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Colleges Film Festival

1969-1972

NIH-predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Biochemistry

1992

Photomicrograph done with Michael W. Davidson selected for inclusion in the Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society's Calendar (a photomicrograph DNA, the molecular basis of life, which spontaneously assumes a liquid crystalline phase at concentrations approaching those found in sperm heads, virus capsids, and bacterial nucleoids; polarized light was used for illumination)

1993-1994

Teaching Incentive Award, Florida State University

1994

"Being There" Award, Division of Student Affairs, Florida State University

1994

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, recognized for my “innovative research and teaching on how to bring science and technology, particularly ethics in science, to students and the community”

1994

Award from the Chipola Regional Science & Engineering Fair, for Off to See Ms. Wizard presentation

1995

Sabbatical awarded at Florida State University

1995

Science FEAT program named “Exemplary Mathematics and Science Quality Program in Postsecondary Education” - selected by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the National Science Foundation - Florida Department of Education's Statewide Systemic Initiative, and the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission

1995

Faculty Recognition Award, Science Education Faculty, Florida State University

1995

National Award Winner of the Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers Award from the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS), with Samuel Spiegel, Angelo Collins & Penny J. Gilmer on the Science FEAT Program

1998-2004

Curtin International Student Scholarship for the Doctor of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology

1999

Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award from the 10th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, FL

2004

Special commendation from the Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology on my doctoral thesis: Transforming University Biochemistry Teaching Through Action Research: Utilizing Collaborative Learning and Technology

2006

Award for Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year, Level 2 (>10 years of experience), Association for Science Teacher Education

2006

Outstanding Community Women Award, American Association of University Women,
Tallahassee chapter, Tallahassee, FL

2006

National Science Foundation, 1st Annual GK-12 Dissemination Award to Florida State University for distinguished accomplishments in the dissemination of the GK-12 Program: Experiences and Reflections (Penny J. Gilmer, D. Ellen Granger, & Wilbert Butler co-edited this monograph)

2006

Exemplary Zonta Career Service Award, Zonta Club of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL;
Zonta International is a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.

2007

John Shrum Award from the Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education for Excellence in the Education of Science Teachers and Contributions, Which Exemplify the Highest Standards of Dedication and Service.

2008

Elected AWIS Fellow by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), recognized “for her outstanding commitment and dedication in support of women in science and engineering and AWIS.”

2008

Named the Nancy Marcus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, 2008-2011.

2008

Platinum Aurora Award with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium for Educational Documentary, available at this URL:
http://www.paec-sc-iii.org/realscience.htm

2010
Outstanding Community Woman, Women's History Month Celebration at Tallahassee Community College, March 2010.

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GRANTS (current in bold):

Year

Grant

Position

1978

American Cancer Society (Florida), “Effect of tumor plasma membrane vesicles on cell-mediated lysis of tumor cells,” $10,000

PI

1979-1981

National Institutes of Health, “Histocompatibility antigens in defined membranes,” $130,500

PI

1979-1986

Research Corporation (Schering-Ploegh), “Physical basis of immune recognition,” $9,000

PI

1980

American Cancer Society (Florida), “Expression of histocompatibility antigens,” $10,000

PI with W. Marzluff, Jr. as the Co-PI

1982-1983

American Cancer Society, “Modulation of H-2 recognition in target vesicles,” $125,000

PI

1984-1985

President Sliger's Foundation Grants Advisory Committee, “The social responsibility of the scientist,” $2,500

PI

1985-1986

Council for Instruction Awards, “Development of a new liberal arts science course: Science in contemporary society,” $23,360

Co-PI with M. Rashotte (FSU Psychology Department) as Co-PI

1986

Learning Systems Institute and College of Arts & Sciences, “Further development of an interdisciplinary science course,” $8,000

Co-PI with M. Rashotte (FSU Psychology Department) as Co-PI

1986

American Cancer Society, “H-2 antigenic density and lytic reactivity of target cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes,” $10,000

PI

1987-1989

Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund, “Chemistry summer program in Undergraduate Research Participation and Faculty Professional Enhancement,” $136,019

PI with R. Light (FSU Chemistry Department) as Co-PI

1989-1992

National Institutes of Health, “Radiation induced division delay and cell-survival,” $361,039

Co-PI with M. Schneiderman (FSU Biological Science Department) as the PI & W. Marzluff, Jr. (FSU Chemistry Department) as co-PI

1990-1993

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate, “Florida State University Undergraduate Research Participation Program,” $114,694, with an additional $5,000 supplement for an “Ethics in Science” course for REU participants

Co-PI with E. Hilinski (FSU Chemistry Department) as PI

1990-1995

Research Corporation grant, “Regulation of intracellular carbohydrate metabolism influencing cell-surface structures,” $24,000

PI

1991-1994

National Science Foundation Teacher Preparation grant, “Improving science and science education courses for prospective teachers,” $782,483

Co-PI with K. Tobin (FSU Curriculum and Instruction Department) as co-PI

1992-1996

National Science Foundation Teacher Enhancement grant, “Program for learning and research in science for middle school teachers (the Science FEAT Program),” $886,819

Co-PI with A. Collins (FSU Curriculum and Instruction Department) as co-PI

1995-1996

Eisenhower Department of Education grant, “Teacher preparation in science and mathematics,” $199,973 as one of three components to “Enhancing science and mathematics teaching and learning through collaboration among higher post-secondary institutions,” $199,973

PI

1996

SERVE (Eisenhower Consortia), “Action research for elementary teachers,” $6,000

PI

1997-1998

Council for Instruction, “Research toward better science teaching,” $6,000

PI

1998

SERVE (Eisenhower Consortia), “Teachers doing scientific research: Impact on their teaching,” $6,000

PI

1998-2003

National Science Foundation, “Florida Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation,” with Florida A&M University, $2.5 million

Co-PI with F. Hamilton as PI; A. Sweeney & G. Roig as other co-PIs

2000

SERVE (Eisenhower Consortia), “Experiential Learning for Preservice Teachers: Applications to Secondary Classrooms,” $8,748

PI with L. L. Hahn as the co-PI

2002-2007

National Science Foundation, grant for “Preparing Science Graduate Students to Meet the Challenges of K-12 Education,” $1.2 million

P. Cottle as PI, & D. Foss, W. Montford,
P. J. Gilmer, E. Granger & T. Miller, as co-PIs

2004-2005

Office of Distributed and Distance Learning grant for “Fully Integrated, Web-Supported, CHM 1020L Chemistry Laboratory” for $16,824

S. Dillon & P. J. Gilmer, co-PIs

2004-2005

SERVE (Eisenhower Consortia), “Experiences of Science Graduate Students Working in K-8 Classrooms” for $15,000

P. J. Gilmer & D. E. Granger, co-PIs

2007-2008

State of Florida Department of Education; subcontract from the Panhandle Area for Educational Consortium:
“Science Collaboration: Immersion, Inquiry Innovation” for $341,413 over 16 months

PI for subcontract; total grant $1.5 million

2009-2013

National Science Foundation; Collaborative Research - Alliance for the Advancement of Florida's Academic Women in Chemistry & Engineering, $123,408.00 over four years

PI for FSU part of collaborative grant with USF (lead), UF, FIU, and FAMU

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PUBLICATIONS:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • 1. Dunathan, H. C., Davis, L, Gilmer Kury, P., & Kaplan, M. (1968). Stereochemistry of enzymatic transamination, Biochemistry 7(12), 4532-4537.

  • 2. Bruice, T. C., Gilmer Kury, P., & McMahon, D. M. (1970). Chromophoric lactones and mechanism of chymotrypsin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 92, 6674-6676.

