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  Profile

Matthew J. Maurer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Science (Science)
Co-Director, SEMS-ROC, Student Engagement & Outreach (SEMS - ROC)
Coordinator, Science Education (Education)
maurerm@rmu.edu
412-397-4051 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 213


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Science Education, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Master of Arts, Science Education, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Heidelberg College, 1994

Professional Background

  • Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Science Education, Robert Morris University, 2008-2011.
  • Assistant Professor of Science Education, The University of Virginia's College at Wise, 2003-2008.
  • Adjunct Instructor in Biology, Columbus State Community College, 1998-2003.
  • Adjunct Instructor in Biology, Sinclair Community College, 1996-1997.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Science Teacher Professional Development
  • Pre-Service Science Teacher Professional Development
  • Increasing Science Literacy and Self-Efficacy for Learning Biology in Non-Science Majors

Publications

  • Maurer, Matthew J., Tokarsky, Rebecca, and Zalewsky, Laura. (2011). Creating a smART Camp.   Science Scope, 35 (2), 46-51.
    Maurer, Matthew J. (2011). Telementoring and Virtual Professional Development: A Theoretical Perspective from Science on the Roles of Self-Efficacy, Teacher Learning, and Professional Learning Communities. In Scigliano, D. (Ed.). Telementoring in the K-12 Classroom: Online Communication Technologies for Learning. 
    Maurer, Matthew J. (2010). Lessons Learned: Creating a Quality Professional Development Community for K-6 Science Teachers. Science and Children, 47(9), 32-35.
    Johnson, A.W., Jansen, K.P., and Maurer, M.J. (2006).  Is Science to Blame for the Intelligent Design Debate? Forum on Public Policy. Fall 2006. http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/papersf06.html
    Maurer, M. J., and Romanello, S. J. (1998).  Research Articles Published in 1997.  In: Haury, D.L., & McCann, W.S. (Eds.). (1998). Annual Summary of Research in Science Education, 1997.  .   Columbus, OH:  ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.  ERIC No. SE061977.
    Curiel, R.E., Mason, K.M., Dryden, T.D., Maurer, M.J., and Bigley, N.J. (1998). Cytokines Produced Early in Picornavirus Infection Reflect Resistance or Susceptibility to Disease.  Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research. 18, 587-596.
  • Maurer, M.J. (2001). Career and Technical Teacher Education Programs: In Brief #14. Columbus, OH: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.
    Maurer, M.J. (2000).  Professional Development in Career and Technical Education: In Brief #7.   Columbus, OH: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.
    Maurer, M.J. (2000).  Integrating Science Education and Career and Technical Education: In Brief #3.   Columbus, OH: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.
    Maurer, M. J. (1998).  Information Sources for Science Education.  ERIC Digest, No. SE061968.   Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Presentations

  • 2013 - Maurer, Matthew J., and Solomon, Meghan, E. (Anticipated 2013). Every ?Cloud? Has A Silver Lining: Examining Technological Approaches to Virtual and Online Science Teacher Professional Development. 61st Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • 2010 - Tokarsky, Rebecca, Zalewsky, Laura, and Maurer, Matthew J. (December 2010). S.M.A.R.T: Where Science Meets Art. Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA.
  • 2010 - Maurer, Matthew J., Tokarsky, Rebecca, Chirdon, Katie M., and Lach, Christina. (March 2010). Assisting Preservice Teachers in Presenting at NSTA and Other Science Conferences: An NSTA Student Chapter Roundtable. 58th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2010 - Maurer, Matthew J. (March 2010). Rethinking Methods and Approaches to Science Teacher Professional Development. 58th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2009 - Maurer, Matthew J., and Zelesnak, Lauralee J. (November 2009). Bringing College to the High School Biology Classroom: A Unique Program to Augment Learning in the Biological and Environmental Sciences. National Science Teachers Association Southeast Area Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • 2009 - Maurer, Matthew J. (April 2009). Using Technology to Enhance Inquiry in the Science Classroom. Robert Morris University Education Conference, Moon Township, PA.
  • 2009 - Lough, Tom, Maurer, Matthew J., McDonald, James, T., and Musselman, Meagan. (March 2009). NSTA Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Roundtable. 57th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2008 - Maurer, Matthew, J., and Gammill, Jennifer H. (March 2008). Perceptions of Inquiry: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in the Elementary Classroom. 56th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, Boston, MA.
  • 2007 - Maurer, Matthew, J., Harris, Jodi, L., Mullins, Tona, and Hamm, Lori. (April 2007). Place-Based Education and an NSTA Student Chapter: A Match Made in?the Wetland? 55th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2007 - Maurer, Matthew J., and Harris, Jodi L. (April 2007). Promoting Civic Engagement and Non-Majors Science: An Effective Model for Addressing Science Literacy and Pre-service Teacher Training? 55th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2006 - Johnson, A.W., Jansen, K.P., and Maurer, M.J. (July 2006). Is Science to Blame for the Intelligent Design Debate? The Oxford Round Table on Science and Faith: The Great Matter. St. Anne?s College, The University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2006 - Maurer, Matthew J. (April 2006). Using SENCER to Promote Science Literacy and Civic Engagement in Liberal Arts Science Education. 54th Annual Conference on Science Education, National Science Teachers Association, Anaheim, CA.
  • 2005 - Maurer, Matthew J., and Winterrowd, Stephanie M. (August 2005). SENCER Courses in the Natural Sciences: Works in Progress (poster presentation). SENCER Summer Institute, San Jose, CA.
  • 2005 - Maurer, Matthew J. (April 2005). Using SENCER to Enhance Liberal Arts Science Education. Heidelberg College Science Conference, Tiffin, OH.
  • 2003 - Maurer, Matthew J. (March 2003). Case Studies of Community College Non-Science Majors: Effects of Self-Regulatory Interventions on Biology Self-Efficacy and Biological Literacy. National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1997 - Maurer, M.J., Manzon, J.D., Peterson, J.W., and Bigley, N.J. (1997). Changes in Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression Early in Picornavirus Infection. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 99(1), Part 2, (#1299).

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Matthew


Fall 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • BIOL1310-B
  • 10:45-12:00 PM T RMMaurer1 (08/25-12/13/14)3 Seats
  • BIOL1315-B
  • 01:45-04:15 PM TMMaurer1 (08/25-12/13/14)9 Seats
  • BIOL6100-A
  • -APPTMMaurer3 (08/25-10/16/14)0 Seats

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