M.S., Biology, 1984, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
B.A., Biology, 1976, East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, PA
A former high school biology and chemistry teacher (18 years), I hold a dual appointment with the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Services and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics where I teach Elementary and Secondary Science Methods along with several Biology courses. My general research area is science teacher professional development and training as well as the development, implementation and assessment of biology curricula.
Most recently my attention and interests have focused the area of elementary and secondary science teacher preparation as it relates to the National Science Education Standards and Project 2061 of the AAAS. Over the last few years, I have been involved in science teacher licensure and the performance-based assessment of entry level teachers in the state of Ohio where I serve as a PRAXIS III Certified Assessor and Trainer of Assessors for Ohio's new Teacher Education and Licensure Standards. I have also been Principal Investigator and/or Project Director on various in-service science teacher professional development initiatives. Moreover, I have been heavily involved in Wright State's Professional Educators Program (PEP), our post-baccalaureate PDS science teacher training program, where I serve as a university liaison with the Fairborn City Schools’ partnership under the auspices of John Goodlad's National Network for Education Renewal (NNER) of which I am a national Leadership Associate.
Cole, D., Ryan, C., Tomlin, J., (2003). Inquiry Based Science: a Constructivist Approach in Teacher Education. Eastern Education Journal. (in press)
Mathews, S., Basista, B., Farrell, A., Tomlin, J. (2003) Meeting the Challenge of Middle School Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation. Teacher Education and Practice. 16(4), 399-413.
Ryan, C., Rafferty, T., Graham, G., Cole, D., Tomlin, J. (2001) A Process for Evaluation of a Multi-faceted Educational Renewal Project. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 27, 133-151.
Basista, B., Tomlin, J.,Pugh, D., & Pennington, K.(2001). Inquiry Based Integrated Science and Mathematical Professional Development Program. Education,121(3), 615-624.
Cole, D., Tomlin, J., Ryan, C. (2000), Electronic Portfolios: Applications in Student Assessment. Research for Educational Reform. 5, 42-54.
Cole, D., Tomlin, J., Renick, P. (1999), School Renewal: Analysis and Findings from a School-University Partnership. Education, 119, 695-705.Brown, W., Tomlin, J., Fortson, S. (1996). Best and Worst University Teachers: The Opinions of Undergraduate Students. The College Student Journal, 30, 43l-434.