CURRICULUM VITAE
DAVID W. RUDGE

Office: 3134 Wood Hall
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5410
Email: david.rudge@wmich.edu
Telephone: (269) 387-2779
URL: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~rudged
FAX: (269) 387-5609

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

The Role of History and Philosophy of Science for the Teaching and Learning of Science

AREAS OF COMPETENCE Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, Science Education

PRESENT POSITION
2005-present Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
Primary Appointment: Biological Sciences
Secondary Appointment: The Mallinson Institute for Science Education
PAST EMPLOYMENT
1999-2005 Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, Biological Sciences &
The Mallinson Institute for Science Education
1997-1999 Temporary Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Philosophy
1996-1997 Lecturer, Texas A&M University, Philosophy

EDUCATION
1996 Ph.D. History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh
A Philosophical Analysis of the Role of Selection Experiments in Evolutionary Biology (Advisor: James G. Lennox)

1992 M.A. History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh
1990 M.S. Biological Sciences University of Pittsburgh
The Hindlimb Myology And Relationships Of The Treerunner Complex (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae, Genus Margarornis) (Advisor: Robert J. Raikow)
1986 B.S. Zoology (minor: Philosophy) Duke University

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2014-15 WMU Interdisciplinary Humanities Group: Interdisciplinary Workgroup on Humanities Funding, with co-proposer Mary Lagerwey ($500)
2014-15 WMU Faculty Research And Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Grant ($6,318)
2010 WMU Instructional Development Grant ($3554.75)
2009 Sabbatical Leave (Fall Term 2009), Western Michigan University
2006 Co-winner, Best Poster Presentation at ERROR 2006 Conference, Blacksburg, VA ($150)
2005 Finalist, Michigan Science Teachers Association College Teacher of the Year
2002-8 NSF Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Preparation (STEMTP) Grant PI, with Co-PIs William Cobern (Biological Sciences), Robert Poel (Physics), Paul Vellom (College of Education), and Charles Pearson (Kalamazoo Public School District) ($899,294)
2002 American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship ($2,000)
2002 WMU Faculty Research And Creative Activities Support Fund (FRACASF) Grant ($2,700)
2001 WMU Faculty Senate Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) Grant ($5,437)
2001 WMU Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Grant ($732)
2000 WMU Administrative Merit Award ($500)
1999 NEH Summer Seminar "Philosophy of Experimental Inference: Induction, Reliability and Error", Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA ($3,700)

1997

International Research Travel Assistance Grant, Office of the Assistant Provost for International Programs, Texas A&M University ($800)
1997 London Visiting Scholars Fellowship, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
2014 Bierema, A.M. & Rudge, D.W. Using David Lack's Observations of Finch Beak Size to Teach Natural Selection and the Nature of Science. American Biology Teacher 76(5) :312-317.
2014 Rudge, D.W., Cassidy, D.P., Fulford, J. M. & Howe, E.M. Changes Observed in Views of the Nature of Science During a Historically Based Unit. Science & Education 23(9):1879-1909.
2010 Tut-tut Tutt, Not so Fast: Did Kettlewell Really Test Tutt's Explanation of Industrial Melanism? History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 32(4):493-520.
2009 Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E. M. An Explicit and Reflective Approach to the Use of History to Promote Understanding of the Nature of Science. Science & Education 18(5):561-580.
2009 H.B.D. Kettlewell's Research 1934-1961: The Influence of J.W. Heslop Harrison. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 99(5):243-270.
2006 H.B.D. Kettlewell's Research 1937-1953: The Influence of E.B. Ford, E.A. Cockayne and P.M. Sheppard. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 28(3): 359-388.
2006 Cutrim, E., Rudge, D., Kits, K., Mitchell, J. & Nogueira, R, "Changing Teaching Techniques and Adapting New Technologies to Improve Student Learning in an Introductory Meteorology and Climate Course" in Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO) Special Issue: Earth System Science Data Access, Distribution and Use for Education and Research Volume 8: 11-18. (www.adv-geosci.net/8/11/2006/adgeo-8-11-2006.pdf) .
2005 Howe, E.M. & Rudge, D.W. Recapitulating the History of Sickle-Cell Anemia Research: Improving Students’ NOS Views Explicitly and Reflectively. Science & Education 14(3-5):423-441.
2005 Did Kettlewell Commit Fraud? Re-examining the Evidence. Public Understanding of Science 14(3):249-268.
2005 The Beauty of Kettlewell's Classic Experimental Demonstration of Natural Selection. BioScience 55(4):369-375. -invited essay
2004 Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E.M. Incorporating History into the Science Classroom. The Science Teacher 71(9):52-57. -invited essay
2003 The Role of Photographs and Films in Kettlewell's Popularizations of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism. Science & Education 12(3):261-287.
2003 Do Unknown Risks Preclude Informed Consent? Essays in Philosophy 4(2) [http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/rudge.html]
2001 Kettlewell From an Error Statistician's Point of View. Perspectives on Science 9(1):59-77.
2000 Does Being Wrong Make Kettlewell Wrong for Science Teaching? Journal of Biological Education 35(1):5-11.
2000 The Complementary Roles of Observation and Experiment: Th. Dobzhansky's Genetics of Natural Populations IX and XII. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22:167-186.
1999 Taking the Peppered Moth with a Grain of Salt. Biology and Philosophy 14(1):9-37.
1998 A Bayesian Analysis of Strategies in Evolutionary Biology. Perspectives on Science 6(4):341-360.
1995 Classroom Videotaping: A Protocol for Camera Operators and Consultants. The Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development 2(3):113-123.
1992 Rudge, D.W. & Raikow, R. J. Structure, Function, and Variation in the Hindlimb Muscles of the Margarornis Assemblage (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 61:207-237.
1992 Rudge, D.W. & Raikow, R. J. The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Margarornis Assemblage (Furnariidae). Condor 94:760-766.

