Dr. Bonnie McCormick

Professor

Dr. Bonnie McCormick began her teaching career 25 years ago at UIW when it was Incarnate Word College. Prior to that, she was a docent at the San Antonio Zoo for twenty years. She is passionate about sharing her love of nature with her students.

Contact Information

  • Education

    • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Science Education, 2000
    • M.A., Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, Biology, 1993
    • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Accounting, 1970
  • Work Experience

    • Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (2010 - Present), San Antonio, Texas
    • Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (2004 - 2010), San Antonio, Texas
    • Chair, Department of Biology, University of the Incarnate Word (2001 - 2006), San Antonio, Texas
    • Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (2001 - 2004), San Antonio, Texas
    • Instructor, University of the Incarnate Word (1994 - 2001), San Antonio, Texas
  • Courses Taught

    Undergraduate

    • General Biology II for Majors
    • Physiology I and II
    • Diversity of Life
    • Physiology for Pharmacy Practice
    • Research in Water Quality
    • Soil Conservation
    • Structure and Function of Animals
    • Soil Conservation
    • Vertebrate Zoology
    • Medical Humanities

    Graduate

    • Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Topics in Ecology and Evolution
    • Selected Topics - Animal Physiology
    • Selected Topics - Evolution
    • Ecology and Biodiversity for High School Teaching
    • Environmental Science II
  • Service, Honors, & Awards

    Service

    • Chair, Department of Biology (2001-2006 and 2012-2019)
    • Chair, Faculty Affairs (2009-2011 and 2017-2021)
    • Chair University Rank and Tenure Committee (2011-2017)
    • Chair University Curriculum Committee (2007-2009)
    • Faculty Senate (2002-2011, 2017-2021)
    • Senate Executive Committee
    • VITA Volunteers in Tax Assistance (2015-2019)

    Honors and Awards

    • 2015: Robert Connelly Faculty Leadership Award, University of the Incarnate Word
    • 2013: Bill Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship, University of the Incarnate Word
    • 2006: Sr. Maria Goretti Zehr Innovation Mission Continues Award, University of the Incarnate Word
    • 2004: Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Education Mission Continues Award, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Research Interest

    • Active Learning Environments
    • Educational Technology
    • Science Teacher Preparation
  • Selected Presentations and Publications

    • Development that Meets Teacher and District Needs. Science Educator, 27(1)
    • McCormick, B. & Hall, S. (2018). Comparison of Blended and Traditional Laboratory Format in Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Sections. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 18-26). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/184945/
    • Tallarovic, S. K., McBurnett, B. & McCormick, B. D. (2015).  Lessons for success: Active and cooperative learning in science classrooms.   STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) Education conference
    • Chaudhuri, A. R. & McCormick, B. D. (2014).  Assessing Teacher Efficacy in Content Knowledge and Teaching Practice in K-12 Chemistry and Environmental Science through a Two-Year Inquiry-bases Professional Development Experience.   American Chemical Society. 243rd National Meeting & Exposition.
    • McCormick, B. D. (2009).  Modeling Population Growth.   American Biology Teacher, 71 (5), 258-261.
    • 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. Information Age Publishing, Inc. 
    • McCormick, B. D. (2005). Physiology Fair. In Dee U. Silverthorn, Bruce R. Johnson, and Alice Mills (Eds.), Lab Manual for Physiology. Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin Cummings. 
    • McCormick, B. D. (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. D. & 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 21 st Century. Information Age Publishing, Inc.