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Sherry Herron

PROJECT AFFILIATION:

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science 

BIO

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL Science Education, Biology B.S., 1975
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL Science Education, Biology M.Ed., 1988
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS Science Education, Biology Ph.D., 1999

Appointments

2010 - Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Southern Mississippi
2004-2009 Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Southern Mississippi
2002-2004 Assistant Professor, Science/Mathematics Education, Affiliate faculty member, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Texas at Dallas
2001-2002 Staff Biologist, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO
1993-2000 Instructor and General Biology Laboratory Director, University of Southern Mississippi
1991-1993 Biology Instructor, Faulkner Community College, Alabama
1983-1993 Biology Teacher, Baldwin County High School, Alabama
1975-1983 Science and Biology Teacher, grades 7-12, Alabama
 

EXPERTISE

Science teacher education
Biology curriculum development 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Ye, N. & Herron, S. (2012). A correlation between hours spent in the math computer lab and final exam scores among computer-based college algebra students. Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning (RHESL), 5(16) 26-30.
2. Ye, N. & Herron, S. (2012). A correlation between hours spent in the Math Zone and final exam scores among computer-based algebra students. Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference, Nashville, TN, May 24-26, 2012, Vol. 23, 475.
3. Herron, S. & Gopal T. (2012). Pretest/Posttest Plus Prompts: Tools for Research and Evaluation. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 31(2), 175-204.
4. Hammond, S. W. & Herron, S. (2011). The natural provenance: Ecoliteracy in higher education in Mississippi. Environmental Education Research, 20 June 2011 (iFirst)
5. Ye, Ningjun & Herron, S. (2010). A comparison of computer-based and traditional college algebra courses. Journal of Applied Global Research. 3(7) 40-49.
6. Herron, S., Parr, J., Davis, B., & Nelson, P. (2010). Theme-based instruction: Making conceptual ties with the sickle cell story. The American Biology Teacher, 72 (7) 422-426.
7. Herron, S. (2009). From cook-book to collaborative: Transforming a university biology course. The American Biology Teacher, 71(8), 485-489.
8. Hartsell, T., Herron, S., Fang, H., & Rathod, A. (2010). Improving teachers' self-confidence in learning technology skills and math education through professional development. International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education. 6(2), 47-61.
9. Hartsell, T., Herron, S., Fang, H., and Rathod, A. (2009). Effectiveness of professional development in learning mathematics and technology applications. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 2(1), 53-64.
10. Bramlett, D. & Herron, S. (2009). A Study of African-American College Students' Attitudes towards Mathematics. Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, 2(2), 43-51.
11. Herron, S. (2009). A curious thing happened on the way to constructivism. Journal of College Science Teaching, 38 (6), 8-11.
12. Herron, S., Magomo, D., & Gossard, P. (2008). The wheel garden: Project-based learning for cross curriculum education. International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 44-50.