Bonnie McCormick, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Bonnie McCormickDr. 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

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • Educational Technology
  • Science Teacher Preparation
  • 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.