Dr. Andrea M.-K. Bierema

Teacher in East Lansing, Michigan

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I have been teaching undergraduate biology courses for over 10 years. I participate in both undergraduate teaching and science education research and also have experience in ecological research. Please click on "View my portfolio" above to access my Linkedin page. Below is an overview of my professional background. I also enjoy being outdoors, whether it be camping, mountain biking, or hiking.


-Doctor of Philosophy, Science Education: Biological Sciences

-Master of Science, Biological Sciences

Teaching Experience:

-Undergraduate teaching since 2006

-Face-to-face and Online courses

-Introductory Biology (Majors and Non-Majors), Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics and Integrated Science

Science Education Research:

-Bias effects on coding: the importance of blinding and random assortment

-Sense-making, justification, and discourse of small group modeling activities in undergraduate large-enrollment introductory biology courses

-Animal behavior conceptual framework alignment between education and primary literature (dissertation topic)

-Upper-level undergraduate biology majors' conceptions of animals

Ecological Research:

-Urgency-based alarm calls in yellow warblers

-Behavioral effects of Bt maize on white-tailed deer

Dissemination of research results via both peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations

Published in Ethology, Anthrozoös, American Biology Teacher, The Science Teacher, and Community College Review

Presented at NARST Annual International Conference, NABT Professional Development Conference, SABER National Meeting, Animal Behavior Society Conference, NSTA National Conference, and ACUBE Annual Meeting.

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea_M_K_Bierema

Academia.edu: https://michiganstate.academia.edu/AndreaBierema

  • Work
    • MSU, Baker, and SNHU
  • Education
    • Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University
    • Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University