  • 3. Ramwell, P. W., & Kury (Gilmer), P. (1973). Prostaglandins et membranes, Prostaglandines, 43-54, Inserm, Paris.

  • 4. Gilmer Kury, P., Ramwell, P. W., & McConnell, H. M. (1974). The effect of prostaglandins E1 and E2 on the human erythrocyte as monitored by spin labels, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication, 56, 478-483.

  • 5. Kury (Gilmer), P., & McConnell H. M. (1975). Regulation of membrane flexibility in human erythrocytes, Biochemistry 14(13), 2798-2803.

  • 6. Gilmer, P. J., McIntire, W. S., & Kirsch, J. F. (1977). Pyridoxamine-pyruvate transaminase: I. Determination of the active site stoichiometry and the pH dependence of the dissociation constant for 5-deoxypyridoxal, Biochemistry 16, 5241-5246.

  • 7. Gilmer, P. J., & Kirsch, J. F. (1977). Pyridoxamine-pyruvate transaminase: II. A temperature-jump and stopped-flow kinetic investigation of the rates and mechanism of the reaction of 5-deoxypyridoxal with the enzyme, Biochemistry 16, 5246-5253.

  • 8. Gilmer, P. J., McDevitt, H. O., & McConnell, H. M. (1978). Inhibition of specific effector T cell-target cell conjugates by target cell plasma membranes, J. Immunology 120, 774-776.

  • 9. Harris, R. H., Ramwell, P. W., & Gilmer, P. J. (1979). Cellular mechanisms of prostaglandin action, Annual Reviews of Physiology 41, 653-668.

  • 10. Gilmer, P. J. (1982). Physical separation and biochemical characterization of H-2b-encoded proteins on target cell plasma membranes and endoplasmic reticulum, J. Biol. Chem. 257, 7839-7846.

  • 11. Gilmer, P. J., Figard, S. D., Flores, R. V., & DiRoma, P. J. (1982). Modulation of the recognition and lysis of EL4 tumor target cell by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, Cellular Immunology 73, 337-348.

  • 12. Gilmer, P. J., Figard, S. D., & Flores, R. V. (1984). Wheat germ agglutinin-resistant variant of EL4 containing altered oligosaccharides as a target cell for cytotoxic T cells, Cellular Immunology 83, 107-123.

  • 13. Flores, R. V., & Gilmer, P. J. (1984). Differential recognition and lysis of EL4 target cells by cytotoxic T cells: Differences in H-2Kb antigenic density and cytoskeletal proteins, J. Immunology 132, 2767-2774.

  • 14. Figard, S. D., & Gilmer, P. J. (1985). Membrane-reconstituted, purified H-2Kb specifically inhibits T cell-target cell conjugate formation, Cellular Immunology 96, 1-11.

  • 15. Nea, L. J., Bates, G. W., & Gilmer, P. J. (1987). Facilitation of electrofusion of plant protoplasts by membrane-active agents, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 897, 293-301.

  • 16. Little, C. D., Palumbo, A. V., Herbes, S. E., Lidstrom, M. E., Tyndall, R. L., & Gilmer, P. J. (1988). Trichloroethylene biodegradation by a methane-oxidizing bacterium, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54, 951-956.

  • 17. Gilmer, P. J., & Rashotte, M. E. (Dec. 1989/Jan. 1990). Marshalling the resources of a large state university for an interdisciplinary 'Science, Technology and Society' course, J. College Science Teaching, 150-6.

  • 18. Xia, J., & Gilmer, P. J. (1994). Organic modifiers in anion-exchange chromatographic separation of sialic acids, J. Chromatography A, 676, 203-208.

  • 19. Gilmer, P. J. (1995). Teaching science at the university level: What about the ethics? Science and Engineering Ethics, 1, 173-180.

  • 20. Spiegel, S. A., Collins, A., & Gilmer, P. J. (1995). Science for early adolescence teachers (Science FEAT): A program for research and learning, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 6, 165-174.

  • 21. Moscovici, H., & Gilmer, P. J. (March/April, 1996). Testing Alternative Assessment Strategies: The Ups and the Downs for Science-Teaching Faculty, Journal of College Science Teaching, 319-323.

  • 22. Gilmer, P. J., Grogan, A., & Siegel, S. (1996). Contextual learning for premedical students, Selected papers from the 7th National Conference on College Teaching and Learning, pp. 79-89, J. A. Chambers (Ed.), Florida Community College of Jacksonville.

  • 23. Nichols, S., Gilmer, P. J., Thompson, T., & Davis, N. (1998). Women in science: Expanding the vision, In B. Fraser & K. G. Tobin (Eds.), International Handbook of Science Education, Part 2, pp. 967-978, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • 24. Gilmer, P. J., & Alli, P. (1999). Action experiments enabling female learners of physical science, In J. E. Goodell (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Joint Regional Conference of GASAT and IOSTE, pp. 64-74, Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

  • 25. Gilmer, P. J. (1999). Developing a discourse community: Teaching biochemistry using the World Wide Web. In J. Chambers (Ed.) Selected papers from the 10th International Conference of College Teaching and Learning pp. 49-57, Jacksonville, FL: Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

  • 26. Kahveci, A., Southerland, S., & Gilmer, P. J. (2006). The effectiveness of a program in retaining undergraduate women in science, mathematics and engineering majors, J. College Science Teaching, 36(3), 34-38.

  • 27. Gilmer, P. J. (2006). Action research in one’s own science classrooms in higher education. In W. D. Borhorst-Heng, M. D. Osborne, & K. Lee (Eds.), Redesigning pedagogy: Reflections on theory and practice (pp. 145-158), Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

  • 28. Geelan, D., Gilmer, P. J., & Martin, S. N. (2006). Forum: Dialogue about dialogue-cogeneration, research and science education. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 1(4), 721-744.

  • 29. Kahveci, A., Gilmer, P. J., & Southerland, S. A. (2008). Understanding chemistry professors' use of educational technologies: An activity theoretical approach. International Journal of Science Education, 30(3), 325–351.

  • 30. Kahveci, A., Gilmer, P. J., & Southerland, S. A. (2008). From marginality to legitimate peripherality: Understanding the essential functions of a women’s program. Science Education, 92(1), 38-64.

  • 31. Gilmer, P. J. (2010). Vertical teaming with K-12 teachers engaged in scientific research in rural settings. The Rural Educator, 31(2), 1-6.

  • 32. Gilmer, P. J. (2011). Irène Joliot-Curie, a Nobel laureate in artificial radioactivity. In M.-H. Chiu, P. J. Gilmer, D. F. Treagust (Eds.), Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Madame Sklodowska Curie’s Nobel Prize in chemistry. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • 33. Gilmer, P. J. (2012). Learning through action research while teaching undergraduate science. National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science, Tuscaloosa, AL: Available from http://nseus.weebly.com/papers.html

Sole-authored Book

Co-authored Books

Co-Edited Books

Co-Edited Monographs (hyperlinks provided for free downloading)

Theses and Dissertation

  • 46. Gilmer P. J. (1967). Investigation of enzymatic transamination by synthesis of compounds in vitamin B6 series. M.A. Thesis, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 47. Kury, P. Gilmer (1972). A stopped-flow and temperature-jump kinetic investigation of the mechanism of binding of 5-deoxypyridoxal to pyridoxamine-pyruvate transaminase. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
  • 48. Gilmer, P. J. (2004). Transforming biochemistry teaching through action research: Utilizing collaborative learning and technology. D. Sc.Ed. Doctoral thesis, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. With special commendation from the Chancellor.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (current in bold):

Year

Institution

Position

1981

National Institutes of Health site team to Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Augusta, GA

Member

1979‑1984
1982
1982-1983

Southeastern Immunology Conference

Board of Directors
Chair of the 15th annual meeting
President

1987

National Institutes of Health site team to Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Mobile, AL

