Thomas R. Koballa, Jr. Department of Mathematics and

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Thomas R. Koballa, Jr.
                           Department of Mathematics and Science Education
                                           212 Aderhold Hall
                                         University of Georgia
                                           Athens, GA 30606
                                          (tkoballa@uga.edu)


1.   Education

     B.S. Biology, East Carolina University, 1976

     M.A.Ed. Science Education, East Carolina University, 1978
        Thesis: The effects of introducing practical applications on preservice elementary teachers'
        attitudes toward teaching science. Major Professor: Charles R. Coble

     Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction [specializing in Science Education], Pennsylvania State University,
         1981
         Dissertation: The effect of integrative complexity on the systematic design of a persuasive
         communication for changing attitudes of preservice elementary teachers toward energy
         conservation. Major Professor: Robert L. Shrigley

2. Academic Positions

     Professor, Department of Science Education [merged to form Department of Mathematics and Science
     Education in 2004]
     University of Georgia, 1994 - present
     Department Head, 1997  2004
     Associate Director, Georgia Improving Teacher Quality Project, 2004-present

     Guest Professor, Department of Chemistry Education,
     Institut fr die Pdagogik der Naturwissenschaften (IPN)
     University of Kiel, Germany, April - October, 1997

     Associate Professor, Department of Science Education,
     University of Georgia, 1990 - 1993
     Director, Northeast Center, Georgia Initiative in Mathematics and Science, 1991

     Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
     University of Texas at Austin, 1988 - 1990

     Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
     University of Texas at Austin, 1982 - 1988

     Assistant Professor, Department of Education,
     Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky, 1981 - 1982

     Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Education,
     Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1981 - 1982

     Other Professional Employment:

     Teaching Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
     Pennsylvania State University, 1978 - 1981
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    Teaching Assistant, Department of Science Education,
    East Carolina University, 1976 - 1978

    Graduate Faculty Status: Appointed to the UGA Graduate Faculty, 1991; Re-Appointed, 1997, 2005

3. Resident Instruction and Continuing Education

    a.   Teaching

         University of Georgia (1990 - present):

         ESC 899 (ESCI 8990), Research Seminar - Educational Evaluation
            Spring 2004, Spring 1999, Winter 1995, Winter 1994, Winter 1992, Winter 1991

         ESC 820 (ESCI 8200), Science Supervision
            Summer 2002, Summer 2001, Summer 2000, Summer 1995, Summer 1994, Summer 1992,
            Summer 1991

         ESC 806, Affective Domain in Science Education
            Spring 1996, Spring 1993, Spring, 1991

         ESCI 7650, Science Education Master's Portfolio
            Spring 2000

         ESCI 7040, Teaching Strategies for Middle and Secondary School Science Teachers
            Summer 1999

         ESC 700w, Meteorology for Teachers
            Summer 1993

         ESC 445/645 (ESCI 4450/6450) Science Curriculum for the Secondary School
            Spring 2005, Summer 1991

         ESC 642, Science for Early Childhood Education
            Fall 1996

         ESC 442, Science in Early Childhood
            Spring 1996, Fall 1995, Fall 1994, Spring 1992, Fall 1991, Spring 1991, Fall 1990

         ESCI 3450, Practicum In Secondary Science Education
            Spring 2005

         University of Texas at Austin (1982 - 1990):

         EDC 396, Doctoral Seminar in Science Education
            Spring 1988, Spring 1987, Spring 1986, Spring 1985, Spring 1984

         EDC 385G, Analysis of Research in Science Education
            Fall 1989, Fall 1988, Fall 1987, Fall 1986, Fall 1985

         EDC 185G, Science Education Forum
            Spring 1985, Fall 1984
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          EDC 384P, Inquiry Strategies
             Fall 1982

          EDC 382S, Secondary Curriculum Analysis - Science
             Fall 1989, Fall 1988, Fall 1984

          EDC 370E, Elementary Science Methods
             Spring 1990, Spring 1989, Spring 1988, Spring 1987, Spring 1986, Fall 1986, Spring 1985,
             Fall 1985, Spring 1984, Fall 1984, Spring 1983, Fall 1983, Spring 1982, Fall 1982

          EDC 332S, Secondary Curriculum
             Summer 1993, Summer 1992

          SCI 360, Life Science for Teachers
              Summer 1990, Fall 1989, Summer 1989, Fall 1988, Summer 1988, Fall 1987, Summer 1987

     b.   Supervising

          Student Teachers (University of Georgia):

          EMS 546, Student Teaching in the Middle School
             Fall 1992

          ESC 546 (ESCI 5460), Science Student Teaching in Science Education
             Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001,
             Fall 1999, Fall 1998, Spring 1998, Winter 1997, Spring 1996, Fall 1995, Spring 1994, Winter
             1993

          Student Teachers (University of Texas):

          EDC 667S, Supervision of Secondary Student Teachers
             Spring 1988, Spring 1987, Spring 1986, Fall 1985, Spring 1985, Spring 1984

          EDC 967S, Supervision of Secondary Student Teachers
             Spring 1983

     c.   Advising

          Graduate Students:

          Currently serving as advisor for 8 M.Ed. students whose degrees are in progress. (For advisement
          of doctoral and specialist students, see section 3f.)

          Undergraduate Students:

          Advise approximately 9 undergraduate secondary science students each semester.

4.   Scholarly Activities

     a.   Publications

          Books authored or co-authored:
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Chiappetta, E. L. & Koballa, T. R. (2006). Science instruction in the middle and secondary
    schools (6th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Chiappetta, E. L. & Koballa, T. R. (2002). Science instruction in the middle and secondary
    schools (5th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Chiappetta, E. L., Koballa, T. R., & Collette, A. T. (1998). Science instruction in the middle and
    secondary schools (4th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Matthews, R, W., Koballa, T. R., Flage, L. R., & Pyle, E. J. (1996). Wowbugs: New life for life
    science. Athens, GA: Riverview Press.

