Dr. Linton is a professor of Biology at Central Michigan University
- 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
- Introductory Biology
- Science Teaching Methods
- 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.
Research is currently being conducted in my lab to describe pollen grain diversity across the Brassicaceae. Trends in pollen evolution will be examined relative to recent advances in phylogenetic reconstruction and tribal classifications within the family. Pollen morphological data from scanning electron and light microscopy will be used to examine pollen evolutionary patterns and correlated floral evolution across the Brassicaceae.
- 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.