Dr. Ellen Granger —FSU Biological Science Faculty Member -->
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
FACULTY MEMBER

Dr. Ellen Granger

Office: 1062 King Life Sciences
Office: (850) 644-6747
Fax: (850) 644-0643
Mail code: 4295
E-mail: granger@bio.fsu.edu

Office of Science Teaching Activities

Director, Office of Science Teaching Activities
Co-Director FSU-Teach, College of Arts & Sciences AAAS Fellow (2013) Clinical Educator Trainer Certification, Florida Department of Education, 2000 G.E.M.S. (Great Explorations in Math and Science) Trainer Certification, University of California, Berkley, 2000



Research and Professional Interests:

Programs in science teaching and learning (undergraduate and k-12);
physiology and anatomy of mammalian nervous system.

Academic and Professional Awards and Interests:

  • Phi Kappa Phi (1977-present)
  • Psychobiology Fellowship (Florida State University, 1982-1986)
  • Outstanding Young Women of America (1987)
  • State of Florida Cabinet Resolution Honoring the Young Scholars Program (1994)
  • Governor's Environmental Education Award for Saturday-at-the-Sea Program (1996)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1997-present)
  • Board Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science for Life Program (1998-present)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2000, 2005)
  • National Science Foundation Project Dissemination Award for Science Graduate Students in K-8 Classrooms: Experience and Reflections (2006)
  • AAAS Fellow (2013)

Teaching Experience:

  • Physiological Psychology (Laboratory) at Florida State University, Summer 1981, Fall 1981, Winter 1982
  • Introductory Psychology at Florida State University, Spring 1984
  • Medical Neuroanatomy (laboratory) at Florida State University, Fall 1986
  • Current Problems in Psychobiology at Florida State University, Spring 1989
  • Introductory Psychology at Tallahassee Community College, Fall 1989, Spring 1990
  • Biological Science I at Florida State University, Summer 1990, Summer 1991, Fall 1992, Summer 1993, Summer 1995, Fall 1995, Summer 1996, Spring 1997, Summer 1998, Fall 2000
  • Biological Science II at Florida State University, Fall 1997
  • Animal Diversity (Laboratory) at Florida State University, Fall 1991
  • Biological Science for Elementary Education Majors at Florida State University, Fall 1992, Fall 1993, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1997, Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2001
  • Plant Diversity (Laboratory) at Florida State University, Spring 1993
  • Careers in Biological Science seminar at Florida State University, Fall semesteres 1994-present
  • Emerging Diseases Senior Tutorial at Florida State University, Spring 1998, Spring 1999
  • First Year Experience (for College Freshmen) at Florida State University, Fall 1999
  • Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education, Fall and Spring semesters 2002-2007
  • Science Teaching and Learning, Fall 2002
  • Communicating Science, Summer semesters 2004-present
  • The Nature and Practices of Science, Summer semester 2007-present
  • Reflective Teaching Practice, Fall 2006
  • Classroom Interactions, Spring and Fall semesters 2010-present
  • Teaching Science to Maximize Learning, Odd years spring 2011-present

Selected Grants:

Granger, E., and P. C. Hayward. 1990. Audiovisual enhancement of the Introductory Biological Science Core Curriculum. Instructional Development Award, Council for Instruction, Florida State University.

Granger, D. E., and P. C. Hayward. 1991-92. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Young Scholars Program, National Science Foundation.

Hayward, P. C., and D. E. Granger. 1991. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Florida Department of Education.

Granger, D. E., and A. Lumsden. 1991-92. New Technology for the Introductory Biological Science Laboratory Courses. Instructional Development Award, Council for Instruction, Florida State University.

Hayward, P. C., and D. E. Granger. 1992. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Florida Department of Education.

Granger, D. E., and P. C. Hayward. 1991-1995. Animal Models in Basic Research: A workshop for Teachers. Science Education Partnership Award, National Institutes of Health.

Granger, D. E., and R. R. Smith. 1993-1995. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Young Scholars Program, National Science Foundation.

Granger, D. E., and P. R. Elliott. 1993. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Young Scholars Program, National Science Foundation.

Granger, D. E. 1993-1994. Saturday-at-the-Sea Summer Day Camp For Females and Minorities. Environmental Protection Agency.

