Michael Clough
Professor of Science Education, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 335 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Directory Title: Professor of Science Education
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Office Hours
Monday     1-3pm
Wednesday     1-3pm
Short Bio
Dr. Michael Clough taught high school biology and chemistry for seven years before moving to a university research and teaching faculty position. He has received several awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year award. His more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 340 presentations and workshops address: (1) the role of history and nature of science and technology in improving STEM education, STEM teacher education, and public STEM literacy; (2) research-based pedagogical decision-making; (3) science teachers' crucial role in effective STEM education; (4) effective laboratory instruction; and (5) the synthesis, criticism, and clarification of extant knowledge and research in STEM education. He is a former president of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (IHPST) organization (IHPST.net), and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (Impact Factor: 3.179 and ISI Journal Citation Reports [169] Ranking 9/235, Education & Educational Research) and on the Editorial Board of the journal Science & Education.
Research Interests
History and nature of science in science education
Laboratory learning
Research-based science pedagogy
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Wilcox, J., Kruse, J.W., & Clough, M.P. (2017). Blending In: Using an adaptation activity to integrate math and science. Science & Children. 54(9), 60-66.

2. Clough, M.P. (2017). History and Nature of Science in Science Edcuation. Chapter 3 in Taber, K. & Akpan, B. (Eds) Science education: An international course companion, pp 39-51. Rottterdam, The Netherlands, Sense Publishers.

3. Herman, B. C., Clough, M. P. & Olson, J. K. (2017). Pedagogical Reflections by Secondary Science Teachers at Different NOS Implementation Levels. Research in Science Education, 47(1), 161-184. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-015-9494-6. Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11165-015-9494-6.

4. Herman, B. C., Olson, J. K., & Clough, M. P. (2017). The role of informal support networks in teaching the nature of science. Research in Science Education. DOI 10.1007/s11165-016-9610-2

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2017 - 2020). Science and Education

Assoc Editor (2015 - 2020). Journal of Research in Science Teaching


(2017-2017). Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers Award.  This award is given by "Association for Science Teacher Education"

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