Evolution and Medicine – a New Approach for High School Biology
Paul Beardsley, Ph.D.
Paul Beardsley is a science educator at Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS).
Dr. Beardsley earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in plant evolution.
His research focuses on plant molecular systematics, the genetics of plant speciation,
and the genetics of rare plants. His research interests in science education include
student learning in evolution and scientist-teacher partnerships. Prior to joining
BSCS, Dr. Beardsley served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological
Sciences at Idaho State University where he helped direct a doctoral level program
in biological education.
Dr. Beardsley joined BSCS in 2007 and has directed the development of print and
web-based curriculum materials for middle school and high school students and conducted
professional development with teachers across the kindergarten to graduate school
continuum. He published numerous papers in journals such as Evolution, Ecological
Monographs, the American Journal of Botany, American Biology Teacher and Science
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Underwritten by the National Institutes of Health.