INVITED ESSAYS
2014 Myth 21: That Melanism in Peppered Moths is Not a Genuine Example of Evolution by Natural Selection In Kampourakis, K. and Numbers, R. (eds.) Textbook Myths About Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press..-forthcoming
2013 Rudge, D. W. & Howe, E. M. Whither the VNOS? Pp. 219-228 In Silva, C.C. and Prestes, M.E.B. (eds.) Latin American Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group. (1st IHPST-LA), São Carlos: Universidade de São Paulo de São Carlos.-peer reviewed
2013 Essay 35 Ecological Genetics. In Ruse, M. (ed.) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, pp. 293-299.
2011 Rudge, D. W. & Fulford, J.M. The Role of Visual Imagery in Textbook Portrayals of Industrial Melanism. Pp. 630-637 In Seroglou, F., Koulountzos, V. & Siatras, A. (eds.) Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demand, Book of Proceedings for the Eleventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) and Sixth Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-5 July 2011, Epikentro Publications.- Presidential Address
2009 H.B.D. Kettlewell (1907-1979). In Ruse, M. and Travis, J. (eds.) Evolution: The First Four Billion Years. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 665-666.
2009 Chapter 12: H.B.D. Kettlewell's Research 1934-1961: The Influence of J.W. Heslop Harrison. [pdf] In Cain, J. and Ruse, M. (eds.) Descended from Darwin: Insights into American Evolutionary Studies, 1925-1950. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, pp. 243-270- peer reviewed
2008 How Did Kettlewell's Experiment End?, 24th Regional Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science , University of Colorado, Bolder CO, Oct 10-12, 2008.-keynote address
2008 Peppered Moths. In Regal, B. (ed.) Icons of Evolution Vol. 1. Westwood CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 221-250.
2007 History of Science in the Service of Middle School Science Teacher Preparation. Pp. 227-241. In Heering, P. & Osewold, D. (eds.) Sixth International Congress for the History of Science in Science Education: Constructing Scientific Understanding Through Contextual Teaching, Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany. Berlin: Frank & Timme.
2007 Henry Bernard Davis Kettlewell: Postscript. In Koertge, N. (ed.) New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp. 109-111.
2006 Myths about Moths: A Study in Contrasts. Endeavour 40(1):19-23

BOOKS & EDITED VOLUMES
2010 Rudge, D.W. and Kampourakis, K. (eds.) Darwin and Darwinism: Historical, Philosophical, Cultural and Pedagogical Perspectives. Science & Education 19(4-8)- invited guest editors
2005 Life Science for Elementary Educators I. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company [ISBN: 0-7575-1863-X].
1998 Klemke, E.D., Hollinger, R. & Rudge, D.W. (eds.) Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science (3rd ed.). Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.

