Department of Biology

Bonnie McCormick

Curriculum Vitae
Bonnie McCormick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Biology
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
210 (829-3831)

Fall 2006

Education 

Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970; Master of Arts, Biology, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, 1993;
Doctor of Philosophy, Science Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000.

Teaching Experience

2004 – present  University of the Incarnate Word.  Associate Professor, Department of Biology
2001 – 2004     University of the Incarnate Word.  Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
1994 - 2001      University of the Incarnate Word - Instructor, Department of Biology.

Courses taught: Undergraduate Level – Diversity of Life, Anatomy and Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Research in Water Quality, Structure and Function of Animals; Graduate Level: Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Biology and Environmental Science.

Administrative Experience

Chair, Department of Biology  2001 to 2006

Research Interests

Science Education: Improving laboratory curriculum for courses at all levels; evaluating curriculum effectiveness, classroom learning environments, and technology use in science classrooms. Water Quality and Ecology of the Headwaters of the San Antonio River

Publications

MacKinnon, C., Fowles, J., Gonzales, E., McCormick, B., & Thomann, Wm. 2006. The impact of state standards on teacher professional development and student performance in middle school science. in D. Sunal & E. Wright, Eds.

The Impact of State and National Standards on K-12 Science Teaching Infomation Age Publishing, Inc.

McCormick, B.  2005. Physiology Fair in Lab Manual Project for Anatomy and Physiology. Silverthorn, D., Ed.  Menlo Park, CA; Benjamin Cummings.

McCormick, B. 2004. The History of Systemic Reform and Higher Education. in D. Sunal et al., Eds.  Research in Science Education: Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching for the 21st Century.  Information Age Publishing, Inc.

McCormick, B. and MacKinnon, C.  2004. Changing the Culture of Teaching in an Introductory Biology Course. In D. Sunal et al., Eds.  Research in Science Education: Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching for the 21st Century.  Information Age Publishing, Inc.

McCormick, B. 2000. Attitude, Achievement, and Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.  Unpublished dissertation. The University of Texas, Austin.

McCormick, B., MacKinnon, C. and Eaton-Jones, L. 1999.  Evaluation of Attitude, Achievement, and Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class. Eric Document 453049.

McCormick, B., MacKinnon, C., and Kerr, S.  1994.  Observational Investigation of Systematics, Physiology, and Behavior of Vertebrates in a Living Collection, in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Vol. 16, Goldman, C. A., Ed. Association of Biology Laboratory Educators.

Papers Published in Proceedings

McCormick, B. and Thomann, W.  Inquiry in Undergraduate Science with Web-Based Data Sets.   Proceedings of the AACE ED-Media International Conference, Lugano Switzerland, June 2004.

McCormick, B, and MacKinnon, C. 2002.  Interactive Web Page Development for Undergraduate Science Courses: A Discussion of Process and Problems.  AACE ED-Media International Conference Proceedings. Denver, CO.  June 2002.

McCormick, B. and Anderson, C. 2002.  Transforming Student Technology Use through Faculty Development Grants.  AACE ED-Media International Conference Procedings. Denver, CO.  June 2002.

Abstracts

McCormick, B. and Thomann, W. Ecological and Hydrological Studies of the San Antonio River at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Proceedings the 107th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Kerville, TX. March 2004

Torbert, C., Mena-Fernandez, S., McCormick, B., and Thomann, W.  2003. Water Quality Studies of the San Antonio River at the University of the Incarnate Word.  Proceedings of Texas Academy of Sciences.

Ramirez, J., McGregor, L., Thomann, W. and McCormick, B.  2003. Water Quality Studies of the San Antonio Springs at the University of the Incarnate Word.  Proceedings of Texas Academy of Sciences.

McCormick, B, and MacKinnon, C. 2000. Student Perception of Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.  Proceedings of  the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference.

McCormick, B, MacKinnon, C. and Eaton-Jones, L. 1999.  Evaluation of Attitude, Achievement, and Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.  Proceedings of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference.

McCormick B. and Barker, J. 1999. Exponential Population Growth. Proceedings of Association of Educators of. Teachers of Science.