Member

1987

National Institutes of Health ad hoc peer review group in Biophysics

Member

1987

7th Annual Florida Biochemists Meeting

Co-chairperson

1989-1995

American Association for University Professors

National Committee for Professional Ethics (Committee B)

1989-1990

Public Health Service workshop: “Education & training of scientists in the responsible conduct of research”

Planning committee

1989-1995

Tallahassee Scientific Society

Treasurer and founding board member

1989-1995

Energy Policy Advisory Committee, City of Tallahassee

Appointed citizen member

1989-1995

Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society

Southeastern Nominating Committee

1990-1991

Biophysical Society

Education Committee

1990-1991

Florida State University Chapter of Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society

President

1991

Florida Biochemists Meeting

Co-organizer

1991-1993

Association for Women in Science

Councilor and National Board member

1991-1996

National Science Foundation-funded Statewide Systemic Initiative in Florida

Advisory committee

1992-1994

Leon Association for Science Teachers

Treasurer and founding member

1992-1993

Louisiana Board of Regents for the National Science Foundation Statewide Systemic Initiative

Consultant

1992-1993

Project Technology Enhancing Achievement in Middle Schools

Advisory Board

1993

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
2-day seminar: “Teaching of Ethics in Science and Engineering”

Co-organizer

1993-1996

Improving Mathematics, Science and Computer Education in Florida; Florida's Statewide Systemic Initiative; Florida's Curriculum Framework

Combined Advisory Committee

1994-present

Science and Engineering Ethics

Founding editorial board member

1994-1996

Region 1 Higher Educational Consortium in Mathematics and Science, State of Florida, chaired two regional meetings in 1994, two in 1995, one each in 1996, 1997, & 1999

Chair, Steering Committee

1994

Laboratory of Dr. Elaine Muchmore, University of California, San Diego

Sabbatical awarded for Fall 1994 term

1995-1999

Statewide Higher Educational Consortium for Mathematics and Science

Central Steering Committee

1996-1997

 Planning Meeting on Guidance for Education in Scientific Conduct, National Academy of Sciences

Oversight Committee

1996

Law office of Robert R. Dawson, Attorney at Law,
Richmond, VA

Consultant

1996-2001

Association for the Education of Teachers of Science

Membership and Communication Committee

1997–2000

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Equity Committee

1997

National Association for Research in Science Teaching: “Teachers conducting scientific research”

Organizer, Multiple Paper Set

1998-1999

Statewide Higher Educational Consortium for Mathematics and Science

Secretary

1998-2000

Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation,
National Research Council

Committee member

1998

National Association for Research in Science Teaching:
“Action experiments: Are students learning physical science?”

Organizer, Multiple Paper Set

1998

National Association for Research in Science Teaching: “Creating learning communities through technology: Learning from a distance”

Organizer, Multiple Paper Set

1999

National Association for Research in Science Teaching: “Learning science through a kaleidoscope of patterns”

Organizer, Multiple Paper Set

2000

National Association for Research in Science Teaching: “Transforming prospective science teachers’ perceptions of science through experiential science collaborations as alternative course offerings”

Organizer, Multiple Paper Set

2000-2002

Assessing Integrity in Research Environments, Institute for Medicine, National Research Council

Committee member

2000-2002

National Science Foundation-funded grant, the Kansas Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation

National Visiting Committee

2001

National Science Foundation

Committee of Visitors, Division of Chemistry

2001

National Association for Science Teacher Education: “Constructivism in action in college science teaching”

Co-organizer, Invited session

2001

National Science Foundation, Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)

Review Panel

2002-present

Coordinator between the Education section of the AAAS and the Association for Women in Science

Education Liaison Coordinator

2002-2006

NSF-STEMTP Grant Advisory Panel,
Western Michigan University

Member

2003-2008

Coordinator between the Education section of the AAAS and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Education Liaison Coordinator

2003-2006

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Elected,
Executive Board,
Chair, Publications Advisory Committee

2003-2004

National Science Foundation – Teacher Professional Continuum

Review panel

2004

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences: “Preparation of science and mathematics teachers: Three cultures, one goal?”

Co-organizer, AAAS Symposium

2004

Writing Team for Question Bank for Liberal Studies textbook, Chemistry in Context (5th ed.)

Member

2004-2006

Tallahassee Scientific Society

President

2005-2006

E-NARST News (for National Association for Research in Science Teaching)

Editor

2005

Reviewer for Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Consultant

2005

National Assessment for Educational Progress in Science Framework External Review Panel

External consultant

2006

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences:
“Science communication for all”

Co-organizer, Symposium

2006

National Association for Research in Science Teaching:
“Science graduate students as GK-12 Fellows immersed in K-8 classrooms”

Organizer, Related Paper Set

2006-2009

NSF-STEM Grant Advisory Panel, Western Michigan University

Member

2006-2009

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

President-elect for 1st year, President for 2nd year, & Past President for 3rd year

2006-2009

Association for Science Teacher Education; Chair, Awards Committee

Elected, At-Large Director

2006-2010

Association for the Advancement of Science

Elected, Member-At-Large, Section Q (Education)

2006-2008

Zonta International

Elected, Area 4 Director, District 11 (for northern-central Florida)

2006

Biennial Conference on Chemical Education:
“Science education: Vital connection of science to the public sphere”

Co-organizer, Two-day symposium

2006

American Chemical Society Annual Meeting:
“Science communication for all”

Co-organizer, Symposium

2006-2007

President-elect,
National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Conference Program Organizer

2007-2008

Journal of Nano Education

Founding editorial board member

2007-present

Evolution: Outreach and Education

Founding editorial board member

2007-2008

President,
National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Conference Program Co-Organizer

2008-2009

Past President,
National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Chair, Editor Search Committee for Journal of Research in Science Teaching

2010 Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE):
“Train-the-Trainer” Faculty Recruitment Workshop
Organizer
2010 Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE):
Women and Leadership in the Sciences and Engineering COACh Workshop and Discussion Panels
Organizer
2010-present BUC Technologies Board of Advisors, Senior Education Officer
2011-2014 Improving Science Assessments (Grant from the US Department of Education: Institute for Education Sciences) Senior Personnel in Science

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University Service, Florida State University
(current in bold):

Year

Committee and/or Position

1980-1986

Laboratory Animal Research Committee

1981-1984

Professional Relations and Welfare Committee

1981-2010

General Chemistry Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

1984

Chair of subcommittee on issues relevant to women faculty

1984-1986

Executive Council

1985-1991, 1993-1996

Organizer and faculty advisor for the Tallahassee chapter of the Association for Women in Science

1986-1989

Animal Care and Use Committee

1986-1989

Director, Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Chemistry

1986-1990

Recruiter for minority graduate students in science

1987-1989

Director, Faculty Professional Enhancement Program in Chemistry

1987-1990

Professional Relations and Welfare Committee

1987-1992

Academic Status Committee, Program in Medical Sciences

1988

Chair of Subcommittee to Develop Policies and Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in Scholarship, Professional Relations and Welfare Committee

1988-1989

Chair of Professional Relations and Welfare Committee

1988-1989

University/Industry Relations Committee

1988-1989

President's Task Force for Student Life

1989-1993

Incentive/Efficiency Program Committee

1989-1990

University Honors Committee

1990-1991

Science for Liberal Studies Committee

1990-1991

Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

1990-1992

Science and Mathematics Education Advisory Committee

1990-1992

“Expanding Your Horizons” Conference Committee

1990-1993

Title IX Committee

1990-1994

Co-organizer (with Patricia Stith) of “The Value of a Graduate Education” program for minority undergraduate students in science