TRANSLATIONS OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
2009 Rudge, D.W. Το γεγονός ότι έκανε λάθος καθιστά τον Kettlewell λανθασμένη ειλογή για τη διδασκαλία των ειστημών (Does Being Wrong Make Kettlewell Wrong for Science Teaching?) and Χρησιμοοιώντας την ιστορία της έρευνας άνω στο βιομηχανικό μελανισμό ροκειμένου να βοηθηθούν οι φοιτητές να εκτιμήσουν καλύτερα τη Φύση της Ειστήμης (Using the History of Research on Industrial Melanism to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science) in Zogza V, Kampourakis K and Notaras D (Eds) (2009) Teaching the theory of evolution: theoretical and pedagogical issues. Child Services Editions, Athens, pp. 317-336 and pp. 338-352. -invited chapters, previously published in 2000 and 2004.
2008 Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E. M. Ενσωματώνοντας την ιστορία στα μαθήματα των φυσικών ε_ιστημών (Incorporating History into the Science Classroom). In Koulaidis, V., Apostolou, A. & Kampourakis, K. (Eds.). The Nature of Sciences: Didactical Approaches. Child Services Editions, Athens, pp. 265-274. –invited chapter, previously published in 2004

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
2013 Lane, J. & Rudge, D.W. Using the History of Plate Tectonics to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science; Williams, C.T & Rudge, D.W. A Method for Improving Student Understanding of the Nature of Science Through the Use of the History of Gregor Mendel's Pea Experiments. Pp. 87-98, 175-185. In Heering, P, Klassen, S., Metz, D. (eds.) Enabling Scientific Understanding Through Historical Instruments and Experiments in Formal and Non-Formal Learning Environments, Flensburg University Press: Flensburg, Germany.
2011 Bierema, A. M-K. & Rudge, D.W. Teaching the Nature of Science Concept of Multiple Methods in Science and the Ecological Concept of Character Displacement Using a Historical Episode; Coleman, T.C. & Rudge, D.W. Darwin and the Culture That Shaped Evolution; Fulford, J.M. & Rudge, D.W. Rivers on Fire: Icebergs Melting, Using the History of Science to Teach the Nature of Science; Mamudi, W.O. & Rudge, D.W. The Historical Approach of Teaching Atomic Model. Pp 98-102, 150-153, 247-251, 467-472 In Seroglou, F., Koulountzos, V. & Siatras, A. (eds.) Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demand, Book of Proceedings for the Eleventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) and Sixth Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-5 July 2011, Epikentro Publications.
2009 Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E.M. A Study on Using the History of Industrial Melanism to Teach the Nature of Science. Tenth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
2007 Rudge, D.W., Geer, U.C. & Howe, E.M. But is it Effective? Assessing the Impact of a Historically-based Unit. Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. (Session 4.0.3)
2006 Howe, E.M. & Rudge, D.W. Using Explicit and Reflective Pedagogy and the History of Science to Affect Students' Nature of Science Conceptions: The Results of an Empirical Study. Proceedings of the 2006 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) San Francisco, CA, April 3-6, 2006.
2004 Rudge, D.W. & Burke, M. Lessons Learned from the E3 STEMTP Grant Project to Improve Middle School Science Teaching. Proceedings of the Teacher Preparation PI Conference Arlington, VA, March 14-15, 2004.
2004 Using the History of Research on Industrial Melanism to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science Pp. 761-772 and The Mystery Phenomenon: Lesson Plans Pp. 773-811. In D. Metz (ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group meeting (Winnipeg, Canada) - Available from the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group, www.ihpst.net.
2003 The Role of Photographs and Films in Kettlewell's Popularizations of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism (26 pp.). In W. F. McComas (ed.) Proceedings of the Sixth International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group meeting (Denver, USA) [File 120 on CD ROM]. Available from the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group, www.ihpst.net.
2002 Ethics and Experimentation: Do Unknown Risks Preclude Informed Consent? In Kenneth Cust (ed.) Twentieth-Century Values, an on-line archive of papers from the 27th Conference on Value Inquiry, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO. (http://www.valuenet.org/Papers/20thCentury_Values/20thcentury_values.html)
2001 Does Being Wrong Make Kettlewell Wrong for Science Teaching? in Rubba, P., Rye, J., DiBiase, W. and B. Crawford (eds.) Proceedings of the 2001 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED (453083) pp. 413-433.