McCormick, B. and MacKinnon, C.  January 1999. Learning Life Science through Space Science.  Proceedings Association of Educators of Teachers of Science.

Presentations

Peer Reviewed Presentations

McCormick B. and Thomann, W. Integration of Information Technology and Science Content in a Capstone Research Course. Presentation for Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education  2007 International Conference, San Antonio. TX, March 2007.

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.

MacKinnon, C., Fowls, J., McCormick, B. (2005). Effectiveness of a graduate program in multidisciplinary sciences for professional development and student performance.  Interactive poster session at the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching April 4-6, 2005, Dallas, TX.

McCormick, B. and Thomann, W.  Inquiry in Undergraduate Science with Web-Based Data Sets.  Presentation to AACE ED-Media International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland.  June 2004

McCormick, B. and Thomann, W. Ecological and Hydrological Studies of the San Antonio River at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Presented to the 107th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Kerville, TX. March 2004

McCormick, B. Global Positioning Systems as a Tool for Mapping the Punta de Cacao Archaeological Project, Belize. Presented to the 3nd UIW Scholarship Symposium. September 2003

Thomann, W., McCormick, B. and Gomez, G. Water Quality and Habitat Studies of the Blue Hole and the Blue Hole Creek. Presented to the 3nd UIW Scholarship Symposium.  September 2003

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 2nd UIW Scholarship Symposium.  September 2002

McCormick, B, and MacKinnon, C. 2002.  Interactive Web Page Development for Undergraduate Science Courses: A Discussion of Process and Problems. Presented to AACE ED-Media International Conference, Denver, CO.  June 2002

McCormick, B. and Anderson, C. 2002.  Transforming Student Technology Use through Faculty Development Grants.  AACE ED-Media International Conference, Denver, CO.  June 2002

McCormick, B. 2002. Using Blackboard to Enhance Student Learning in Biology Courses. Blackboard Symposium, University of the Incarnate Word. May, 2002

McCormick, B, and MacKinnon, C. 2000. Student Perception of Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.  Presented to the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 28 - 30, 2000

McCormick, B, MacKinnon, C. and Eaton-Jones, L.  Evaluation of Attitude, Achievement, and Classroom Environment in a Learner-Centered Introductory Biology Class.  Presented to the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference in Boston MA, March 28-31, 1999

McCormick, B., Barker, J., and MacKinnon, C. March 1999. Integrating Life Science with Space Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology: Activities for Pre-service Teachers. Presented to International Conference on Mathematics, Science Education, and Technology.  San Antonio, TX

McCormick B. and Barker, J. January 1999.  Exponential Population Growth. Presented to Association of Educators of. Teachers of Science Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

McCormick, B. and MacKinnon, C.  January 1999. Learning Life Science through Space Science. Presented to Association of Educators of Teachers of Science Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

McCormick, B.  December 1995. Using Ordinary Materials to Model Physiological Processes. Presented to Society of College Science Teaching Regional Meeting, San Antonio, TX

MacKinnon, Christy, McCormick, B., and Thoman, W. October 1995. Collaboration with Local Education Agencies: Enhancing Science Education. Presented to the 1995 Association of General and Liberal Studies Annual Conference

McCormick, B. Septemper 1995. Teaching Biodiversity to Culturally Diverse College Students. Presented to Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Invited Presentations

Ecological Restoration of the Headwaters of the San Antonio River. Presentation to the Women’s Global Connection Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2006.

Ecological Restoration of the Headwaters of the San Antonio River. Presentation to the Sierra Club, San Antonio, Texas, May 2006.

Ecological Restoration of the Headwaters of the San Antonio River. Presentation to the Headwaters Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, May 2006.

Headwaters of the San Antonio River.  Presentation to Philosophy Class of Dr. Paul Lewis. Fall 2005

McCormick, B. and McPherson, B., Student Engagement Workshop, UIW Title V Workshop, June, 2005.