1991-1992

College Teaching Fellowship Selection Committee

1991-1993

Chair of Incentive/Efficiency Program Committee

1991-1993

Associate Chair of Chemistry

1991-1993

Rhodes Scholarship Competition Committee

1992-1993

Search Committee for Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences

1992-1994

Commission on the Status of Women

1992-1994

Advisory Committee for Alliance for Minority Participation

1992-1994

Co-organizer, Science Education Seminar Series

1992-1994

Co-organizer of the women science undergraduate wing in the Jenny Murphrey Dormitory Hall

1993

Dissertation Fellowship Committee for Arts & Sciences

1997-1999

President, Friends of the Library

1997-2003

Museum Studies Committee

1999-2000

Katherine Hoffman Spring Seminar Symposium Committee, College of Arts & Science

1999-2001

Past President, Friends of the Library

2000

Chair, Biology Science Review Committee

2001–2003

President’s Task Force on Academic Integrity and Service

2001-2010

Women in Mathematics, Science and Engineering (WIMSE) Advisory Committee

2002

Friends of the Library, Bylaws Committee

2002

Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society, Revitalization Committee

2002-2008

Vice President for Florida State University chapter of Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society

2003-2007

Academic Advisory Board, The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University

2003-2006

Organizer of the Science Education Colloquium, Spring semester for each academic year, Florida State University

2003-2008

Chair, Masters Supervisory Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2004-2007

Professional Welfare and Relations Committee

2004-2007

Faculty Advisory Board for Service Learning

2004

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Science Area, College of Arts & Sciences

2004-2006

Graduate Directive Status Committee, College of Arts & Sciences

2005-2009

Faculty Senate, Departmental representative (elected)

2007-2009

Faculty Senate Steering Committee (elected)

2008-2010

Faculty-Student Relations Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2009-2010

Archive Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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PUBLIC SERVICE (current in bold):

Year

Institution

Position

1982-2008

Science fair judge at public and private schools

Judge

1985
1985-2006
1994-present

Tallahassee chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Co-organizer
Facilitator
Treasurer

1989-2010

Off to See Ms. Wizard shows for the public, especially in K-12 schools, but also for Girl Scouts, church groups, Zonta International, Odyssey Science Center, (generally 2-4 per year)

Presenter

1990

Invited speaker for the Northside Rotary Club on “The Human Genome Project,” in Tallahassee, FL

Speaker

1990-1991

Chemistry Lecture Series for High School Chemistry Teachers

Organizer

1990-1995

Energy Policy Advisory Committee, City of Tallahassee

Citizen Member

1996

Invited speaker for the Tallahassee Women Lawyers on “Discrimination against women in science,” Tallahassee, FL

Speaker

1996-1999

Contextual learning projects with Florida State University students interacting in service projects with physicians and patients with autoimmune diseases and cancer

Director

1997-1998

Odyssey Science Center, Tallahassee

Education Committee

1999

Invited speaker for the American Association for University Women on “Women in science,” in Tallahassee, FL

Speaker

1999

Speaker on “Art and science,” for a teacher workshop sponsored by the Florida Institute for Art Education, in Tallahassee, FL

Speaker

2000

Keynote speaker at the Chipola Regional Science Fair, Chipola Junior College, Marianna, FL

Speaker

2000

Keynote Chemathon speaker, Florida State University

Speaker

2002-2008

Team to prepare written questions for the high school seniors eligible to take the test and to help grade the project defenses and/or the written examinations

Sunshine State Scholars Judge, and Steering Committee (starting in 2008)

1989
1989-1994
2002-2004
2004-2006
2007-present
2008-present
2008- present

 

Tallahassee Scientific Society
(TSS)

TSS Lannutti Memorial Lecture Committee

Co-organizer
Treasurer
Vice-President
President
Board member
Treasurer
Committee Chair

2011 4-H Club for summer program at Ruediger Elementary School, Tallahassee, FL Organizer

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INVITED ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

International

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1974

“Rapid reactions studies of pyridoxamine-pyruvate transaminase,” P. J. Gilmer, H. Winkler, & J. F. Kirsch

Vitamin B6 Meeting in Leningrad

1988

“Integration of ethics into science courses"

North American Chemical Congress

1989

“A woman in science: A historical biography”

1st International Meeting on the History and Philosophy of Science in Science Teaching

1997

“Scientific research of elementary school teachers”

Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

1997

Connecting Communities of Learners: Teaching physical science to teachers through an interactive website”

Department of Chemistry, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

1997

“Teachers experiencing science: Research at science museums”

SciTech (a science museum) in Perth, Western Australia

2006

“Improving the learning environment in one’s science classroom using cogenerative dialogue”

Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand

2007

“Invitation to the National Association for Research in Science Teaching”

Australasian Association for Science Education Research Association, Fremantle, Western Australia

2007

“Improving the learning environment in science classes: Using cogenerative dialogue”

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

2008

Presidential Address: “Collaborating with scientists and engineers for improving teaching and learning of science”

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD

2008

Final Forum: “Strengthening high school chemistry education through teacher outreach programs”

The National Academies’
Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Washington, DC

2009

NARST’s Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities:
Presidential speech reaction panel

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Garden Grove, CA

2010

Water Cooler Conversation session: On collaborations between science and science education faculty

Association for Science Teacher Education, Sacramento, CA

National

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1981

“Histocompatibility antigens on vesicle and cell surfaces”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1984

“Modulation of immune recognition and lysis”

3M Company, Minneapolis, MN

1985

“Immunochemical analysis of cellular recognition”

College of Charleston

1987

“Combining research and teaching as a career in chemistry”

Rutgers University, Phyllis Dunbar Symposium

1989

Invited to testify on “Education and the research environment”

US. House of Representatives to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

1989

“Science, Technology and Society course with participation by faculty from numerous disciplines”

National meeting of the American Chemical Society

1990

“Marshalling the resources of a large state university to teach a 'Science, Technology, and Society' course”

Louisiana State University

1990

“‘What works’ in the teaching of ethics in science courses”

Public Health Service Workshop on Education and Training of Scientists in the Responsible Conduct of Research, National Institutes of Health

1990

“Ethics in research”

American Society for Microbiology

1990

“Undergraduate faculty professional enhancement programs”

11th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

1991

“Constructivism in the teaching of science and society issues”

Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

1992

Plenary speaker on “Women in science: Current issues”

National meeting of Radiation Research

1992

“Scientific freedom and responsibility” for Research Experiences for Undergraduate program

Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

1993

“Integrating ethics into college-level science courses” presented to the “Teaching of Ethics in Science and Engineering Seminar,” which I co-chaired

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Seminar

1994

“Women in science”

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences annual meeting

1994

Fairchild Lecture Series on “Bringing ethics into the science curriculum,”

University of Southern Mississippi

1994

“Teaching science at the university level: What about the ethics?”