Granger, D. E., and R. R. Smith. 1993-1994. Computer Enhancement of the Biological Science Curriculum. Instructional Development Award, Council for Instruction, Florida State University.

Travis, J., and D. E. Granger. 1993-1997. Extended Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships in Environmental Biology. Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation.

Granger, D. E., W. F. Herrnkind, and C. D. Bowling. 1995. Saturday-at-the-Sea: An Introduction to Coastal Environments. Florida Advisory Council on Enviromental Education. Florida Department of Enviromental Protection.

Granger, D. E., and C. D. Bowling. 1995. Saturday-at-the-Sea Treasure Chests: Developing Associated Curriculum. Florida Teacher Quest Program, Leon County School District.

Granger, D. E., W. F. Herrnkind, and C. D. Bowling. 1995-1997. Sea-to-See and SATS Camp: Expanding Marine Environmental Education in the Big Bend Region of North Florida. Florida Advisory Council on Environmental Education. Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Granger, D. E., and R. R. Smith. 1996-1998. Florida State University Summer Science and Mathematics Camp. Young Scholars Program, National Science Foundation.

Granger, D. E., W. F. Herrnkind, C. Bowling. 1997-1998. Sea-to-See: An Introduction to Marine Environments. Environmental Protection Agency.

Granger, D. E., W. F. Herrnkind, C. Bowling. 1997-1998. Saturday-at-the-Sea: An Introduction to Marine Environments. Environmental Protection Agency.

Granger, D. E., R. R. Smith. 1998-1999. Introducing Computer-Assisted Data Analysis and Distance Learning Technologies to Introductory Biology laboratories. Instructional Development Award, Council for Instruction, Florida State University.

Granger, D. E., R. R. Smith. 1999. Florida State University Young Scholars Program. Governor's Summer Program, Florida Department of Education.

Granger, D. E., W. F. Hernkind. 1999-2004. Field Biology Research Experiences for Teachers: An Effective Model for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching. National Science Foundation.

Granger, D. E. 2000. Behavioral Ecology for Teachers with Development of Associated Classroom Activities. Florida Teacher Quest Program, Leon County School District.

Cottle, P., D. E. Granger, D. Foss, P. Gilmer, W. Montford, T. Miller. 2002-2005. Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12): Preparing Science Graduate Students to Meet the Challenges of K-12 Education. National Science Foundation.

Southerland, S., D. E. Granger. 2004-2005. Working to Measure the Impact of Professional Development Activities: Developing an Instrument Quantifying Teachers' Pedagogical Dissatisfaction. Florida Department of Education.

Granger, D.E., S. Southerland, 2006-2008. Professional Development Approaches for Reform-Based Curricula. Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (FL-DOE).

Granger, D. E., S. Southerland, P. Dixon. 2006-2011. Exploring the Effects of Teacher Research Experiences on Classroom Inquiry. National Science Foundation.

Travis, J.M., M. Driscoll, D.E. Granger, S. Southerland. 2007-2012. Replication of UTeach at Florida State University. National Science and Math Initiative.

Travis. J., S. Southerland, D.E. Granger, V. Sampson, K. Clark. 2009-2014. Learning to Teach for Equity in Science and Mathematics Classrooms. National Science Foundation (Noyce).

Sampson, V., S. Southerland, D.E. Granger. 2009-2013. Argument-Driven Inquiry in the Middle and High School Laboratory--The Refinement and Further Development of a New Instructional Model. Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Granger, D.E. 2012-2013. FSU-Teach Induction Program. National Math and Science Initiative/J.P. Morgan Chase.

Teacher Professional Development (Workshops designed, developed, and conducted):

   Communicating Science (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, undergraduate, graduate)

   The Nature and Practices of Science (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, undergraduates, graduates)

    Lesson Study (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12)

    Science Classroom Discourse (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, undergraduates)

    Science and Math Lesson Task Analysis (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, undergraduates)

    Science Argumentation (Grades 6-8, 9-12, undergraduate)

    Focused Science Content Workshops by request (e.g., Genetics, Global Warming, etc.)  (grade level as appropriate)

 Workshops Sites:

    Leon County

    Alachua County

    Citrus County

    Hillsborough County

    Okaloosa County

    Big Bend Regional (Washington, Liberty, Jackson, and Calhoun Counties)

    Orange County

    Seminole County

    Escambia County

    Bay County

    Pinellas County

    Pascoe County

    Queensland, Australia

    Northern Territory, Australia

    San Francisco, California

    Austin, Texas

Selected Publications:

    *Granger, E.M., T. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. Southerland, V. Sampson, R. Tate.  (2012).  The efficacy of student centered instruction in supporting science learning.  Science.  338:105-108.

    *Southerland, S. A., L. Nadelson, S. Sowell, M. Kahveci, Y. Saka, E. M. Granger, ( 2012), Measuring one aspect of teachers’ affective states:  Development of the science teachers’ pedagogical discontentment scale.  School Science and Mathematics.  112 (8): 483-494.

    *Southerland, S. A., S. Sowell, M. Blanchard, D. E. Granger (2011).  Exploring the Construct of Pedagogical Discontentment:  A Tool to Understand Science Teachers’ Openness to Reform.  Research in Science Education.  41: 299-317.

    *Granger, E. M., T. H. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. A. Southerland (2010).  Comparing the Efficacy of Reform-Based and Traditional/Verification Curricula to Support Student Learning About Space Science.  In:  Science Education and Outreach:  Forging a Path to the Future.  Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series.  Volume 431, p. 151-159.

      Granger, E. M., T. H. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. A. Southerland (2010).  Comparing Reform-Based and Traditional Curricula in a Large-Scale, Randomized Cluster Design Study:  The Interaction between Curriculum and Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs.  National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  Philadelphia, PA.  March 22, 2010.

      Granger, E. M., T. H. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. A. Southerland (2010).  Large Scale, Randomized Cluster Design Study of the Relative Effectiveness of Reform-Based and Traditional/Verification Curricula in Supporting Student Science Learning.  National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  Philadelphia, PA.  March 22, 2010.

    *Blanchard., M.R., S. A. Southerland, S. A. Osborne, J. W. Sampson, L.A. Annetta, E.M. Granger (2010).  Is Inquiry Possible in Light of Accountability:  A Quantitative Comparison of the Relative Effectiveness of Guided Inquiry and Verification Laboratory Instruction.  Science Education.  94:577-616

      Granger, E. M., T. H. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. Southerland (2009).  Learning About Space Science:  Comparing the Efficacy of Reform-Based Teaching with a Traditional/Verification Approach.  American Educational Research Association.  San Diego, CA.  April 13, 2009.

      Granger, E. M., T. H. Bevis, Y. Saka, S. Southerland (2009).  Comparing the Efficacy of Reform-Based and Traditional/Verification Curricula to Support Student Learning About Space Science.  National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  Garden Grove, CA.  April 20, 2009.

    *Blanchard, M. R., S. A. Southerland, E. M. Granger (2009).  No Silver Bullet for Inquiry:  Making Sense of Teacher Change Following an Inquiry Based Research Experience for Teachers.  Journal of Science Education.  93:322-360.

    *Blanchard, M. R., D. E. Granger, & P. J. Gilmer.  How Inquiry Conceptions Underlying A Non-Traditional RET Intersect with Those of Science Teachers and Other Scientists.  Proceedings of the Association for Science Teacher Education.  2007.

      Southerland, S. A., S. P. Sowell, M. Kahvucci, D. E. Granger, Y. Saka.  A finer grain of understanding of teachers’ adaption of reforms: Development of an instrument to assess science teachers’ pedagogical discontentment (STPP).  National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  New Orleans, LA, April 15-18, 2007.

      Blanchard, M.R., S. A. Southerland, B. R. Awad, & D. E. Granger.  Assessment of Student Learning in A Laboratory Setting:  A Quantitative Study of Inquiry-Based Versus Traditional Science Teaching Methods.  Multi-University Reading, Mathematics, and Science Initiative, Learning Systems Institute, FSU.  Technical Report.  2007.

     Southlerland, S., S. Sowell, M. Kahveci, E. M. Granger, O. Gaede.  Working to Measure the Impact of Professional Development Activities:  Developing an Instrument to Quantify Pedagogical Discontentment.  Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.  2006.

    Sowell, S., S. Southerland, E. Granger.  Exploring the Construct of Teacher Pedagogical Discontentment:  A Tool to Understand Teacher Openness to Reform?  Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association.  2006.