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. Fall 2005

Ecological Restoration of the UIW Headwaters.  Presentation to the Faculty Workshop, August, 2004

McCormick, B, and  MacKinnon, C. 2002.  Interactive Web Activities Linked to NASA Research. Invited Presentation to NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, Greenbelt Maryland. March, 2002

McCormick, B. 2001.  Connecting Play and Literacy in the Living World. Presentation to International Play Conference, San Antonio, TX   February 2001 

McCormick, B. 2001.  Student Laptop Use in Biology Laboratories. Invited presentation. IBM Laptop Conference. University of the Incarnate Word, February 2001

McCormick, B. Effective Example of Course Development. Invited presentation to NOVA Workshop.  Colorado Springs CO, August 2000

McCormick, B. Web- based Course Activities. Invited presentation to NOVA Workshop.  Colorado Springs CO, August 2000

McCormick, B, and  MacKinnon, C. Invited presentation for NOVA Workshop "Effective Example of Course Development".  Praireview A&M University, Praireview, TX, February 2000

McCormick, B. UIW PROJECT NOVA: Using NASA Resources to Integrate Life Science, Space Science, Mathematics, and Technology.  Invited Presentation to NASA Earth Science Education Forum, Austin, TX, November 14-17, 1999

McCormick, B. Effective Example of Course Development.  Invited presentation to NOVA Workshop, Western Washington State University, July 1999

McCormick, B. and MacKinnon, C. May 1998.  Redesigning an Introductory Biology Course:  Life-Space Activities.  Invited presentation to NOVA Workshop, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Funded Grants

Eisenhower Professional Development Program. 2003-2004. Composite Science Institute.  Co-Project Director with Ed Gonzales.

Title V Faculty Development International Research Grant. Summer 2003.  Application of GPS and GIS to an Archaeological Site at ChanChich, Belize.

Department of Defense Infrastructure Support Program.  2002-2003. Co-Project Director with Dr. Bill Thomann.

NASA Project NOVA Phase III Grant. 2001. Interactive Web Site Development.

Minority Institution Science Improvement Program Grant. 2001.  Department of Education. Co- Project Director with Dr. Bill Thomann.

Eisenhower Professional Development Program. 2001. Composite Science Institute.  Co-Project Director with Christy MacKinnon.

Eisenhower Professional Development Program. 2000. Composite Science Institute.  Co-Project Director with Christy MacKinnon.

UIW Technology Fellowship.  Spring 1999.

Eisenhower Professional Development Program. 1999. Composite Science Institute.  Co-Project Director with Christy MacKinnon.

NASA - Project NOVA.  1997. Co-Principle Investigator with Christy MacKinnon and D. Reginald Traylor.

Professional Activities

UIW Social Justice Workshop Spring 2006

UIW Faith, Vocation, and Intellectual Life Symposium Fall 2005

Reviewer for Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1999 to present.

Internal Evaluator NIH MBRS Grant Summer 2005

Attended AACE ED-Media International Conference, Lugano Switzerland, June 2004

Presider, AACE ED-Media International Conference, Lugano Switzerland, June 2004

Attended 107th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Kerrville, TX. March 2004.

Attended the Parker Palmer Workshop, San Antonio, TX. October 2003.

San Antonio Urban Systemic Project Higher Education Advisory Board, September 2002 – 2003.

Conducted High-School In-service Workshop for NSISD, San Antonio, TX. Activity Learning in Evolution and Ecology, July 2003.

UIW Scholarship Symposium, September 2003.

Reviewer for textbook, Campbell, Mitchell, and Reese. 2003. Essential Biology, 3rd Edition, Addison Wesley Longman.

Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program Technical Workshop.Washington, DC, February 2002.

American Association of Computers in Education ED-Media Conference, Denver, CO. June 2002.

UIW Scholarship Symposium, September 2002.

UIW Program Review Title V Workshop, August 2002.

Participant in the Leadership Development study Project: Michigan State University, April 2002.
Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, Greenbelt Maryland. March 2002.

Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, Washington, D.C. January 2001.

Southern Association of Advisors to the Health Professions Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  March 2001.

UIW Advanced Technology Workshop, Summer 2001.

UIW Blackboard Training Workshop, Summer 2001.

Reviewer for textbook, Hickman, et al., 2001. ZOOLOGY. McGraw Hill

Reviewer for textbook, Maden, S., 2001. BIOLOGY.  McGraw Hill

Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2001.

