Instructor of Biology
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX 78209
Bachelors of Arts, English, University of Texas, Austin, 1964;
Master of Arts, Biology, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, 1992;
2000 - 2005 University of the Incarnate Word - Instructor, Department of Biology.
1991 -2000 Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
Courses taught: Undergraduate Level – Diversity of Life, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology. Graduate Level - Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology.
Science Education: Improving laboratory curriculum for courses at all levels; evaluating curriculum effectiveness, classroom learning environments.
McCormick, B., MacKinnon, C. and McPherson, B. 2005. A Model for Reform in Teaching in the Biological Sciences: Changing the Culture of an Introductory Biology Course. Presentation to AERA National Conference, Montreal, Canada. April 2005.
Connelly, B., Cross, R., McPherson, B., Mitchell, M., Monahan, H., Said, S. 2005. The Headwaters Project: A Collaboration Between the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word. Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, San Antonio, February 27, 2005.
McCormick, B, McPherson, B., and Raymond, R. 2002. What They Say They Learned: Student Reflections on the Learning Process in a Reform-Based Introductory Biology Course. Presented to the 2 nd UIW Scholarship Symposium. September 2002
Ecological Restoration of the UIW Headwaters. Presentation to the U.S. Province of CCVI Annual Meeting, January 14, 2005
Headwaters of the San Antonio River. Presentation to Philosophy Class of Dr. Paul Lewis.
Ecological Restoration of the UIW Headwaters. Presentation to the Faculty Workshop, August, 2004
UIW Learning Community Symposium 2004
UIW Scholarship Symposium, September 2003.
UIW Learning Community Symposium 2002
UIW Program Review Workshop, August 2002
UIW Scholarship Symposium, September 2002.
UIW Program Review Title V Workshop, August 2002.
UIW Blackboard Training Workshop, Summer 2003.
UIW Technology Workshop, Summer 2001
Health Professions Club Sponsor, 2004 -present
University Mission Committee 2004-2006
Program Review of Native American Studies , 2004-2005
McNair Scholar Mentor 2003-2005
Headwaters Committee, 2003 – present
Earth Day Committee, 2003-2004
Heritage Day Poster Committee 2003-2004
University Curriculum Committee, 2002- 2004
Program Review of UIW Biology Department, 2002-2003
Employee Capital Campaign Captain, 2001 – 2003
Red Cross Club Sponsor 2001-2003
UIW University Technology Fellowship, Spring 2002
National Association of Biology Teachers