National Academy of Sciences; “Convocation on Scientific Conduct”

1994

“Teaching responsible science”

Indiana University at a national conference on “Scientific (Mis)Conduct and Social (Ir)Responsibility”

1996

“A molecular metaphor for learning”

Purdue University

1996

“Sowing the seeds of responsible conduct on new ground: Strategies for involving federal, industrial and experienced academic researchers”

PRIM&R national meeting on “The Responsible Conduct of Research: A Commitment for All Scientists”

1997

“Resources for teaching responsible science”

National Academy of Sciences at the Workshop for Teaching Responsible Science

2002

“Journey of a scientist into science education: From empowering middle school teachers to addressing the needs and goals of university students”

Western Michigan University

2003

“Action research in one’s own chemistry classrooms”

University of Maine, Department of Chemistry

2003

“Responsible conduct of science”

Expert panelist at the National Institutes of Health with the Office of Extramural Research

2004

“Creating an environment that promotes responsible conduct of research”

St. Louis University

2005

“Involving science graduate students in K-12 science”

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2005

“My journeys from a positivist scientist to a qualitative science educator”

City University of New York, Graduate Center

2005

“Science graduate students as GK-12 Fellows immersed in K-8 classrooms”

University of Colorado, Boulder

2005

“Experiential learning of science through scientific research experiences: What teachers say”

University of Colorado, Boulder for Colorado High School Chemistry Teachers annual meeting

2005

“Learning from action research in a university biochemistry classroom”

City University of New York, Graduate Center

2005

“Evaluating GK-12's impact on schools, universities, teachers, and graduate students”

GK-12 Regional Meeting, Emory University

2006

“GK-12 Fellows’ reflecting on their experiences for a monograph on GK-12,” P. J. Gilmer

NSF National Meeting
on GK-12

2006

“Learning about teaching from action research in a biochemistry classroom”

Western Michigan University

2006

“Improving the learning environment in one’s science classroom using cogenerative dialogue”

Queens College, City University of New York for 1st annual Equity Studies Research Center Distinguished Scholar Series

2007

“Using cogenerative dialogue to improve one’s own teaching of biochemistry”

University of Delaware

2007

“Using cogenerative dialogue with students to improve the learning environment in an undergraduate science classroom”

Southeastern Louisiana University

2007

“New researcher orientation”

Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching

2008

“Action Panel”

National Academy of Sciences, Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs, Washington, DC.

2008

“Reaching rural high school chemistry teachers in Florida: Research with scientists in state parks, wildlife refuges, estuarine reserves and other local resources” (interactive poster)

National Academy of Sciences, Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs, Washington, DC.

2010

"Transforming undergraduate science teaching using collaborative learning and technology"

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

State

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1978

Invited speaker on biochemistry

University of Florida

1985

“Variant cells as probes of immune cellular recognition”

25th Anniversary of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University

1989

Invited speaker on biochemistry

Chipola Junior College

1989

“Ethics in scholarship”

Presbyterian University Center at the Faculty Luncheon Series, Florida State University

1990

“Murine model to sialic acid storage disease”

Florida Biochemistry Meeting

1990

Anatomy of a Planet Series on “Origins of life on Earth”

Florida State University Conference Center

1991

“Effective strategies and styles of teaching of mathematics for women and other underrepresented groups”

American Mathematical Society Meeting

1991

“Ethics in science”

St. Petersburg Junior College

1993

“The Human Genome Project”

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series, Center for Professional Development, Florida State University

1994

“Ethical issues in the new reproductive technologies”

Daytona Beach Community College

1994

“Nurturing diversity in today's classroom”

Florida Statewide Systemic Initiative in Science & Mathematics Education

1995

“An exemplary teacher enhancement program: Science For Early Adolescence Teachers (Science FEAT)”,

Higher Educational Consortium for Science and Mathematics annual meeting, State of Florida,

1996

“Discrimination against women in science”

Tallahassee Women Lawyers meeting

1996

“Cooperative learning”

Florida-Georgia Alliance for Minority Participation

1996

“Reflections of a chemist teaching among science educators: A journey of changing beliefs and practices”

Mary Budd Rowe Science Education Seminar

1998

“Region 1 of the HEC”

Statewide Higher Education Consortium (HEC) in Mathematics and Science Conference, Deerfield Beach, FL

1999

“Florida Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation”

American Chemical Society Florida State Capitol Day

2003

“Engaging students in active learning through collaborative groups”

Office of Distributed and Distance Learning, Florida State University

2004

“Using autobiography and ethnography to find your niche: Is teaching science your calling?”

Science Education Colloquium, Florida State University

2006

“Quality criteria in autobiography and connection to becoming a leader”

Science Education Colloquium, Florida State University

2007

“Women in science”

Association for Women in Science, Tallahassee, FL

2007

“What’s to learn being NARST President”

Science Education Colloquium, Florida State University

2007

“From marginality to legitimate peripherality: Understanding the essential functions of a women’s program”

Science Education Colloquium, Florida State University

2008

“Ethics in science and medicine”

Tri-Beta Student Chapter, Florida State University

2008

“Chemistry Is In the News: Workshop for Colorado Teachers, Science Education Students, Chemistry Faculty”

Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

2008

“Chemical Buffers”

Florida State University Medical School Outreach Program

2011

"Marie Curie, 1867 - 1934, Nobel prize in Physics, 1903 (jointly with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel), Nobel prize in Chemistry, 1911"

FSU Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) event, "Sharing a Chemical Moment"

2011

Reading from new book, Transforming Undergraduate Biochemistry Teaching Using Collaborative Learning and Technology: Ready, Set, Action Research!

Florida State University Authors Day

2011

"Faculty Recruitment for Excellence and Diversity (FRED) Workshop on May 4, 2011

Addressing faculty members at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (FL)

2011

Faculty Recruitment for Excellence and Diversity (FRED) Workshop on May 23, 2011

Addressing faculty members at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (FL)

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS WITH PAPERS:

International

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1993

“The investigation of organic modifiers in anion exchange chromatographic separation of sialic acids,” J. Xia & P. J. Gilmer

13th International Symposium on HPLC of Proteins, Peptides, and Polynucleotides

1997

“Using the Internet to teach physical science,”
P. J. Gilmer

Western Australia Science Teachers Association meeting, Perth, Western Australia

1997

“Action experiments enabling female learners of physical science,” P. J. Gilmer & P. Alli

Australasian Joint Meeting of gasat/IOSTE, Perth, Western Australia

1999

“Developing a discourse community: Teaching biochemistry using the World Wide Web,” P. J. Gilmer

10th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL

2000

“Fictionalized narrative of collaborative learning in a university science class,” P. J. Gilmer

11th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL

2000

“Transformative educative change: Action research in a university science class,” P. J. Gilmer

World Congress: 5th on Action Learning, Action Research & Process Management (ALARPM) and 9th on Participatory Action-Research, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

2002

“Experiential learning for pre-service teachers,” P. J. Gilmer & R. Brockwell

International Conference on Pathways to Change, Arlington, VA

2003

“Assessment to foster understanding: Need for problem solving in science education methods classrooms,” M. Aydeniz & P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, St. Louis, MO

2003

“Where is the science in science teacher education and science teaching,” S. Brown, P. J. Gilmer, E. Lucy, C. Melear, R. S. Schwartz, J. F. Westerlund, & J. W. Wilson

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, St. Louis, MO

2003

“Active learning environments for engaged learning,” M. Aydeniz & P. J. Gilmer

14th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL

2004

“Using autobiography and ethnography to find your niche: Is teaching science your calling,” S. Hood & P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, Nashville, TN

2004

“Portrait of action research: Collaboration while using technology in a university classroom,” P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2005

“Changing ideas of science graduate students immersed in K-8 teaching,” P. J. Gilmer, M. Balinsky, G. Marsh, & D. E. Granger

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston, TX

2005

“Implementing change in one’s own biochemistry classroom through action research,” P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston, TX

2005

“Action research in one’s own biochemistry classroom,”
P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

2005

“Learning science for teaching: Content courses for elementary education majors,” L. S. Jones, M Weinberg, P. J. Gilmer, K. Scantlebury, & H. Shipman

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

2005

“Novice science and mathematics teachers following a scientific research experience,” L. L. Hahn & P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

2005

“Action research in one’s own science classroom in higher education,” P. J. Gilmer

International Conference on Education: Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy, Practice, Singapore

2006

“Emerging Identities: Science Doctoral Students in K-12 Schools,” M. G. Balinsky, P. J. Gilmer, & N. T. Davis

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science International Conference, Portland, OR

2006

“Connecting undergraduate students to the Internet:
Understanding biochemistry's relevance,” P. J. Gilmer

