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Bill Cobern

Bill CobernBill Cobern
Director of the Mallinson Institute for Science Education
University Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Science Education

Office: (269) 387-5407

3245 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410

Mailing Address
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA

Ph.D., University of Colorado
B.A., University of California

Dr. Cobern has a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Mallinson Institute for Science Education. He began his science education career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. At the Institute he teaches a variety of courses for science teacher development, including an online course titled "Evolution for Teachers," and science education research. He has an active research program funded by the National Science Foundation regarding factors that influence effective science teaching and learning. In 2006, Dr. Cobern was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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