Sandra L. Westmoreland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office Location: ASSC 341
Office Phone: 940-898-2560
Fax: 940-898-2382
Email: swestmoreland@twu.edu 

Teaching Areas: Biology
Research Areas: Electron Microscopy, Science Teacher Education

Education

Degree   Date Institution Field
Ph.D. 2001   The University of Texas, Arlington   Quantitative Biology
M.S. 1998 The University of Texas, Arlington Biology
B.S. 1972 The University of Houston Biology

Major Academic/Research Interests

Eggshell Structure, Electron Microscopy, Science Teacher Education

Select Publications

  1. Metoyer S, Miller S, Mount J, Westmoreland S. 2014. Examples from the Trenches: Improving Student Learning in the Sciences Using Team- Based Learning. Journal of College Science Teaching. 43(5):40-47.
  2. Westmoreland S, Rich R, Garcia J, Weinburgh M. 2013. Shifting your current lab activities to focus on the practices of science. The STATellite. 57(2). August 2013.
  3. Sieber C and Westmoreland S. 2013. Enhancing Vocabulary Acquisition Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom through the Use of Inquiry-Based Science Methods, Word Walls,  and  the  Scanning  Electron Microscope. Texas Journal of Microscopy 44(1):19-28.
  4. Westmoreland S and Foley K. 2013. Facilitating Inquiry Investigations by Pre- Service Teachers Using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Texas Journal of  Microscopy. 44(1):38-45.
  5. Westmoreland S. 2011. Scanning Electron Microscopy Used as a Tool to Facilitate Open Inquiry in Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 42(1):114-16.

Courses and Teaching Responsibilities

Biology, Scientific Communication, Science Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Biology, Biology 1113
  • Science in the Secondary Classroom, Biology 4593
  • Advanced Science in the Secondary Classroom, Biology 5033
  • Scientific Communication Biology 4293
  • Advanced Scientific Communication Biology 5293
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy: Special Topics:, Biology 5903.07
  • Portfolio in Professional Teaching, Biology 5981.07