American Association for the Advancement of Science, St. Louis, MO

2006

“Science graduate students enhancing K-8 education,” P. J. Gilmer & M. G. Balinsky

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston, TX

2006

“Emerging identities:
Science doctoral students in K-12 schools,”
M. G. Balinsky, N. T. Davis, & P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston, TX

2006

“Using Key Concept Inventories (KCI)
to assess students’ understanding in general chemistry classes,” M-K. Orgill & P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston, TX

2007
“Scientists as K-12 science educators: Learned and performed identities in a three-year teaching partnership,” M. B. Balinksy, P. J. Gilmer, & N. T. Davis
Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL

2007

“University as reform agent:
How inquiry conceptions underlying a non-traditional RET program intersect with those of science teachers and other scientists,” M. Blanchard, D. E. Granger, & P. J. Gilmer

Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL

2007
“Contradictions and coherences in tag-team teaching: An advanced level biochemistry course at the university level,” P. J. Gilmer, J. Cirillo, & T. Logan
Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
2007
“Scientists learning science: A collaborative partnership between science doctoral students and K-8 science teachers,” M. B. Balinsky, N. T. Davis, P. J. Gilmer, & D. E. Granger
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA
2007
“Using cogenerative dialogue with undergraduate biochemistry students to improve learning environment,” P. J. Gilmer & J. Cirillo
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA
2007
“Understanding the nested relationship between teachers' epistemic, pedagogical and assessment conceptions,” M. Aydeniz, N. T. Davis, S. A. Southerland, & P. J. Gilmer
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA
2007
“Science graduate students’ ideas on the nature of science during their tenure in graduate school,” P. J. Gilmer
Australasian Science Education Research Association, Fremantle, Western Australia
2008
“Science Graduate Student’s Ideas on the Nature of Science and Their Progress and Graduation from Graduate School,” S. A. Chitwood, M. G. Balinsky, & P. J. Gilmer
Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, St. Louis, MO
2008
Presidential address: “Collaborating with scientists and engineer for improving teaching and learning of science,” P. J. Gilmer
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD
2008
“Cogenerative dialogue: Improving undergraduate biochemistry teaching and learning,” P. J. Gilmer, M. Al-humiari, D. B. Bratton, III
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD
2009
“Teaching nature of scientific inquiry by distance education to rural, practicing, K-12 teachers in preparation for scientific research,” D. B. Bratton, III, P. J. Gilmer, & S. Blumsack
Association for Science Teacher Education International
Conference, Hartford, CT
2009
“Graduate level teaching of nature and practice of scientific inquiry,” P. J. Gilmer and eight authors
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Garden Grove, CA
2010
“Using vertical teaming with K-12 teachers while engaged in scientific research in rural settings,” P. J. Gilmer
Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Sacramento, CA
2010
"Building Elementary Teachers’ Background Knowledge and Confidence Enriches Environmental Curriculum and Enhances Teaching and Learning,” P. J. Gilmer, D. Pack, C. Phillips
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, CA
2013
"Concept Mapping for Alternative Performance Assessments," P. J. Gilmer, A. Rouby, A. LaMee, J. Prempas, & A. Oosterhof
Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC

National

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1993
“College physics learning environments: Students perceptions, and preferences on the science curriculum,” D. Barrow & P. J. Gilmer
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1993
“The grading policy and alternative assessment in a new general biology course,” H. Moscovici & P. J. Gilmer,
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1993
“Use of course development teams for new interdisciplinary science courses for prospective elementary teachers,” P. J. Gilmer
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1993
“Overcoming the barriers to the reform of science content courses for prospective elementary teachers,” P. J. Gilmer, D. Barrow, & K. Tobin
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1993
“Faculty reform in teaching college-level science courses for prospective teachers,” Penny J. Gilmer
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1994
“Teaching and learning for middle school/junior high teachers: Designing and teaching a 'Science, Technology, and Society’ course for teachers from grades 5-9,” P. J. Gilmer
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1994
“The process of cultural change in faculty from Arts & Sciences: Use of a colloquium series,” P. J. Gilmer & H. Moscovici,
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1994
“Modifying and analyzing the implementation of a college-level 'Science, Technology, and Society' course for practicing middle grades science teachers,” C. L. Doherty, P. J. Gilmer, & R. H. Marshall
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1995
“Teachers' experiences in scientific research: Effects on beliefs and practice,” P. J. Gilmer, N. T. Davis, &
S. A. Spiegel
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science and the Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1995
“Middle school teachers learning the nature and content of science through scientific research,” N. T. Davis, P. J. Gilmer, & S. A. Spiegel
National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual meeting
1996
“A molecular metaphor for learning,” P. J. Gilmer &
S. Engel
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1996
“Contextual learning for premedical students,”
P. J. Gilmer, A. Grogan, & S. Siegel
7th National Conference on College Teaching and Learning
1996
“Networking with chemistry honors students,”
P. J. Gilmer
Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1997
“Action research for elementary teachers,”
J. B. McDonald & P. J. Gilmer
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science
1997
“Teachers learning science by doing science,”
P. J. Gilmer
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1997
“How prospective teachers perceive their experienced and preferred physical science classroom environment,” A. Abbas & P. J. Gilmer
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
1997
“The use of journals in science teaching and learning for prospective teachers: An active tool of students’ reflections,” A. Abbas & P. J. Gilmer
American Educational Research Association
1997
“Contextual learning on autoimmune disease and cancer,” Q. Tran, C. Muire, P. J. Gilmer, A. Goodman, R. Lee, M. Nazarian, & A. Fowler
8th National Conference on College Teaching and Learning
1998
“Non-traditional forms of assessment in university science courses,” C. Muire & P. J. Gilmer
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science in Minneapolis, MN

1998

“Action experiments: Are students learning physical science?” P. Alli & P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, CA

1998

“Critical look at action research in the science classrooms of elementary school teachers,”
P. J. Gilmer & J. B. McDonald

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Diego, CA

1999

“Web-based portfolios in a university–level science class,” P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, Austin, TX

1999

“Teachers learning inquiry through scientific research,” P. J. Gilmer

Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, Austin, TX

1999

“Looking at science as a pattern: Learning from differing perspectives,” P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA

2000

“Teachers get to be scientists!” P. J. Gilmer, S. Hood, & J. McDonald [S. Hood presented the paper]

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science in Akron, OH

2000

“Alternative genre of reporting science education research: Fictionalized story,” P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA

2000

“Transforming pre-service teacher education programs with science research experiences for prospective science teachers,” L. L. Hahn & P. J. Gilmer

Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Auburn, AL

2001

Symposium: “A snake in the nest or in the snake’s nest? Equity praxis and pedagogy within the sciences,” K. Scantlebury, P. J. Gilmer, & L. Jones

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO

2001

“Impact of scientific research experiences: Pre-service teachers' ideas on how they think about and teach science,” P. J. Gilmer

Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Tampa, FL

2002

“Pre-service teachers experiencing inquiry through scientific research,” R. Brockwell, M. R. Spaid, & P. J. Gilmer,

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Charlotte, NC

2002

“Scientific research experiences: Pre-service teachers' ideas on science and teaching,” P. J. Gilmer

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA

2003

“Symbiosis on campus: Collaborations of scientists and science educators,” D. Duggan-Haas, H. Moscovici, B. McNolty, P. J. Gilmer, C. Eick, & J. Wilson

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA

2003

“Mapping higher education’s learning environments: Chemistry I and science education methods,”
M. Aydeniz, P. J. Gilmer, & J. J. Gallagher

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA

2006

“Public understanding of science:
Past, present & future,” P. J. Gilmer

Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University

2006

“Using Key Concept Inventories (KCIs) to assess students’ understanding in general chemistry classes,” M-K. Orgill & P. J. Gilmer

Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University

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ORAL OR POSTER PRESENTATIONS WITH ABSTRACTS:

International

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1991

“Characterization of murine tumor cell variants expressing cell surface carbohydrate differences,”
P. J. Gilmer, C. W. Harrison, & N. L. Devino

Gordon Conference on Carbohydrates

1992

“Specially designed physics laboratory/classroom course for prospective elementary and early childhood education majors,” P. J. Gilmer, J. Albright, & F. Petrovich

Gordon Conference on Science Education and at Harden McConnell Symposium

1997

“Scientific research of elementary school teachers,”
P. J. Gilmer

Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

1997

“Connecting communities of learners: Teaching physical science to teachers through an interactive website,” P. J. Gilmer

Department of Chemistry, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

1999

“Teaching a web-enhanced course using the discourse of biochemistry,” P. J. Gilmer

Gordon Conference on Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching, New London, CT

2006

“Cogenerative dialogue with university students in a biochemistry classroom,” P. J. Gilmer & J. Cirillo

Australasian Science Education Research Association, Canberra, Australia

National

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1973

“Stopped-flow and temperature-jump kinetic investigation of the mechanism of binding 5-deoxypyridoxal to pyridoxamine pyruvate transaminase,” P. J. Gilmer & J. F. Kirsch

American Society of Biological Chemists meeting (FASEB)

1990

“Discussion of ethics and values in university science courses,” P. Elliott & P. J. Gilmer

11th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

1995

“Bridging the gap between the beliefs and practices of college biology teachers and the science-related needs of prospective elementary teachers,” P. J. Gilmer, K. Tobin, H. Moscovici, & S. Mattson,

National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual meeting

1996

“The development of enzymatic and chromatographic methods for quantification of mammalian cell-surface sialic acids,” P. J. Gilmer & J. Xia,

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

1996

“Contextual learning for premedical students,” P. J. Gilmer & A. Grogan

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

1996

“Understanding biochemistry through applied research,” P. J. Gilmer & W. C. Muire, Jr.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

2000

“Expanding the sphere of learning: The Florida Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation,”
P. J. Gilmer, M. Hynes, A. Sweeney, & A. Jean

National Science Teachers Association National Convention

2000
“Meaningful science: Teachers doing inquiry + teaching science,” P. J. Gilmer, T. Kielborn, Y. Greenspan, & M. Bosseler
National Science Teachers Association, Orlando, FL
2001
“Evaluation of freshman chemistry course,” P. J. Gilmer
NSF Principal Investigator Meeting, Arlington, VA
2004
“Learning environments in college chemistry classrooms using a constructivist-based questionnaire,” P. J. Gilmer, M. Aydeniz, & J. Gallagher
18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University
2008
Invited poster: “Reaching rural high school chemistry teachers in Florida: Research with scientists in state parks, wildlife refuges, estuarine reserves and other local resources,” P. J. Gilmer
National Academies’
Chemical Sciences Roundtable
2009
Invited poster: “Reaching rural high school chemistry teachers in Florida: Engaging in scientific research with scientists in state parks, wildlife refuges, estuarine reserves, and other local resources,” P. J. Gilmer, A. Clark, S. Sims, R. Pleasant, D. Bratton, J. Walker, S. Blumsack, & H. Kroto
Chemical Sciences Roundtable, National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, DC
2010
Poster: “AAFAWCE NSF-PAID: Alliance for the Advancement of Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering,” C. Smith, K. Borman, P. J. Gilmer, & A. Donnelly
Joint Annual Meeting (JAM 2010): National Science Foundation, Washington DC
2011
Poster: “AAFAWCE NSF-PAID: Alliance for the Advancement of Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering,” C. Smith, K. Borman, P. J. Gilmer, & A. Donnelly
Joint Annual Meeting (JAM 2011): National Science Foundation, Washington DC
2011
Poster: “Alliance for the Advancement of Florida's Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering NSF ADVANCE-PAID," K. Borman, C. A. Smith, P. J. Gilmer, S. Hruda, A. Kwolek-Folland, & B. Tansel
ADVANCE-PI: NSF, Alexandria, VA

Regional

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1979
“Identity of H-2Db proteins in subcellular membrane fractions,” P. J. Gilmer
Southern Immunology Conference
1980
“Modulation of cell-mediated lysis target cell recognition by glycosylation,” P. J. Gilmer
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1981
“Isolation of H-2 Molecules Containing Differentially Processed Carbohydrate Moieties,” P. J. Gilmer & S. D. Figard
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1981
“Carbohydrate processing of H-2 molecules,” P. J. Gilmer
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1982
“The role of glycosylation in cytotoxic T cell immune responses,” P. J. Gilmer & S. Figard
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1983
“Differential recognition and lysis of EL4 target cells by cytotoxic T cells: Quantitative difference in H-2Kb antigenic density,” P. J. Gilmer & R. V. Flores
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1986
“Effect of variation of target cell H-2 antigenic density on CTL-mediated immune recognition and lysis,” P. J. Gilmer, N. Devino, & M. Tinsley
Southeastern Immunology Conference
1997
“Action research of elementary school teachers,” J. B. McDonald, L .G. Joanos, & P. J. Gilmer
Southern regional meeting of National Science Teachers Association meeting in Nashville, TN
2004
“GK-12 Fellows’ ideas on teaching, learning, and nature of science while embedded in K-8 schools,” P. J. Gilmer, M. Balinsky, & G. Marsh
Regional GK-12 Conference, University of Florida
2005
“Exploring the nature of science: Learning through teaching K-8 classrooms,” M. Gabaordi & P. J. Gilmer
Regional GK-12 Conference, Emory University
2005
“GK-12 Fellows’ reflecting on their experiences for a monograph on GK-12,” P. J. Gilmer
Regional GK-12 Conference, Emory University
2010
“Transforming undergraduat science teaching using collaborative learning and technology: Ready, set, action research!,” P. J. Gilmer
Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education

State

Year

Presentation Title

Meeting

1982

“Development of a possible in vitro assay for tumor promoters,” P. J. Gilmer, T. A. Policke, & R. C. Dougherty

Florida Division of the American Cancer Society

1982

“Isolation of H-2 molecules containing differentially processed carbohydrate moieties,” P. J. Gilmer

Florida Division of the American Cancer Society

1993

“Teaching science through current events,” P. J. Gilmer, T. Callahan, P. Dixon, L. Joanos, M. Nour, & J. Ouimet

Annual meeting of the Leon Association for Science Teachers

1994

“Teaching science to teachers through research,”
P. J. Gilmer

Annual meeting of the Statewide Higher Educational Consortium for Mathematics and Science

1995

“The development of chromatographic methods for separation of sialic acids,” P. J. Gilmer & J. Xia

Florida meeting of the American Chemical Society

1995

A poster session describing current research, P. J. Gilmer & J. Xia

ChemiNole '95, Florida State University Chemistry Department

1996

“Quantitative determination of cell-surface sialic acids and their effects on antibody-antigen binding,” P. J. Gilmer & J. Xia

ChemiNole ’96, Florida State University Chemistry Department

1996

“Conceptual learning for premedical students,”
P. J. Gilmer, A. Grogan, & S. Siegel

ChemiNole ’96, Florida State University Chemistry Department

1998

“Florida Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation,” P. J. Gilmer

Statewide Higher Education Consortium in Mathematics and Science Conference, Deerfield Beach, FL

1999

“Using discourse of biochemistry in web-enhanced, university-level biochemistry course,” P. J. Gilmer

Florida American Chemical Society FAME 99 meeting, Orlando, FL

1999

“Color and light,” P. J. Gilmer

Florida Institute for Art Education, Tallahassee, FL

1999

“Alternative assessment in a university level biochemistry class,” P. J. Gilmer

Statewide Higher Education Consortium in Mathematics and Science Conference, Orlando, FL

