Dr. Grant E. Gardner
Assistant Professor

305B Keathley University Center
MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


My students and I conduct general science education and discipline-based education research (DBER) in the field of biology. We have a diversity of research foci that examine the complex classroom ecology formed between interactions of students, instructors, and the content within various learning environments. We also employ multiple research methodologies including of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Current projects examine the efficacy of professional development in research based instructional strategies and impacts of student goal orientations on small group learning.

I am always interested in talking to highly-motivated potential graduate students. Check out the
Math Science Education Ph.D. program at MTSU for more general information about the program.