Reviewer for the textbook, Donald Lindsay, 2000. Vertebrate Biology, McGraw Hill.

UIW Program Evaluation Workshop, 2000.

Teaching portfolio Workshop, 2000.

Internal evaluator of DOE grant to enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students in a research program to evaluate water quality in a local river system, 2000.

National Association of Research in Science Teaching Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2000.
Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, Orlando, FL, January 2000.

NASA Earth Science User Group, Austin, TX, November 1999.
Invited participant, NOVA Phase III Workshop. Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, May 1999.
Internal evaluator for a DOD grant to improve equipment for undergraduate research in environmental science and ecology, 1999.

Reviewer for presentation proposals for the 1999 AETS International Meeting, Austin, TX.
Invited workshop presenter for NISD Teacher In-service  "Activities for Teaching Physiology" and "Teaching at the San Antonio Zoo". August. 1999.

National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 1999.

Invited Workshop. “Integrating Math, Science, and Technology” presented to the  State In-service Teacher Program, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, November 1999.

Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, College Park, MD.  November 1998.

National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 1998.

UIW Technology Workshop, Summer 1998

Invited Participant, NOVA Annual Leadership Development Conference, College Park, MD.  November 1997.

National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Chicago, IL,  March 1997.

University Service

Orientation Committee 2006-2007
Living the Mission Service Day 2006
Faculty Senate, 2002 – 2006
Rank and Tenure Committee – 2005-2007
Headwaters Committee, 2003 - present
School of Math Science and Engineering Curriculum Committee, 2002- present
Coordinator, Department of Biology, 2001- 2006
Summer Orientation Advising, 2001- present
University-wide Teacher Education Committee, 1999 – present
Senate Executive Committee, 2004 –2006
Employee Campaign Captain 2004, 2005, 2006
McNair Scholar Mentor 2004-2005
Curriculum Committee, 2003 – 2005
Task Force on Rank and Tenure 2004
Pharmacy School Task force, 2003 -2004
University Planning Commission, 2002 – 2005
Completed Program Review of UIW Biology Department, 2002-2003
Quality Enhancement Plan Goal Four Committee, 2002 –2003
Quality Enhancement Plan Goal Six Committee, 2002 -2003
Co-Chair Employee Capital Campaign, 1999 – 2003
Task Force on the School of Pharmacy, 2003
Thesis Committee for Pilar Villegas, 2003
Honorary Degree Selection Committee 2003
Faculty Affairs Committee, 2001- 2003
Honors Convocation Planning Committee, 2001 & 2002
Task Force on Associates Degree, 2001 - 2002
Grievance Committee, 2000 - 2001
Health Professions Advisor, 2000 -present
Faculty Sponsor of the Pre-Med Society, 2000 - 2002
Title 5 Advisory Committee, 1998 - 2001
Earth Day Committee, 1997 – 1998

Current Community Service

Science Education Committee, San Antonio Botanical Gardens 2004- present
Secretary, University Roundtable 2005
Docent Council San Antonio Zoological Society 1975 – present
Alamo Regional Science Fair Judge, Spring 2004
Vacation Bible School Teacher, Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, Summer 2003
Christus Santa Rosa Hospice Volunteer, 2002 – 2003

Honors and Awards

Sr. Maria Goretti Zehr Innovation Mission Continues Award, 2006
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006 (Awarded based on nomination by student on the National Dean’s List)
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005 (Awarded based on nomination by student on the National Dean’s List)
Nominee for Presidential Teaching Award, 2005, 2006
UIW Technology Award, 2004
Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Education Mission Continues Award, 2004
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004 (Awarded based on nomination by student on the National Dean’s List)
University of Incarnate Word STAR (Scholar Teachers are Recognized) Award, Fall 2001
University Technology Award, Spring 2000
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society 1999 – present
UIW University Technology Fellowship, Spring 1999

Professional Memberships

Texas Academy of Sciences
National Association of Research in Science Teaching
National Association of Biology Teachers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society of College Science Teaching
Southern Association of Advisors to the Health Professions
Texas Association of Advisors to the Health Professions
National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions


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