2000

“Involving higher education faculty in higher education reform through collaboration,” P. J. Gilmer, M. Barnes, B. Spector, C. Briscoe, & L. Barnes

Statewide Higher Education Consortium in Mathematics and Science Conference, St. Petersburg, FL

2003

“Mapping education in college chemistry classrooms,”
M. L. Gantt & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2004

“Active learning in a college environment,”
K. Sandin & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2004

“Science education: GK-12,” J. Twachtman &
P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2005

“GK-12 Fellows grant program and its effect on students’ understanding of teaching and learning science in graduate school,”
J. Rogers, M. Balinsky, & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2005

“Increasing African American participation in graduate and Ph.D. science and engineering programs,”
W. Sanders & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Minority Access Week, Florida State University

2006

“Analysis and comparison of GK-12 data in K-8 classrooms,”
A. Cunningham, A. Dlugokienski, & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2007

“Perceptions of science (GK-12 grant),” S. Chitwood, & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2007

Cogenerative dialogue: Improving science teaching and learning, M. Al-humiari, D. Bratton, & P. J. Gilmer

Southern Association for Science Teacher Education, Valdosta State University

2008

‘Science education: Graduate students reflections of the GK-12 program and VNOS,” S. Golla, M. Mahony, & P. J. Gilmer

Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

2009
“Collaborative inquiry: The value of vertical teaming in science education,” A. J. Thompson & P. J. Gilmer
Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University
2010
“Analyzing academic women in chemistry and engineering: Promoting the recruitment and advancement of women in the professions,” K. Gorski & P. J. Gilmer
Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University
2011
“Academic women in engineering and chemistry: Emphasizing and promoting leadership and advancement within the university,” A.J. McManaway & P. J. Gilmer
Poster presentation for Honors General Chemistry, Florida State University

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WEBCASTS

Year

Presentation Title and Abstract

Website

2010

“Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering.” The Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE) has five universities working to advance the status of academic women in chemistry and engineering.

GEOSET Website

2010

“Vertical Teaming with K-12 Teachers Engaged in Scientific Research in Rural Settings.” This presentation is about research involving rural teachers (3-12) who worked in vertical teams as they learned science inquiry skills through an online course followed by scientific research in local state parks.

GEOSET Website

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CURRENT/FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS
(serving as major professor or co-major professor):

  • 1. Rosa V. Flores: M.S. in Biochemistry, Differential recognition and lysis of EL4 target cells by cytotoxic T cells: Quantitative difference in H-2Kb antigenic density" (1982).

  • 2. Steve Figard: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, The role of sialic acid in the recognition of H-2Kb antigens by cytotoxic T cells (1984).

  • 3. C. Deane Little: Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, Bacteria that degrade hazardous waste: The isolation of trichloroethylene-degrading methanotrophic bacteria and development of monoclonal antibodies specific to them (1988).

  • 4. Nancy Devino: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Lysosomal processing of sialoglycoconjugates in a wheat germ agglutinin resistant variant of EL4 murine leukemia cells (1989).

  • 5. Wayne Baker: M.S. in Biochemistry, Sialic acids: Bioanalytical methods and characterization (1991).

  • 6. Chris Harrison: M.S. in Biochemistry, Variations in the lysosomal characteristics and sialic acid metabolism of a murine leukemia cell line and its nontumorigenic variants (1991).

  • 7. Jianqiang Xia: M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, The development of chromatographic methods for separation of sialic acids released from mucin and cell surfaces (1994).

  • 8. Aldrin Edward Sweeney: Ph.D. in Science Education, Minority students in the science classroom: Language, class, race, culture and pedagogy (1997).

  • 9. Abdullah Abbas: Ph.D. in Science Education, The teacher’s role in college level classes for non-science majors: A constructivist approach for teaching prospective science teachers (1997).

  • 10. Jianqiang Xia: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative determination of cell-surface sialic acids and their effects on MHC class I antigen-antibody binding (1997).

  • 11. Elizabeth Mayo, M.S. in Science Education, Constructivism—factual or fatuous? An autobiographical account of a scientist in a science education program (1999).

  • 12. Yvette Greenspan, Ph.D. in Science Education, Gender differences in an elementary school learning environment: A study on how girls learn science in collaborative learning groups (2000).

  • 13. Terrie Kielborn, Ph.D. in Science Education, Sixth grade students' perceptions of science and scientists following a field-based science investigation (2001).

  • 14. Julie Lambert, Ph.D. in Science Education, A quantitative and qualitative inquiry into the effects of secondary marine science courses on students' level of science literacy (co-major professor with George Dawson (2001).

  • 15. Sherri Hood, M.S. in Science Education, Why science teachers leave teaching: An autobiographical account and analysis of teachers who leave or consider leaving teaching (2003).

  • 16. Lori Hahn, Ph.D. in Science Education, Interpretive case studies on the influence of a pre-service contextual science research course on novice science and mathematics teachers (2004).

  • 17. Marcie Bosseler, Ph.D. in Science Education, How can students use the potential of technology and the Internet in an elementary science club as the conduit for conducting scientific inquiry? (2005).

  • 18. Ajda Kahveci, Ph.D. in Science Education, Impact of a women's program in science, mathematics and engineering on undergraduate women: Activity systems on the periphery, co-major professor with Dr. Sherry Southerland (2005).

  • 19. Caren Prichard, M.S. in Science Education, Science education portfolio (2005).

  • 20. Helen Libby, M.S. in Science Education, Science education portfolio (2005).

  • 21. Linda Kitner, M. S. in Science Education, Science education portfolio (2006).

  • 22. Donald Bratton III, M. S., Chemistry and Biochemistry (2008).

  • 23. Marlene Morales, currently a doctoral candidate in Science Education, co-major professor with Dr. Sherry Southerland.

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LONG-TERM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES:

  • Peter C. Taylor, co-major professor, Curtin University of Technology; also co-editor of recent book on undergraduate science teaching.

  • Kenneth Tobin, co-major professor, Curtin University of Technology; also co-editor of recent book on undergraduate science teaching.

  • D. Ellen Granger, co-PI on NSF GK-12 grant.

  • Sherry Southerland, colleague at Florida State University, coauthor, and co-supervisor of graduate students

  • Kathryn Borman (USF), Rufina Alamo (FSU), Garnett S. Stokes (FSU), Dragana Popovic (FSU), Simone Pederson Hruda (FAMU), Berrin Tansel (FIU), Anne Donnelly (UF), co-PI on NSF ADVANCE-PAID grant

  • Chrystal A. S. Smith, project manager on NSF ADVANCE-PAID grant
  • Michelle Hughes Miller, co-editor on Alliances for Advancing Academic Women: Guidelines for Collaboration in Chemistry, Engineering and Beyond, on NSF ADVANCE-PAID grant
  • Sir Harold Kroto (FSU) on GEOSET Web site

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GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL ADVISORS:

  • Thomas C. Bruice, thesis advisor at the University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Harmon Dunathan, M.A. thesis advisor at Haverford College for master's degree at Bryn Mawr College

  • Jack F. Kirsch, Ph.D. advisor at the University of California, Berkeley

  • Harden McConnell, Postdoctoral research advisor at Stanford University

  • Hugh O. McDevitt, Postdoctoral research advisor at Stanford University

  • Peter Ramwell, Postdoctoral research advisor at Stanford University

  • Esmond E. Snell, Ph.D. co-advisor at University of California, Berkeley

  • Peter C. Taylor, Sci. Ed. D. co-advisor, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

  • Kenneth Tobin, Sci. Ed. D. co-advisor, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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