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Dr. William McComas

University of Arkansas
Parks Professor of Science Ed.
William F. McComas is the inaugural holder of the Parks Family Endowed Professorship in Science Education at the University of Arkansas where he directs the Project to Advance Science Education (PASE).  This follows a career as a biology and physical science teacher in suburban Philadelphia and professorship at the University of Southern California. He has earned B.S. degrees in Biology and Secondary Education, M.A. degrees in Biology and Physical Science and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Iowa.
At the University of Arkansas, he teaches classes in educational research methods, curriculum design, the history and philosophy of science for science educators, issues in science education, advanced science teaching methods and The Darwin Course, a highly interdisciplinary class for honors undergraduates.  He is also the director for the Professoriate, a campus-wide program sponsored by the UA Graduate School designed to assist doctoral students in securing positions and earning tenure and promotion in higher education institutions.


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