Dr. John Geiser, Western Michigan University associate professor, is one of five biologists chosen to lead and facilitate the 2013-14 American Society for Microbiology National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program Research Residency. Research Scholars design research projects to investigate student learning, develop ways to collect, analyze and interpret data about student learning and identify appropriate venues to publish the results. Along with his fellow leaders, Geiser will guide Research Scholars through every aspect of their residency, including the intensive Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute held in Washington, DC.
The Biology Scholars Program is a national leadership initiative designed to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. Geiser will guide the instructors as they undertake a classroom research project and assess the outcomes. His experience will culminate with presentations at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators in Danvers, Massachusetts in May 2014. To learn more about the program visit Biology Scholars.