Johnson, G. B. & Raven, P. H. (Koballa, T. R., Jr, contributing writer) (1996). Biology:
    Principles & explorations. Austin: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Johnson, G., & Brusca, G. (Koballa, T. R., Jr, contributing writer) (1994).
    Biology: Visualizing life. Austin: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.

 Koballa, T. R. (1994). Life science experiments - teacher's guide. Circle Pine, MN: American
   Guidance Services.

Bethel, L. B., Barufaldi, J. B., & Koballa, T. R., Jr. (1985). Teaching science in elementary
    schools. Austin: Alpha Graphics Press.

Books edited or co-edited:

Koballa, T. R., & Tippins, D. J. (2004). Cases in middle and secondary science education: The
   promise and dilemmas (2nd edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Grber, W., Nentwig, P., Koballa, T., & Evans, R. (2002). Scientific literacy: Der beitrag der
    naturwissenshaften zur allgemeinen bildung. Oplanden, Germany: Leske & Budrich.

Tippins, D. J., Koballa, T. R., & Payne, B. D. (2002). Learning from cases: Unraveling the
    complexities of elementary science teaching. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Koballa, T. R., & Tippins, D. J. (2000). Cases in middle and secondary science education: The
   promise and dilemmas. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Warden, M. A., Spurlin, Q., Koballa, T. R., Jr. & Bethel, L. J. (1990) Life science teacher
   development program-1990. Austin: University of Texas at Austin.

Koballa, T. R., Jr., & Warden, M. A. (1989). Life science teacher development program-1989.
   Austin: University of Texas at Austin.

Koballa, T. R., Jr., & Warden, M. A. (1988). Life science teacher development program-1988.
   Austin: University of Texas at Austin.

Koballa, T. R., Jr., & Warden, M. A. (1987). Life science teacher development program-1987.
   Austin: University of Texas at Austin.

Chapters in books:

Glynn, S. M., & Koballa, T. R. (under review). Motivation to learn science. In J. Mintzes and W.
    Leonard (eds.), Handbook of college science teaching. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
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Koballa, T. R., & Glynn, S. M. (in press). Attitudinal and motivational constructs in science
   learning. In S. K. Abell and N. Lederman (eds.), Handbook for research in science education.
   Mahwah, NJ: Earlbaum

Nichols, S. & Koballa, T. R. (2006). Framing issues of elementary science education: An
    introduction to conversations. In K. Appleton (ed.), Elementary science teacher education:
    Contemporary issues and practice (pp. 1-12). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Glynn, S. M., & Koballa, T. R. (2005). Contextual teaching and learning. In R. Yager (Ed).
    Exemplary science: Best practices in professional development (pp. 75-84). Arlington, VA:
    NSTA Press.

Koballa, T. R., & Butler, M. B. (2004). Get to know your guest speakers. In T. R. Koballa & D.
   J. Tippins (Eds.) Cases in middle and secondary science education: The promise and
   dilemmas (pp. 88-91). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Buck, P., Clment, P., Goedhart, M. J., Grber, W., Kaper, W. H., Koballa, T., Linder, C., Maron,
   F., Schwedes, H., Spiliotopoulou, V., Vogelezang, M., & Tsagliotis, N. (2003). On the
   methodology of phenomenography as a science education research tool. In D. Psillos, P.
   Kariotoglou, V. Tselfer, G. Bisdikian, G. Fassouloppulos, E. Hatzikraniotis, & M. Kallery
   (eds.), Science education research in the knowledge based society (pp. 31-41). Dordrecht, The
   Netherlands: Kluwer.

Evans, R. H., & Koballa, T. R. (2002). Umsetzung der theorie in die praxis. In W. Grber, P.
    Nentwig, T. Koballa, & R. Evans. (eds.), Scientific literacy: Der beitrag der
    naturwissenshaften zur allgemeinen bildung (pp. 121-134). Oplanden, Leske & Budrich.

Koballa, T. R., & Upson, L. (2002). A letter to John. In D. J. Tippins, T. R. Koballa & B. D.
   Payne (eds.), Learning from cases: Unraveling the complexities of elementary science
   teaching (pp. 110-112). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Koballa, T. R., & Tippins, D. J. (2001). Portraits of professional development models in science
   teacher education: A synthesis of perspectives and issues. In D. R. Lavoie & W.-M. Roth
   (eds.), Models for science teacher preparation (pp. 213-224). Dordrecht: Kluwer

Koballa, T. R. (2000). Creative planning carried the day. In T. R. Koballa & D. J. Tippins (eds.),
   Cases in middle and secondary science education: The promise and dilemmas (pp. 71-73).
   Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Koballa, T. R. (2000). Change is not an easy thing. In T. R. Koballa & D. J. Tippins (eds.),
   Cases in middle and secondary science education: The promise and dilemmas (pp. 78-79).
   Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Koballa, T. R. (1997). Imparting values through science education: Some general considerations.
   In W. Grber & C. Bolte (eds.), Scientific literacy (181-193). Kiel: Institut fr die Pdagogik
   der Naturwissenschaften.

Koballa, T. R. (1996). The role of persuasive communication in implementing gender-equity
   initiatives. In L. Parker, L. J. Rennie, & B. J. Fraser (eds.), Gender, science and mathematics:
   Shorting the shadow (pp. 143-154). Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Coble, C. R., & Koballa, T. R. (1996). Science education. In J. Sikula (Ed.), Handbook of
    research in teacher education (pp. 459-484). New York: Macmillan
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