BOOK REVIEWS
2014 Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives & Resources by Douglas Allchin. Science Education 98(6):1111-1113.
2013 Nancy Anderson and Michael R. Dietrich's The Educated Eye: Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences. British Journal for the History of Science 46:734-735.
2011 Derek Hodson's Teaching and Learning About Science. Science Education 95(1):186-188.
2007 David Mindell's The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 29(2):246-248.
2006 Oren Harman's The Man Who Invented the Chromosome: A life of Cyril Darlington. Heredity 97(2):136.
2006 Michael Ruse's The Evolution-Creation Struggle. Science Education 90(4):762-764.
2005 Ernst Mayr's What Makes Biology Unique? Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline. ISIS 96(3):469-470.
2003 John L. Rudolph's Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education. Journal of Curriculum Studies 35(6):739-742.
2003 Richard Creath and Jane Maienschein's Biology and Epistemology. ISIS 94(3):510-511.
2003 Judith Hooper's Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: Intrigue, Tragedy and the Peppered Moth. Journal of the History of Biology 36(1):207-209.
2002 Cryptic Designs on the Peppered Moth. (Review of Jonathan Well's Icons of Evolution) International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (Revista de Biología Tropical) 50(1):1-7.
2001 Evelyn Fox Keller's The Century of the Gene. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23(2):313-315.
2001 Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson's Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior. ISIS 92(2):379-380.
2001 Michael Ruse's The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates. Philosophy of Science Association 68(2):270-272.
2000 Recent Introductory Philosophy of Biology Texts. Journal of the History of Biology 33(1):181-187.
1997 Scientific Thinking by Robert M. Martin. Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques 17(5):350-352.

OTHER NONREFEREED PUBLICATIONS
2010 Rudge, D.W. & Kampourakis, K. Darwin and Darwinism: An Introduction. Science & Education. 19(4):319-321.-invited contribution
2002 Geer, U.C. & Rudge, D.W. A Review of Research on Constructivist-Based Strategies for Large Lecture Science Classes The Electronic Journal of Science Education 7(2)
2002 Lichens. and Selection. in Ness, B. (ed.) Magill's Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., pp. 632-634 and 941-942.
2001 Butterflies and Moths. in Irons-George, T. (ed.) Life Science: The Animal World. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., pp. 152-155.
1999 Sickle-Cell Anemia. in Knight, J. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Genetics. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., pp. 505-508.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
"Discovering a Unit's Mission", Academic Leadership Academy 2013-2014, Second Annual Teaching & Learning Bash, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 5 Sep 2014. - poster
Fulford, J. M. & Rudge, D.W. "Assessing the Impact of Historical Story Telling on Student Learning", 10th International Conference on History of Science & Science Education: History & Inquiry., University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, 22 Jul 2014. - talk
"Myth 21: That Melanism in Peppered Moths is Not a Genuine Example of Evolution by Natural Selection", Newton's Apple and Other Historical Myths About Science., Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA on May 10, 2014. - talk
Rudge, D. W., Cassidy, D.P., Fulford, J.M & Howe, E.M. "Assessing the Impact of a Historically Based Unit on Preservice Teachers' Views of the Nature of Science", Teaching Science through the History & Philosophy of Science. Boston University Interdisciplinary Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA on December 7, 2012. - paper
Rudge, D.W., Cassidy, D.P., Fulford, J.M. & Howe, E.M. "Assessing the Impact of the Explicit Reflective Approach to Teaching the Nature of Science", Ninth International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education: Enabling Scientific Understanding through Historical Instruments and Experiments in Formal and Non-Formal Learning Environments, Flensburg University, Flensburg, Germany on July 30, 2012.- paper
Rudge, D.W. & Fulford, J.M. "The Role of Visual Imagery in Textbook Portrayals of Industrial Melanism" Mathematics and Science Education, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, April 10, 2012.- invited seminar, paper
Rudge, D. W. & Fulford, J.M. "The Role of Visual Imagery in Textbook Portrayals of Industrial Melanism", Eleventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) and Sixth Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 1, 2011.- Presidential Address, paper
Leonard, W., