Nicholas Wilbur

Research Interests: Evolution Education - Increasing student acceptance of evolution and improving efficacy of pedagogical approaches to teaching evolution

Emailnwilbur@purdue.edu

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About me: I am interested in the preconceptions that students bring into the classroom concerning evolution and how their prior exposure influences their willingness to accept evolutionary theory.  I'm also interested in investigating approaches for increasing student acceptance of evolution while also developing pedagogical methodology for teaching evolutionary theory.

About my research: My research has been centered on determining the context of evolution education at the post-secondary level and developing novel methods of increasing student acceptance of evolution in first-year biology majors. Click here to download a summary of my project.

Hometown: Westminster, MD

Degree Objective: PhD

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