Online with LSE: Understanding and Perceptions of Evolution by Students in Community College and Other Institutions

In this webinar you will learn, factors that impact student acceptance and understanding of evolution in community college, and how these compare to such factors at other colleges and universities.

In this webinar, CBE–LSE author Elizabeth Barnes will discuss findings and provide insights into the background, development, and research process behind her recent publication Community College Student Understanding and Perceptions of Evolution. Dr. Barnes will be joined by collaborators and other scholars in the field of evolution understanding and acceptance in a panel discussion.

Damani White-Lewis, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Damani White-Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies racial inequality in academic careers and contexts using multiple methods and theories from organizational behavior and social psychology.

Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Barnes is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in the Department of Biology. She was trained as a discipline-based education researcher with a focus in biology education. She is most interested in studying social perceptions of science and how principles from social psychology can help us understand and mitigate negative attitudes towards science. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, she earned her Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University studying how to reduce tension between religion and evolution. She now runs the Social Perceptions of Science Lab at Middle Tennessee State University.

Sara Brownell, Professor, Arizona State University

Jamie Jensen, Professor, Brigham Young University
Jason Wiles, Associate Professor, Syracuse University


Starts: October 24, 2022 1:00 pm EDT

Ends: October 24, 2022 2:00 pm EDT