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.
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
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
General Biology II for Majors
Physiology I and II
Diversity of Life
Physiology for Pharmacy Practice
Research in Water Quality
Structure and Function of Animals
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
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
Active Learning Environments
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.