John Peters

John Peters

Senior Instructor, Program Director, Science and Math Education, M.Ed.


Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado
M.S. - College of Charleston
B.S. - University of Illinois

Research Interests

Science Education: The effect of student-directed inquiry and problem-based pedagogies on college and pre-college students’ Science-Technology-Society literacy.
Fisheries Biology: Early life history of fish


Member, National Association of Biology Teachers
Member, Association of Biology Lab Educators

Courses Taught


SMFT 639 - Genetics & Molecular Biology for Educators
SMFT 538 - Topics in Zoology for Educators   
SMFT  535 - Topics in Ecology & Conservation Biology
SMFT 570 - Environmental & Sustainability Education  


BIOL 101 - Concepts and Applications in Biology I
BIOL 102 - Concepts and Applications in Biology II
BIOL 111 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 112 - Evolution, Form and Function of Organisms
BIOL 151 - Honors Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 211 - Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology
BIOL 341 - General Ecology

Selected Publications

Peters, J.S. (2023) Discovering Biological Science: Laboratories for Introductory Biology. Macmillan/Hayden McNeil Publishing.

Veal, W.R., Lloyd, E, Howell, M. & Peters, J, (2015).  Normative Beliefs and Discursive Claims for Implementing Reform-based Science Standards.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Article first published online: 18 JUN 2015, DOI: 10.1002/tea.21265

Peele, B., and J.S. Peters (2014).  Dolphin Deaths: A Case Study in Environmental Toxicology. National Center for Case Studies Teaching in Science.

Peters, John S. (2006) Science-technology-society literacy in college non-majors’ biology: Comparing problem/case studies based learning and traditional expository methods of instruction. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Northern Colorado, United States -- Colorado. ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (Publication No. AAT 3231302).

Peters, J.S., and D.J. Schmidt, 1997.  Daily age and growth of larval and early juvenile Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) from the South Atlantic Bight.  Fisheries Bulletin.  95(3), 530-539.