Molly Weinburgh, Ph.D.

Molly Weinburgh, Ph.D.

William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education, Director of Andrews Institute

Program Area: Science Education

(817) 257-6115  |  m.weinburgh@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Bio

Dr. Weinburgh joined the faculty of TCU in 2002. She is the William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education, Piper Professor and Director of the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education. In 2011 she was named the Chancellor’s Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teachers and Scholar and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. She earned her B.A. in biology/secondary education from Agnes Scott College and her MAT and Ph.D. in educational studies from Emory University. She taught biology for 16 years before accepting her first science education faculty appointment at Georgia State University (1991-2002) in Atlanta, Georgia.

At TCU she directs the Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Science Education, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science education and the Honors section of a non-majors biology course. She is an active member of numerous science education societies including being Past-President of the Association for Science Teacher Education (2001), Past-President of Southwest Association for Science Teacher Education (2007), and Board of Directors for the Association for Science Teacher Education (1998-2001). Her research interests include equity issues in science education and inquiry-based instruction. Her most recent research has centered on academic language acquisition and conceptual understanding in science by students with limited English proficiency. In addition, she had consulted in Cote d’ Ivories, Ghana, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. She has been awarded more than $12 million provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Funds for Improving Post-Secondary Education, Eisenhower Funds, and Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants). To date, she has $6.2 million in external funding in 14 years at TCU and $6 million during 9 years at GSU.

Dr. Weinburgh currently is the Co-Editor of the Electronic Journal of Science Education (http://ejse.southwestern.edu/) and is on the editorial review board of Journal of Science Teacher EducationJournal of Research in Science Teaching, and Journal of Elementary Science Education.

Education

Ph.D., Educational Studies: Science Education
Emory University
1993

M.A.T., Educational Studies: Science Education
Emory University
1980

B.A., Biology
Agnes Scott College
1974

Academic Areas

  • Science Education

Research Areas

  • Equity Issues (foci on language and gender)
  • Inquiry-based science instruction
  • Teacher growth

Professional Achievements

  • 2015 Piper Professor
  • TCU: 2011 Chancellor’s Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teachers and Scholar
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 2011 Fellow
  • Association for Science Teacher Education: 2001 President
  • 2013 to present Co-Editor: Electronic Journal of Science Education
  • 2008-2013 Associate Editor: Electronic Journal of Science Education

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