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Jean A. Cardinale
2006/2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Jean A. Cardinale is a professor of biology and of biomaterials engineering at Alfred University (AU), where she teaches a range of courses mostly focused on ‘the small:’ microbiology, molecular cell biology, biochemistry, immunology and others. She began her academic career at the University of Rochester, where she received a B.S. in cell and developmental biology. After a series of explorations in theatre and field hockey, Jean rediscovered a fascination of how life works and re‑started her scientific career in Rochester where she received her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology. Her current research focuses on the incorporation of research experiences as part of undergraduate curriculum and on the antimicrobial properties of glass polyalkenoate cements. In addition to teaching, research and AU campus involvement, Dr. Cardinale also serves as the senior editor for the curriculum section of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.

Links:
Jean A. Cardinale
Alfred University



Betty Black
2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Betty Lynne Black received a B.A. degree in Biology from Lindenwood College, an M.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Washington University (St. Louis). She pursued postdoctoral studies at Washington University Medical School, joined the faculty at NC State University in 1979, and is currently a Professor of Biology. She conducts research on development of embryonic intestine in birds and mammals, and teaches a 5-credit hour course in Developmental Anatomy plus Internet distance education courses in Functional Histology, Introductory Biology, and Animal Diversity. Additionally, she leads the bioMovies project in which a group of faculty produces video clips of animals and plants, for educational use. She has developed a variety of digital learning objects for use in distance education and has received two University awards for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Links:
Betty Lynne Black
North Carolina State University



Juville Dario-Becker
2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Juville Dario-Becker is a professor of biology at Central Virginia Community College. She is a Parasitologist and Cell Biologist by training. She has been involved in online teaching and learning in the last 10 years and has continuously developed print-based and digital learning objects for the General Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology courses taught at the college. Her research interest centers on Science Education and the improvement of assessment instruments for traditional and online science courses. She is currently working on improving the General Biology courses taught on a high school "dual enrollment" platform to ensure parity with the traditional college Biology. She is working closely with the high school science teachers and high school students in her area through the regional science fair competion.

Outreach Activities:

  • Her BEN outreach activities included presentations at the Hew Horizons Conference, Virginia Association for Biology Education, and the Virginia Community College Science Peer Group Conference.
Submitted Resource:

Links:
Juville Dario-Becker
Central Virginia Community College



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Barbara E. Goodman
2006/2008/2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Barbara E. Goodman is a full professor of physiology at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. In addition to teaching medical students, Barb teaches an advanced human physiology class, half of an introductory biology class for future elementary teachers, a class for incoming first year undergraduate pre-med students, and the fundamentals of teaching to biomedical PhD and MS graduate students.

Barb is the former chair of the Education Committee of the American Physiological Society (APS) and is currently the chair of the APS Teaching Section, former leader of an APS Local Site Team for working with K-12 science teachers, designer of and contributor to the APS Archives of Teaching Resources, and an associate editor of Advances in Physiology Education. She is the principal investigator and director of SD's Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, an NIH-funded program which is working with faculty and students at SD's predominantly undergraduate institutions to support faculty and student biomedical research toward future careers for the students as biomedical scientists.

Links:
Barbara E. Goodman
University of South Dakota



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Kenneth M. Klemow
2006/2008 BEN Scholars Mentor

Kenneth Klemow is a professor of biology and environmental science at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He teaches courses in General Biology, General Ecology, and several areas of organismal plant biology. His general research addresses plant population and community ecology. Specific areas include wetland ecology and mapping, plant community response to disturbance - particularly past anthracite mining, development of online taxonomic keys for vascular plants, and ecological informatics. He also actively consults on wetland and plant-conservation issues. Ken has been a member of the Ecological Society of America since 1977, and holds certification as a Senior Ecologist. He organized the ESA's Education Section in 1987, and recently served on its Education and Human Resources Committee. He heads the ESA's EcoEd.net digital library Steering Committee, where he helped to redesign the site and has led workshops at national meetings.

Links:
Kenneth M. Klemow
Wilkes University



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Karen Klyczek
2006/2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Karen Klyczek is a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She has been a member of the biology faculty since 1989, and was chair of the department for 10 years. She currently teaches Immunology, Virology, General Biology for majors, and an interdisciplinary course on HIV/AIDS that is taught online. She is involved in efforts to integrate research experience into introductory courses, including the PHAGES phage genomics program sponsored by the HHMI Science Education Alliance. Karen is a Co-PI on the NSF-funded Case It! project, the goal of which is to develop computer simulations of molecular biology lab techniques for case-based learning in biology. The software analyzes DNA and protein sequences and produces realistic lab results, including electrophoresis, PCR, ELISA, Western blotting, and microarrays. Karen also was PI on two NSF-funded teacher enhancement grants that funded summer biotechnology workshops for secondary teachers.

Links:
Karen Klyczek
University of Wisconsin-River Falls



Terry McGuire
2012 BEN Scholars Mentor

Terry McGuire is a professor and vice chair in the department of genetics at Rutgers University. He has published in many different areas including Mendelian and mathematical genetics, behavioral and neural genetics, and ecological genetics. He has designed and taught a wide range of courses within the department of genetics. Currently his research focuses entirely on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Terry has been an active participant in the SENCER project. Since participating as a BEN scholar in 2006, he has been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Nations Center for Science and Civic Engagement, co-director of the SENCER Center for Innovation - MidAtlantic, and co-director of the SENCER Consortium for the Assessment of Student Achievement (CASA). At Rutgers University, he was recognized for his distinguished contributions to Undergraduate Education, appointed as a Rutgers Presidential CASTL Fellow and designated as a Master Teacher. In 2007, he became a lead editor of the new online endeavor Nature-Education with primary responsibility for Gene Inheritance and Transmission.

BEN Resources:

  • McGuire, T.R. (2007) A single gene trait showing pleiotropy - A problem. (AAAS database)
  • McGuire, T.R. (2008) Constructing a Pure-Breeding Homozygous Line for Three Traits. (ASHG Education Resource Library)
  • McGuire, T.R. (2008) Annotation of a Scientific Paper. ASHG Education Resource Library (Submitted)
Outreach Activities:
  • Expert Voices Blog of NSDL
  • He has given presentations about BEN at the SENCER Summer Institute in 2007 and 2008.
  • He has presented talks to the Department of Genetics at Rutgers University and at Oglethorpe University.
Links:
Terry McGuire
Rutgers University, Division of Life Sciences





 

     
   

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