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Clyde F. Herreid

Currently he is a well-known professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Along with teaching, he is an academic director of the Honors Program. He has also spent time teaching at the University of Alaska, Duke University, and the University of Nairobi. Herreid graduated and received degrees from Colorado College, John Hopkins University, and Pennsylvania State University.

EducationB.A. Colorado College, 1956 (Zoology) M.S. The Johns Hopkins University, 1959 (Ecology and Comparative Behavior) Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1961 (Zoology and Entomology)

Dr. Clyde Freeman Herreid has published over 100 articles in the areas of physiology, ecology, and instruction and developed case methods directed towards law and medical students and works on a regular column on case study teaching in the Journal of College Science Teaching. Over a decade ago, he was asked to write case studies for undergraduate science education. The response to his regular article was overwhelemingly accepted, he soon was asked to write an extra annual issue devoted to case study.

GrantsNumerous NSF research grants on physiology and ecology plus an NSF grant on Case Study Teaching in Science, 1998–2000, an NSF Dissemination Grant for Case Study Teaching, 2004–2007 and an NSF grant for Using Interactive Methods in the Teaching of Large Classes 2006–2008

Grants (cont.)Higher Education Reform Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts on “Using Case Studies to Teach Science,” 2000–2003 United States Department of Education, FIPSE Grant, “Science Literacy for University Students,” 1991–1994

Resources:Herreid, C.F. (2000). Using Case studies to teach science. Retrieved from http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/herreid.html#fullbioAn International conference on problem based learning. (2002). Retrieved from http://www.udel.edu/ce/pbl2002/speaker_herreid.htmlHerreid, C.F. (2006). Start with a story: the case study method of teaching college science. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?id=HdXcYhThxoIC&dq=Clyde+Freeman+Herreid&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Professional Positions (cont.)Visiting Professor, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute—Panama, 1981 Associate Professor of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968–1982 Visiting Assistant Professor of Zoology, Duke University, 1965–1967 Assistant Professor of Zoology, The University of Alaska, 1962–1965

Honors and/or awards (cont.)Sidney Wright Fellowship for Bermuda Biological Station, 1974 Post-doctoral Trainee (NIH sponsored), Duke Unversity, 1965–68 National Institutes of Health post-doctoral trainee (nine months), University of Miami, FL, 1961–62 Tuition Scholarship, Colorado College (4yrs)

Professional PositionsAcademic Director of the University Honors Program, 1988–present Distinguished Teaching Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1988–present Visiting Professor, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1987–88 Professor of Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982–1988

Herreid’s case studies were powerful because he presented the information in a unique way compared to the traditional lecture teaching. Other teachers were able to take this useful information and present it to their students in an exciting and engaging way. Teachers and students both had to think about the information in a much different way. Everyone using the new ideas for case studies were allowed to explore creativity and an opportunity for cross disciplinary approaches. These new approaches help instructors convey the material by engaging the students in a science inquired approach. Herreid’s external use of using cases for examples allow him to capture the attention of students and instructors and thoroughly sustain their attention.

Honors and/or AwardsAmerican Physiological Society—2000 Claude Bernard Lecturer Award SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, 1988 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1981 SUNY/Buffalo Annual Student Association Teaching Award, 1979 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1967–present

Articles by Herreid:http://www.csicop.org/author/clydefreemanherreidhttp://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/cv.html http://biology.buffalo.edu/Faculty/Herreid/HERREID.JPG



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