Angela M. Chapman, Ph.D.

Education Coordinator

Angela M. Chapman, Ph.D., Education Coordinator

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction with Science Education emphasis, University of South Florida, 2013. Dissertation title: The Effects of an Authentic Science Experience Among Urban High School Students. Committee Members: Allan Feldman (Advisor), Rosemary Closson, Sarina Ergas, Benjamin Herman.
  • M.S., Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1994. Thesis title: Activity Dependent Regulation of the Neurotransmitter Neuropeptide Y in the Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens.
  • B.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, 1990.

Employment History

  • 2013 — Present, Assistant Professor, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, TX
  • 2003 — 2013, Instructor, Biology, Polk State College, Lakeland, FL
  • 2011 — 2012, Teaching Associate & Research Assistant, Secondary Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • 2009 — 2010, Science Teacher, Lake Region High School, Eagle Lake, FL
  • 2007 — 2009, Science Consultant, Pearson Education, Lakeland, FL
  • 2004 — 2007, Science Department Chair, Sleepy Hill Middle School, Lakeland, FL
  • 1999 — 2002, Instructor, Biology, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
  • 1994 — 2000, Research Assistant, Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • 1994 — 1998, Instructor, Biology, Baker College, Flint, MI
  • 1993 — 1993, Adjunct Instructor, Biology, Midway College, Midway, KY
  • 1991 — 1993, Teaching Assistant, Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Publications

  • Chapman, A. & Feldman, A. (submitted). Effects of an Authentic Science School-Based Service-Learning Experience on High School Students’ Learning of Science Practices. Research in Science Education.
  • Chapman, A. & Feldman, A. (submitted) Influence of an Authentic Science Experience on Marginalized High School Students’ Science Identity. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • Feldman, A., Chapman, A., Vernaza-Hernández, V., Ozalp, D., & Alshehri, F. (2012). Inquiry-Based Science Education as Multiple Outcome Interdisciplinary Research and Learning (MOIRL). Science Education International, 23(4), 328-337.
  • Chapman, A.M. and Silkwood-Sherer, D., Fundamentals of Neuroanatomy: An Introduction to the Nervous System. 3rd ed. 2001 C&S Works.
  • Chapman, A.M., and Debski, E.A., Neuropeptide Y Immunoreactivity of a Projection From the Lateral Thalamic Nucleus to the Optic Tectum of the Leopard Frog. Vis Neurosci. 1995 Jan-Feb; 12(1): 1-9.
  • Liu, Q., Chapman, A.M. and Debski, E.A., Non-uniform Distribution of Cellular Phenotypes in the Optic Tectum of the Leopard Frog. J Comp Neuro. 1995 Oct2; 360(4): 671-84.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Chapman, A., Feldman, A. Alshehri, F., Ozalp, D., Vernaza-Hernandez, V. (2014) Effects of an authentic science experience on high school students' perceptions and learning of science practices. Annual meeting of ASTE, San Antonio, TX January 15-18, 2014.
  • Chapman, A., Feldman, A. Alshehri, F., Ozalp, D., Vernaza-Hernandez, V. (2014) Effects of an Authentic Science Experience on the Science Identities of Marginalized High School Students. Annual meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Pittsburgh, PA March 30 – April 3, 2014.
  • Ozalp, D., Feldman, A., Chapman, A., Alshehri, F., Vernaza-Hernandez, V. (2014) Science teachers’ understandings of science practices in a summer Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program. Annual meeting of ASTE, San Antonio, TX January 15-18, 2014.
  • Liebelt, M., Feldman, A., Ozalp, D., Alshehri, F., Vernaza-Hernandez, V., Chapman, A. (2014) The ability of students’ in an undergraduate research experience to engage in the next generations science standards’ science practices: Implications for science teacher education. Annual meeting of ASTE, San Antonio, TX January 15-18, 2014.
  • Chapman, A., Halfhide, T., Ergas, S., Feldman, A., Alshehri, F., Ozalp, D., Vernaza-Hernandez, V. (2013) An Investigation of an Algal Biofuel Project as an Authentic Science Experience for Urban High School Students. Annual meeting of ASTE, Charleston, SC January 9-11, 2013.
  • Feldman, A., Chapman, A., Ozalp, D. Vernaza-Hernandez, V., Ashehri, F. (2012) The Effects of Middle School Students' Participation in a Stormwater Retention Pond Research Activity on Their Understandings of Science and Environment, Attitudes Toward Science, and Use of Technology. Annual meeting of ASTE, Clearwater, FL January 5-7, 2012.
  • Herman, B.C., Feldman, A., Reynolds, C.J., Plank, L., Vernaza, V., Chapman, A. (2012) Facilitating Coastal Climate Change Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation in the Natural and Built Environments: Progress of the Coastal Areas Climate Change Education (CACCE) Partnership. Annual meeting of ASTE, Clearwater, FL January 5-7, 2012.
  • Chapman, A., Halfhide, T., Ergas, S. and Feldman, A. (2012) High School Student Involvement in Authentic Science: Sustainability Related to Biofuel. Research that Matters Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL March 2, 2012.

