Kristy Daniel

Kristy Daniel, Ph.D

Kristy Daniel, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF

Ph.D., 2009, University of Missouri
M.S., 2005, Iowa State University
B.A., 2002, Westminster College




Plants important to Wildlife (BIO 4400/5400), Professional Development (BIO 5100/7100)

Communicating Science (BIO 7300), College Science Teaching (BIO 7301), Everyday Biology (HON 2303D)

Ireland Study Abroad Program, Issues in Irish Biodiversity and Conservation (BIO 4327/4237), Field Biology of Ireland (BIO 4328/5328)

Discipline-Based Educational Research Methods (BIO 7361A), Aquatic Resources Seminar - topics vary by section (BIO 7102)

Research Interests

Dr. Kristy Daniel is a discipline-based education researcher focused on exploring biology learning. Her primary research program explores issues with communicating science with visuals in effort to improve learning in both college classrooms and informal learning environments. Her goal is to provide evidence to support ways of making science accessible to more people – through conceptual understanding, interest, engagement, awareness, and visual interpretation.

Selected Publications

Idema, J.L. & Daniel, K.L. (In Press, 2022). Socioscientific issues and the potential for fostering engagement through exhibits. In Patrick, P. (Ed.) Applying Learning Theories (Theoretical Frameworks) in Science Research Outside the Classroom: How People Learn Science in Informal Environments (Chapter 19). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.


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