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John S. Peters

Senior Instructor

Address: SSMB 142
Office Hours: T 2-4 PM; Wed 11:00-12:00 PM; Thurs 2-3 PM or by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1422


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

BIO 101: Elements of Biology
BIO 102:
Elements of Biology
Biology 111
: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Biology 112
: Evolution, Form and Function of Organisms
Biology 151
: Honors Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
SMFT 538
: Topics in Zoology for Teachers
SMFT 639
: Genetics & Molecular Biology for Teachers
SMFT 697
: Evolution, Ecology & Conservation Bio for Teachers


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.

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., 2007.  Discovering Biological Science: A Laboratory Manual for Biology 101 at the College of >Charleston.