Jenn Idema

Jenn Idema, Ph.D.

Jenn Idema, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2021, Texas State University
M.Ed., 2015, Texas Tech University
B.S., 2003, Texas A&M University


Professional Development (BIO 5100/7100)
Functional Biology (BIO 1130) - Lab Coordinator

Research Interests

Science Communication, Informal Science Education, Human Dimensions of Conservation, Biology Education

Selected Publications

Idema, J. L. & Daniel, K. L. (2023). Socioscientific issues and the potential for fostering engagement through exhibits. In P.G. Patrick (Ed.) Applying learning theories in research outside the classroom: How people learn science in informal environments (Chapter 13). Springer.

Daniel, K.L., Ament, R., McConnell, M., Marty, B., & Idema, J.L. (2023). Using 3MT storytelling approaches to improve science communication. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 49(1), 26-38.

Messick, J.A., Serenari, C., Daniel, K.L., Idema, J.L., Bates, E., Crump, P., & Lute, M.L. (2021). Determinants influencing recruitment in the Houston toad programmatic safe harbor agreement. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 1-17.

Ashford-Hanserd, S., Daniel, K. L., Garcia, D., & Idema, J. (2020). Factors that influence persistence of STEM Majors at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 4, 47.

Leone, E. A., Salisbury, S., Nolen, Z. L., Idema, J. L., Parsley, K., Stefanik, K. L., & Daniel, K. L. (2019). Identifying the breakdowns in how students and faculty interpret course learning objectives. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 45, 16-23.

Cuddeback, L., Idema, J., & Daniel, K.L. (2019) Exploring the influence of teen volunteer opportunities on science perceptions and pathways. International Zoo Educators Journal, 55, 29-35.  

Idema, J., & Patrick, P. G. (2019). Experiential learning theory: Identifying the impact of an Ocean Science Festival on family members and defining characteristics of successful activities. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 1-19.

Idema, J., & Patrick, P. (2016). Family conversations at an orangutan exhibit: The influence of zoo educators. International Zoo Educators Journal, 52, 61-63.

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