Julie Westerlund

Julie Westerlund

Julie Westerlund, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 1996, University of Texas
M.S., 1988, University of Minnesota
B.A., 1985, University of Texas




General Science (GS 3310)
Genetics (BIO 3351)
Earth Science I (BIO 4402/5402)
Earth Science II (BIO 4403/5403)
High School Student Teaching (ED 4681)

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of science education, GLOBE research, teacher professional development, quality and effects of standardized testing in science, and inquiry-based science teaching.

Selected Publications

Westerlund, J.F. (2011). Guest Editorial: Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA) Recommendations for ESEA Reauthorization and Inquiry Science Teaching. Electronic Journal of Science Education 14, 1-3.

Westerlund, J., Radcliffe, R., Smith, D., Lemke, M., & West, S. (2011). Profiles of US Science Teacher Candidates: Safeguards Amidst the Gathering Storm.  International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 6, 213-227.

Westerlund, J.F., & Fairbanks, D. J. (2010). Gregor Mendel’s classic paper and the nature of science in genetics courses. Hereditas 147, 293-303. 

Schwartz, R., Westerlund, J., García, D., & Taylor, T. (2010). The Impact of Full Immersion Scientific Research Experiences on Teachers’ Views of the Nature of Science.  Electronic Journal of Science Education. 14, 1-40.

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