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    Taylor University

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  • Biography

    Moore, John M. Ed. D. Professor of Biology, Past Chair of the Department of Biology Fulbright Scholar Director of Ecuador Programs, Global Engagement Centre

    EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

    Ed. D. (1989), Biology and Computer Science Cognate, Ball State University

    M.A. (1978), Biology and General Science, Ball State University

    B.S. (1972), Biology, General Science, Taylor University

    EXPERIENCE

    Fulbright Scholar (2011 – present), Professor (1992-Present), Instructor and Adjunct Faculty (1983-1992), Taylor University; High School Biology Teacher (1973-1993), Marion High School; Doctoral Fellow and Instructor (1985-1986), Ball State University; Biology Curricular Consultant (2000-Present); Multimedia Consultant (1993-Present).

    Courses Taught in the last five years

    BIO 100 General Biology and General Biology for Elementary Ed. Majors BIO 101 Principles of Cell Biology BIO 103 Introduction to Plant Biology BIO 201 Fondations of Cell Biology and Genetics BIO 203 Genetics l BIO 300 Medical Physiology, Cuenca Ecuador BIO 305 Natural History of the Rocky Mountains BIO 331 Comparative Anatomy BIO 345 Evolution and the Nature of Science BIO 432 Developmental Biology NAS 309 Science Methods

    Other Collegiate Assignments in the past five years

    Student Teaching Advising Advisor for Science Education Majors Faculty Workshops — Colleagues College Faculty Workshop on Internet and Distance Learning. Curriculum Management Committee North Central Evaluation NCATE Evaluation Team Assessment Quality Improvement Plan Committee Division/School Vision Committee and Building Committee Spencer Centre for Global Engagement Faculty Personnel Committee Ecuador Site Development Committee

    PUBLICATIONS

    “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Book Review American Biology Teacher, Vol #72, No 9, November/December 2010 (Accepted and Scheduled for Publication) “Irrational Fear” or “Irrational Complacency” Science and Health; Myth Busters”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 9, November/December 2009 “Developing A Community of Scientists & Science Educators: Now Is the Time!” American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 8, October 2009 “Informing Their Discretion”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 7, September 2009 “From the President”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 6, August 2009 “Sustainability”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 5, May 2009 “We Need More Mr. Ps in Biology Education: Strong in Biology, Strong in Science, and in Science”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 4, April 2009 “Education, A True Professional!” American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 3, March 2009 “Teaching Students Evolution with Patience, Respect and the Nature of Science”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 2, February 2009 “Letter from the President”, American Biology Teacher, Vol #71, No 1, January 2009 “The Natural History of Ireland.” The Hoosier Science Teacher Fall, 2007 Letter to the Editor “Let’s teach it well, let’s have fun and vary the process, but let’s teach it right and keep it accurate! The Hoosier Science Teacher Spring, 2006 “The nature of science: How well do we understand it? How well do we teach it?” The Hoosier Science Teacher Fall 2003 “Using Human Examples to decrease Misconceptions in Genetics.” The Hoosier Science Teacher. August 2001 “Poor Richard Web Site,” American Biology Teacher, Vol.# 61 No 9 (November/December, 1999): page 712. “Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs).” Indiana Association of Biology Teachers Newsletter, April 1992, pp. 2. “Can the use of Human Examples Facilitate Learning Mendelian Genetics Concepts?” Journal of School Science and Mathematics, May/June 1992, pp. 273-277

    PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

    “Meaningful Learning of Mendelian Genetics.” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February, 1991, and National Association of Biology Teachers Convention, Nashville, November 1991. “Using Human Examples to teach Mendelian Genetics.” National Association of Science Teachers National Convention, Boston, April 1992. “A.P. Laboratories” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February, 1992. “Using LINKWAY to develop Student Presentations.” National Association of Biology Teachers National Convention, Denver, November 1992, and the Hoosier Science Teachers Convention, Indianapolis, February 1993. “Multimedia using LinkWay” Colleagues College, August 1994. “Concept Mapping and LINKWAY.” National Association of Biology Teacher National Convention, Boston, November 1993. LinkWay Workshop for Marion High School Faculty, IBM, Fort Wayne, IN, March 1992. Three Day Workshop on LinkWay and Multimedia: San Antonio Magnet Schools and Our Lady of The Lake University, San Antonio, January 1994. “LinkWay – Multimedia and Concept Mapping: A Constructivist Approach” Hoosier Science Teachers Convention and Indiana Biology Teachers Convention, Indianapolis, February 1994. “Constructivism and Multimedia” Colleagues College, August 1994. “Enzymes, Energy, and You: Bioenergetics, a Human Approach.” National Association of Biology Teacher National Convention, St. Louis, November 1994, and the Hoosier Science Teachers State Convention, Indianapolis, February 1995. “Constructivism and Multimedia.” International Hypermedia Convention, Indiana University, Bloomington. October 1995 “Teaching Bioenergetics from a Human Approach.” National Association of Biology Teachers National Convention, Pheonix, October 1995. “Preservice Education in Informal Education Resources for Elementary Education Majors.” National Association of Biology Teachers National Convention, Phoenix, October 1995. “Teaching Bioenergetics from a Human Approach.” National Association of Biology Teachers National Convention, Charlotte NC, October 1996. “Multimedia and Concept Mapping, a Constructivist Approach.” Coalition of Christian Colleges Technology Conference, Upland IN, October 1996. “Multimedia and Concept Mapping, a Constructivist Approach.” Global Science Conference (NSTA), San Francisco, December 1996 “Pre-service Education in Informal Education Resources for Elementary Education Majors.” Global Science Conference (NSTA), San Francisco, December 1996 “Webpage Development.” Workshop at Taylor University, June 1997. “Cell Respiration”, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Reno, Nevada. October 24 1998 “Cell Respiration” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February 1999 “Authorware Academic: multimedia in the classroom. Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February 1999 “Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration: a thematic approach.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Fort Worth, Texas. October 30 1999 “Four-year college website.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Fort Worth, Texas. October 30 1999 “Cell Respiration: web based multimedia.” National Science Teachers Association, National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. March 25, 1999 “Cell Respiration then Photosynthesis, how to teach bioenergetics.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Orlando Florida, October 26, 2000 “Teaching Innovation in Non-majors Biology.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Orlando Florida, October 26, 2000 “Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration: a thematic approach.” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February 2001 “Bioenergetics made easy: Teach it backwards.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Toronto Canada, October 26, 2001 “Using Science Modules to teach Bioenergetics.” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February 2002 “Natural History of Ireland?” Greystones, Ireland; (November, 2002) “The Nature of Science: How well do we teach it.” Hoosier Science Teacher Convention, Indianapolis, February 2003 “Bioenergetics made easy: Teach it backwards.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Portland, October, 2003 “Bioenergetics made easy: Teach it backwards.” National Association of Biology Teachers, Chaired Four-Year Section and Business meeting, Developed Region III Social, National Convention, Chicago, November, 2004 “Concurring Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis.” National Association of Biology Teachers, National Convention, Milwaukee, October 2005 “Developing Service Learning Courses to increase Student Retention in Biology Programs.” National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Albuquerque, October 2006. “Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration.” National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Albuquerque, October 2006. “Teaching Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis” National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, November 2007. “Guidelines for Undergraduate Biology Education” Summit on Undergraduate Biology Education, AAAS Washington DC, May 2008 “Bioenergetics, teach it backwards” National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Memphis, October 2008 “Developing an Undergraduate Biology Professional Development Summit” Summit on Undergraduate Biology Education, HHMI Bethesda, MD, 2008 “Quick Hits: Using visualizations and metaphors to teach difficult concepts in biology” HASTI Professional Development Conference, Indianapolis, 2009 “The role of NABT in undergraduate biology education professional development” Summit of Undergraduate Biology Education, AAAS Washington, DC, 2009 “Peruvian International Studies for Education: Development Delegation Northern Peru”— Poster Session National Association of Biology Teacher National Professional Development Conference, Minneapolis MN. 2010 “Protein Synthesis, Replication and Mitosis, a conceptual approach” National Association of Biology Teacher National Professional Development Conference, Minneapolis MN. 2010 “A model of Global Engagement in Undergraduate Biology” National Association of Biology Teachers National Professional Development Conference, Anaheim CA 2011

    EDUCATION RESEARCH AND GOALS

    Developing Concept Learning Strategies in Biology Education. Conducted research in the teaching of Mendelian Genetics using Human Examples. Presented paper presentations on Concept Learning Using Human Examples at NABT, NSTA, and HASTI. Constructivism and Multimedia in Biology Education. Working with IBM in using Macromedia Authorware and Flash multimedia material to help facilitate learning of biology concepts. Presented workshops at NABT and HASTI on use of Multimedia and Student Presentations. Developing the relationship between multimedia and concept mapping in a Constructivist approach. Distance Learning. Development of instructional designs that take the student beyond the confines of the classroom. Pre-Service Science Training in Elementary Education. Joint project with the Indianapolis Zoo and Indianapolis Children’s Museum on “Integration of Informal Educational Resources in the Elementary Curriculum.” Pre-Service Science Training of Secondary Science Majors. Project on lab activities for inner-city schools. Public Health/Community Development/Education in a Global Engagement: Developing community on a global scale is primarily Latin America.

    CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

    Council of Science Society Presidents (CSSP) Indiana Association of Biology Teachers (IABT) Hoosier Science Teachers Association (HASTI) National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Alpha Chi, National Honor Society Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Advanced Placement Faculty Consultant (AP) Fulbright

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: See above in professional memberships

    NABT: President 2009, National Bylaws revision & Position Statement Revision committee and Web Task Force Sub-committee, Executive Board Member (2003-present), Region III Coordinator (2002-present), Regional Representative 1994, Moderator at Affiliates meeting at National Convention (1994), Four-Year-College section; Chair (2004), Chair elect & secretary (2001-2002); Publicity Chair (1996- 2001), Webmaster for four-year college division 1999-2002), American Biology Teacher – Reviewer for Journal. CSSP: Chair of the Math and Science Education subcommittee Indiana State Science Competency Evaluation Team Indiana Department of Education College Program Evaluation North Central High School Evaluation Teams, Marion Community Schools Science Curriculum Committee and Marion Community School Science Advisory Committee, (1986-1992). IABT: President 1994, Vice – President (Elect) 1993, Publications Committee, Program Committee, Grants ETS/College Board: AP Faculty Advisor, table larder and question leader, 1992 – current. HASTI: Incoming President 2012, Convention Program Committee 93, 94, 96-2006; Board member, 2000-2006, Membership Subcommittee; Professional Development Subcommittee on Assessment; Hoosier Science Teacher- Reviewer for Journal Alpha Chi: University representative and campus director.

    HONORS AND RECOGNITION

    Outstanding Educator Award for Marion High School (1989,90,92); Who’s Who in American Teachers (1991-1994; 1997 & 2001-2008); Lexington’s Who’s Who in America (2000, 2009- Current); Swathmore’s Who’s Who in American (2006 – Current) Suttons Who’s Who in America (2008 – Current) Marquis’ Who’s Who in American (2006-Current) Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (2005) Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals (2010 – Current) Chi Alpha Omega (1994-) Professor of the Year (2006-07) Taylor University Fulbright Scholar 2011


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