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John S. Peters

Senior Instructor, Director, UofC Graduate Science and Math Program for Teachers (MEd.)

Address: SSMB 142
Office Hours: T 12:15-1:30 PM; W 1:00-2:30 PM; or by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1422
E-mail: petersj@cofc.edu



Education

B.S. - University of Illinois

M.S. - College of Charleston

Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado


Research Interests

  • Science Education: The effect of student-directed inquiry and problem-based pedagogies on college and pre-college students’ Science-Technology-Society literacy.

  • Fisheries Biology: Early life history of fish.


Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101: Elements of Biology

  • BIOL 102: Elements of Biology

  • BIOL 111: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

  • BIOL 112: Evolution, Form and Function of Organisms

  • BIOL 151: Honors Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology 

  • BIOL 211: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology

  • SMFT 538: Topics in Zoology for Teachers

  • SMFT 639: Genetics & Molecular Biology for Teachers

  • SMFT 697: Evolution, Ecology & Conservation Bio for Teachers

Publications

Peters, J.S., & Scholtens, B.R.  2017.  Discovering Biological Science I: A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Biology,  Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Plymouth, MI

Peters, J.S., & Scholtens, B.R.  2017.  Discovering Biological Science II: A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Biology,  Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Plymouth, MI

Veal, W.R., Lloyd, E, Howell, M. & Peters, J.  (2016). Normative Beliefs and Discursive Claims for Implementing Reform-based Science Standards.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53 (9) 1419-1443. Article first published online: 18 JUN 2015, DOI: 10.1002/tea.21265 - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tea.21265/abstract   

Peele, Briana &Peters, J.S. (2015). Dolphin Deaths: A Case Study in Environmental Toxicology.  National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York - http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=767&id=767

Peters, John S. (2006) Science-technology-society literacy in college non-majors biology: Comparing problem/case studies based learning and traditional expository methods of instruction. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Northern Colorado, United States -- Colorado. ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (Publication No. AAT 3231302).

Peters, J.S., and D.J. Schmidt, 1997.  Daily age and growth of larval and early juvenile Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) from the South Atlantic Bight.  Fisheries Bulletin.  95(3), 530-539.