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John R. Waters

Teaching Professor of Biology, Anthropology and Associate Head of Biology Undergraduate Education
J. Waters


Ph.D., Penn State University, 2008

M.S., Illinois State University, 1992

B.S., University of Illinois, 1986



Eberly College of Science Teaching Evaluations: Recognized as one of the "Might Highly Rated Faculty" for fall semester, 2011

University wide aware finalist: George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010

Kappa Delta Teacher Recognition, 2009

Residence Life Faculty Recognition (from first year students), 2009 & 2011

Chi Omega Sorority Teaching Award, 2008

Alpha Chi Sigma (professional chemistry fraternity), Outstanding Professor Award, 2006


Research Interests

My primary interest is in the area of science education. I am attempting to identify effective teaching methods for lecture and laboratory settings. While I do not supervise a formal laboratory research program in the Department of Biology, I do enjoy collaborating with colleagues in Penn State's Department of Educational Psychology, and working with graduate and undergraduate students who are also interested in conducting research in educational psychology and biology education.