John Ophus

Chad Heinzel
Associate professor of Biology and Science Education

I study issues dealing with content and pedagogy in constructivist-oriented teaching in the K-16 environment. In particular, my research interests lie in community building and best practices for online education as well as science education and its implementation in the classroom. My doctoral research was on the development of community among students taking online courses. For my Master's degree, I worked on factors of the acquisition and innoculation of potato leafroll virus (PLRV) by the Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae) on Russet-Burbank potatoes.