    *Gilmer, P.J., D.E. Granger, W. Butler (eds.).  Science Graduate Students in K-8 Classrooms: Experiences and Reflections.  Tallahassee, FL. SERC@SERVE.  2005.

    *Granger, D. Ellen.  Florida State University Science Graduate Students Working with K-12 Teachers and Students.  In: P.J. Gilmer, D.E. Granger, W. Butler (eds.).  Science Graduate Students in K-8 Classrooms: Experiences and Reflections.  Tallahassee, FL: SERC@SERVE.  2005.

    *Granger, Ellen.  Sustaining Support for Science Outreach:  Lessons Learned Over 20 Years of Connecting Scientists with K-12 Science.  Proceedings of the Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments, 2004:  Sustained Support for K-12 Science and Mathematics.  D. G. Haase and S. K. Schultz, eds.  Publisher:  The Science House, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC.  (ISBN 0-9704885-7-2).  2004.

      Epstein, L., P. Homann, R. Smith, E. Granger.  2001.  Biological Science I Laboratory Manual (BSC 2010L).  Hayden-McNeil Publishing Incorporated.  Plymouth, MI.

      Runkle, D., E. Granger.  Animal Rights:  Teaching or Deceiving Kids.  Science. 277:1419.  1997.

    *Masterton, R. B., E. M. Granger, K. K. Glendenning.  Role of acoustic striae in hearing:  mechanisms for enhancement of sound detection in cats.  Journal of Hearing Research 73:209-222.  1994.

    *Granger, E. M., J. Glendinning, J. C. Smith, L. M. Beidler.  Sodium chloride response in young vs. old Fischer‑344 rats:  a behavioral and electrophysiological study.  Chemical Senses 18:419‑426.  1993.

      Granger, E., P. Hayward.  Science for Life:  Exploring animal models in basic research.  (Instructional curriculum for secondary-school teachers.)  Florida State University (pub.).  Tallahassee, FL.  1992.

    *Masterton, R. B., E. M. Granger, K. K. Glendenning.  Psychoacoustical contribution of each lateral lemniscus.  Journal of Hearing Research 63:57‑70.  1992.

      Masterton, R. B., E. M. Granger.  Some behavioral consequences of the asymmetry in brainstem projections of one ear.  Association for Research in Otolaryngology.  1991.

    *Granger E. M., L. M. Beidler.  Quantitative analysis of mitoses inside taste buds.  Chemical Senses.  1990.

      Masterton, R. B., R. J. Nudo, E. M. Granger, K. K. Glendenning.  Functional anatomy of dorsal cochlear nucleus.  American Academy of Otolaryngology‑‑Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  San Diego, CA.  1990.

    *Masterton, R. B., E. M. Granger.  Role of acoustic striae in hearing:  Contribution of dorsal and intermediate striae to detection of noises and tones.  J. Neurophys. 60:1841‑1860.  1988.

      Sutherland, D., E. M. Granger, B. Masterton.  Evolution of primate hearing.  Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  1988.

      Granger, E. M., R. B. Masterton.  Functional contribution of the dorsal cochlear nucleus.  Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  1986.

      Masterton, R. B., R. J. Nudo, E. M. Granger, S. Frost.  Acoustic chiasm:  2‑DG studies of hindbrain auditory nuclei.  Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  1986.

      Granger, E. M., R. B. Masterton.  Functional contribution of the dorsal cochlear nucleus.  Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  1986.

      Masterton, R. B., R. J. Nudo, E. M. Granger, S. Frost.  Acoustic chiasm:  2‑DG studies of hindbrain auditory nuclei.  Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology.  1986.

      Granger, E. M., K. K. Glendenning, P. Hodges, R. B. Masterton.  Commissural and callosal cells in primitive mammals.  Society for Neuroscience, Dallas, Texas.  1985.

    *Granger, E. M., R. B. Masterton, K. K. Glendenning.  Origin of inter‑ hemispheric fibers in acallosal opossum with a comparison to callosal origins in rat.  J. Comp. Neurol.  241:82‑98.  1985.

      Granger, E. M., K. K. Glendenning.  Interhemispheric neocortical connections in the acallosal opposum.  American Assoc. of Anatomists, Atlanta, GA.  1983.

*Reviewed publication.

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