Faculty and Staff
David R. Terry
Assistant Professor Education
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Myers Hall, 343
Department: Division of Education  
Phone: 607.871.2811  
Email:    
Education
Ph.D.: Science Education
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

M.S.T.: Zoology
University of Florida, 1995

B.S.: Biology
Hobart College, 1991

New York State Public School Teacher Certificate: Biology 7-12


Background
Classes Taught
EDUC 230 Psychological Foundations of Education

EDUC 374 Integrated Methods: Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Application

EDUC 375 Early Childhood/Childhood Practicum

EDUC 405 Literacy in the Content Area

EDUC 413 Using Literature in Middle and Adolescent Classrooms

EDUC 461 Student Teaching for Early Childhood/Childhood Certification

EDUC 462 Student Teaching for Middle/Adolescent Certification

EDUC 473 Assessment in the Early Childhood/Childhood Classroom

EDUC 489 Current Teaching Methods: Adolescent Subjects



Selected Publications
Terry, D.R., Spector, I., Higa, T., and M.R. Bubb. (1997). Misakinolide A is a marine macrolide that caps but does not sever filamentous actin. J. Biol. Chem., 272, 7841-7845.

Terry, D.R. (2007). Do case studies promote critical thinking? Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, Buffalo, New York.

Terry, D.R., and T.E. Yeshion. (2009). Is it blood? Using forensic science to understand redox reactions. Session presented at the 114th Science Teachers Association of New York State Conference.

Terry, D.R., and T.E. Yeshion. (2010). The mathematics of blood spatter. Session presented at the 115th Science Teachers Association of New York State Conference.

Monroe-Baillargeon, A., and D.R. Terry. (2010). Problem-based learning: Numeracy across the curriculum. Session presented at the Rochester Area Colleges Center for Excellence in Math and Science Educator Collaboration Event: Collaborating to Include All Learners.

Terry, D.R. (2011). The "case" for critical thinking. In C.F. Herreid, N.A. Schiller, & K.F. Herreid (Eds.), Science stories: Using case studies to teach critical thinking (pp. 25-34) Arlington, Virginia: NSTA Press.

Lemons, P.P., and D.R. Terry. (2011). Cases that make you think...the secret is in the questions. Plenary session presented at the 2011 Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, Buffalo, New York.

Terry, D.R., Lemons, P.P., and C.F. Herreid. (2012). Case study teaching in introductory biology: How do questions impact student learning? Poster presented at the 2012 National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Price, R.M., Andrews, T.M., Mead, L.S., McElhinny, T.L., Thanukos, A., Perez, K.E., Herreid, C.F., Terry, D.R., and P.P. Lemons. (2012). Expanding our understanding of the misconceptions that biology undergraduates have about evolution. Paper presented at the University of Washington Teaching and Learning Symposium, Seattle, Washington.

Terry, D.R. (2012). Assessing critical thinking skills using articles from the popular press. Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(1), 66-70.

Andrews, T.M., Price, R.M., Mead, L.S., McElhinny, T.L., Thanukos, A., Perez, K.E., Herreid, C.F., Terry, D.R., and P.P. Lemons. (2012). Biology Undergraduates’ Misconceptions about Genetic Drift. CBE Life Sciences Education, 11(3), 248-259.



Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
National Science Foundation grant DUE 1140437 - "The Alfred University Calculus Initiative" Co-Evaluator on a project with the Alfred University Mathematics Department designed to increase understanding and success in calculus while maintaining the level of rigor and breadth required for post-calculus courses ($161,042)

National Science Foundation grant DUE 0920264 - "Case Study Teaching: How do Questions and Emotional Engagement Impact Student Learning?" Co-Principle Investigator on a joint project with SUNY Buffalo examining instructional strategies designed to enhance student involvement and critical thinking skills in large lecture settings ($499,664)