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Lois Walters Coker Lecture Series: Dr. Bryan Dewsbury
March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Coker College presents the Lois Walters Coker Lecture Series “Teaching for Meaning and Purpose” featuring Dr. Bryan Dewsbury. The lecture will be March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Watson Theater inside the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Bryan Dewsbury, Ph.D is a Gardner Institute Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the Principal Investigator for the SEAS (Science Education And Research) program. Their research focuses on questions relating to identity constructs, bias, relationships, and the effects of those variables on learning in students (from K-PhD). He is ultimately interested in helping to re-frame the education discussion to better address questions of equity and community-building. His work addresses pressing issues such as student retention in STEM fields (especially in higher ed), the under-representation of minority groups in certain STEM fields, and the role of affect (instructor and student) in promoting student learning gains. He also uses the results of those efforts to help faculty develop inclusive curricula and sense of community in the classroom.