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Michelle D. Withers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; STEM Educator

Biological Sciences


Withers' research program focuses on two facets of STEM education reform: i) evaluating the impact of pedagogical approaches, particularly innovative use of assessment, on student learning and ii) understanding the factors, both individual and institutional, that influence broad adoption of evidence-based strategies by STEM faculty.


  • PhD, University of Arizona
  • BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research Interests

  • Discipline-based education research
  • Evidence-based teaching
  • Professional development
  • Organizational change

Research Profile

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