Eric Howe, Ph.D., MBA

Associate Professor of Science Education

508-767-7015 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 159

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Western Michigan University, Science Education, 2004
MAT, Colgate University, Biology, 1999
MBA, Indiana University, Corporate Marketing, 1992
B.S., University of Colorado, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, 1989

Publications & Editorships

Rudge, D.W., Cassidy, D.P., Fulford, J.M. & Howe, E.M. (2014), “Changes Observed in Views of Nature of Science During a Historically Based Unit”, Science & Education 23(9).

Rudge, D. W. & Howe, E. M. (2011) Whither the VNOS? In Silva, C.C. and Prestes, M. E. B. (eds.) 1st Latin American Conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group (1st IHPST-LA). São Carlos: Universidade de São Paulo de São Carlos, in press.

Howe, E.M. (2009), “Henry David Thoreau, Forest Succession, and the Nature of Science: A Method for Curriculum Development”, The American Biology Teacher 71(7).

Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E.M. (2009), “An Explicit and Reflective Approach to the Use of History to Promote Understanding of the Nature of Science”, Science & Education 18(5).

Howe, E.M. (October, 2007), “Addressing Nature of Science Core Tenets with the History of Science: An Example with Sickle-cell Anemia and Malaria”, The American Biology Teacher 69(8).

Howe, E.M. (2007), “Untangling Sickle-cell Anemia and the Teaching of Heterozygote Protection”, Science & Education 16(1), pp. 1-19.

Howe, E.M. & Rudge, D.W. (2005), “Recapitulating the History of Sickle-Cell Anemia Research: Improving Students’ NOS Views Explicitly and Reflectively”, Science & Education 14(3-5), pp 423-41.

Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E.M. (October, 2004), “How to Use History of Science to Promote Student Understanding of Nature of Science”, The Science Teacher 71(9), 51-57.

Presentations

Invited participant to NSF-funded conference: Teaching Science through the History and Philosophy of Science. Boston University Interdiscplinary Conference, Boston, MA, December 2012. 

“Sickle-Cell Anemia Through History,” National Association of Biology Teachers International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November, 2010. 

“Henry David Thoreau, Forest Succession, and the Nature of Science: A Method for Curriculum Development”, 9th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Calgary, June 24, 2007. 

"Using Explicit and Reflective Pedagogy and the History of Science to Affect Students’ Nature of Science Conceptions: Results of an Empirical Study”, Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, CA, April 4th, 2006. 
"Untangling Sickle-cell Anemia and the Discovery of Heterozygote Protection", 8th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Leeds, England on July 16, 2005. 

“Recapitulating the History of Sickle-Cell Anemia Research: Improving Students’ NOS Views Explicitly and Reflectively” 7th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 31, 2003. 

“Using the History of Research on Sickle-Cell Anemia to Affect Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions of the Nature of Science” International Conference of The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, St. Louis, MO, February 1, 2003.

Professional Affiliations

International History & Philosophy of Science Teaching Group (IHPST)

National Association of Biology Teachers

National Association for the Research in Science Teaching

Association for Science Teacher Education