Dr. Grant E. Gardner
Assistant Professor
P: 615.898.2062
F: 615.898.5093
2149 Science Building
Dept. of Biology, MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


My students and I conduct discipline-centered education research in the field of biology. We have a diversity of research foci situated in the complex classroom ecology formed between interactions of students, instructors, and the content within various learning environments.

My current research interests are

  • Examining instructor knowledge, beliefs, and implementation efficacy of research based instructional strategies and the impact of professional development on these practices
  • Interactions of student and teacher goal orientations on teaching and learning in biology
  • Exploring student attitudes and perceptions of emerging technologies

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

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