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Dr. Terry L. Peard

Professor of Biology

Indiana Univ. of PA


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Electronic Mail Address



Office: (724) 357-2613
Biology Department Office: (724) 357-2352
FAX: (724) 357-5700


Semester Schedule

Office Hours

Teaching Schedule


IUP Campus Address

319 Weyandt Hall  (Research WEY 126)
Department of Biology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

Professional Interests and Formal Education
[ Publications ]

Field: Science Education.

         My professional interests lie both in science education and in biology. In science education my attention is focused on constructivism in teaching science and in preparing science teachers. Specific topics currently being addressed include computer-laboratory interfacing, concept mapping, Vee diagramming, cooperative learning, and inquiry teaching. Considerable work in these areas has been done with teachers from area school districts and at various local, state, and national conventions. NSF grant funding has supported an extensive project for the development of computer-laboratory interfaced experiments in biology, chemistry, physics, and general science and the production of accompanying videotapes and teacher and student manuals. My research interest in biology involves the freshwater 'jellyfish',
Craspedacusta sowerbii. I have been focusing on their ecology and distribution, factors influencing the development of the stages of their life cycle, and DNA fingerprinting.

B.S.   - 1964 Edinboro State Teachers College, Edinboro, PA
M.S. - 1969 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Ph.D. - 1983 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


Biology Department Web Site Maintainer: Dr. Ray L. Winstead
Direct e-mail Link: RWinstea@grove.iup.edu