Jeremy Sloane joined the Center for Teaching Excellence as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Lindsay Wheeler, the Assistant Director for STEM Education Initiatives, in August 2018.
Jeremy is from Long Island, New York and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience in 2013. He earned his M.S. in Biology (2016) and Ph.D. in College Science Teaching (2018), along with a Certificate in University Teaching (2017), from Syracuse University. At SU, he taught biology courses, served as the project manager for an NSF S-STEM grant, and trained new Teaching Assistants on evidence-based practices. His research background involves investigating how instructional methodology impacts achievement and retention in STEM for underrepresented students, including underrepresented minority students, women, and first generation college students; the outcomes of using scholarly literature in undergraduate science courses; and improving acceptance of human-induced climate change and support for threat-reduction actions by communicating the degree of scientific consensus on human-induced climate change through scholarly literature.
At the Center for Teaching Excellence, Jeremy co-teaches the “Teaching Methods in Higher Education” courses for science, engineering, and applied mathematics graduate and undergraduate TAs. He also performs research on the benefits of participating as Learning Assistants for undergraduates as well as how instruction on the Nature of Science influences acceptance of evolutionary biology. He is interested in both educational development and discipline-based education research (DBER).