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Science Education Chair

tim slater photographDr. Tim Slater, Wyoming Excellence Chair in Science Education (B.S Physical Science; B.S. Ed. Secondary Science Education, Kansas State University; M.S Physics & Astronomy, Clemson University; Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina). Dr. Slater is a Professor in the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education and Adjunct Professor in the College of Arts & Science’s Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Slater is a prolific author being cited thousands of times by international scholars, having published more than 100 refereed journal articles, 21 books and presented hundreds of papers at conferences, often with his graduate students as co-authors, describing his scholarly research on understanding the underlying cognitive mechanisms related to teaching and learning in introductory science survey courses taught to undergraduates and future teachers.  Winner of numerous national awards, he teaches four graduate-level courses in education research methods and cognitive science for the College of Education each year. He further impacts the state by conducting workshops for K-12 teachers and professors across Wyoming, including co-hosting the Wyoming Society of College Science Teachers Conference in Casper, and the Planetarium Education Workshop for Teachers at Northwest College in Powell. Professor Slater serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education and as Co-Editor for the Science Division of the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education for the International Association for Science Teacher Education.

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