Consulting & Other Employment

  • 2005 — 2013, Learning Resource Center, Inc. Tutored students, developed science curriculum, and coordinated science summer camps for K-12 students.
  • 2010 — 2010, Achieve 3000, Science Editor. Developed curriculum for secondary science classrooms.
  • 2007 — 2009, Pearson Education, Science Consultant. Developed curriculum and provided inservice training to elementary and secondary science teachers.

Service

  • 2014 — 2017, Equity Committee, Association for Science Teacher Education
  • 2014, Ethics Committee, Women’s Faculty Network, UTPA
  • 2014, Keynote Speaker, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Psi Chapter Induction Ceremony
  • 2014 — 2016, Co-coordinator, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference
  • 2014 — 2017, Outstanding Paper Award Committee, National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • 2014, Exxon Texas Science and Engineering Fair Judge
  • 2014, RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair Judge
  • 2014, Weslaco ISD Science and Engineering Fair Judge
  • 2013, Page One Freshman Initiative Committee, University of Texas – Pan American, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • 2013, Presider and proposal reviewer, NARST annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2012, Presider and proposal reviewer, ASTE annual meeting, Clearwater, FL
  • 2009, Polk State College, Lakeland, FL Culturally Situated Design Tools Workshop
  • 2008, Polk State College, Lakeland, FL Authentic Assessment Workshop
  • 2008, NSTA Presenter, Cincinnati, OH TIMSS in Action: Applying Research to Improve Science Instruction
  • 2008, NMSA Presenter, Denver, CO TIMSS in Action: Applying Research to Improve Science Instruction
  • 2008, NSTA Presenter, Boston, MA Bird Beak Adaptations
  • 2005 — 2010, Polk Regional Science Fair Director
  • 2006, Presenter, Polk County School Board Administrator Summer Institute “Inquiry in the Science Classroom”
  • 2005, Facilitator, Polk County School Board Professional Development workshop for secondary teachers: “Hands-on Instruction of Electricity and Magnetism”
  • 2005 — 2007, Chair, Subcommittee for Earth and Space Science, Polk County School Board
  • 2005 — 2007, Textbook Adoption and Curriculum Development
  • 2004 — 2007, Chair, Metric Olympics Committee, Sleepy Hill Middle School
  • 2005 — 2006, Coach, Science Olympiad Sleepy Hill Middle School
  • 2005 — 2007, Curriculum Committee, Sleepy Hill Middle School
  • 2004, Curriculum Development Polk Community College

Awards & Grants

  • 2013, UTCRS Outreach and Educational Activities to Increase Awareness of Transportation Engineering and Railway Safety
  • 2010, Toyota Tapestry Grant
  • 2009, Central Florida PRISM Lake Region High School
  • 2009, SMME Florida Science & Math Teacher of the Year
  • 2006, Disney Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006, Best Buy Teach Award
  • 2006, Hewlett-Packard Technology grant award
  • 2006, Polk Education Foundation School to School Developer Grant Recipient
  • 2006, Sleepy Hill Middle Teacher of the Year
  • 2005, Florida Association of Science Teacher’s mini-grant recipient
  • 2005, Polk Education Foundation Teacher to Teacher Connection Recipient
  • 1995, Michigan State University College of Natural Sciences Research Fellowship
  • 1992 — 1993, University of Kentucky Dept. of Biological Sciences Summer Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Science Teacher Education
  • National Association for Research on Science Teaching
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science