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Debra Linton

Photo of Debra LintonAssociate Professor
Biosciences 3400
  • B.S., University of Akron, 1990
  • M.S., University of Akron, 1992
  • Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1999
  • Postdoc, Michigan State University, 2002-2004
Teaching Areas
Introductory Biology, Science Teaching Methods
Research Fields
Biology Education, Preservice Teacher Training
​​Current Research Projects
My research is focused on biology education at all levels. My lab conducts research in undergraduate biology education, including testing the effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction, cooperative group work, undergraduate research experiences, and newly designed instructional modules in promoting student learning in biology. We also work on improving K-16 teacher quality in the life sciences through research on preservice teacher training and by providing professional development workshops at all levels.​

​​Selected Publications
  • Speth, EB, Momsen, JL, Moyerbrailean GA, Ebert-May D, Long T, Wyse S, and Linton DL. 2010. 1, 2, 3, 4: Infusing quantitative literacy into introductory biology. CBE – Life Sciences Education 9: 323-332. 
  • Ebert-May D, Linton DL, Hodder J, and Long T. 2005. Active homework – preparation for active classes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment [Pathways to Scientific Teaching series] 3(5): 283-284.