Peter Daempfle

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Peter A. Daempfle (born 1970) is an American educator and author in the field of science education. He currently teaches biology at SUNY Delhi.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Daempfle was born in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, May 5. 1970, a child of German refugees. He was class valedictorian at Forest Hills High School in 1988.[2] He earned a B.A. in Biology from Hartwick College, an M.S. in Biology from SUNY Albany, an M.S. in Education from The College of Saint Rose, and a Ph.D. in Biology Education from SUNY Albany.[3]


Career[edit]

From 2001-2009 he was a science advisor to the George W. Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). He is known for publications in science and on studying the high school-college science "divide." Daempfle has authored numerous books and articles. He is notable for college biology textbooks and books about science in the popular culture.

Skepticism[edit]

Daempfle is the author of Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference (2013).[4]

Book Publications[edit]

  • Science and Society: Scientific Thought and Education for the 21st Century, 1st ed. (2012) Jones and Bartlett Learning: Burlington, MA.
  • Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference. 1st ed. (2013) Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, MD.
  • Essential Biology, 1st ed. (2016), Kendall/Hunt Publishers.

Research Articles[edit]

  • Faculty Assumptions about the Student Characteristics Required for Success in Introductory College Biology. Bioscene, v28 n4 p19-33 Dec 2002
  • An Analysis of the High Attrition Rates among First Year College Science, Math, and Engineering Majors. Journal of College Student Retention, v5 n1 p37-52 2003-2004
  • The Effects of Instructional Approaches on the Improvement of Reasoning in Introductory College Biology: A Quantitative Review of Research. Bioscene, v32 n4 p22-31 Dec 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter A. Daempfle". SUNY Delhi Faculty Directory.
  2. ^ "The Class of '88 Speaks; Valedictorians". Newsday. 1988-06-19. p. 40. Forest Hills: Peter Daempfle, Middle Village; Hartwick College 
  3. ^ "Q & A with... Peter Daempfle" (PDF). Delhi People. November 2004. p. 2. 
  4. ^ Keenan, D. S. (2015). Book Review of Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice 16: 615-622.

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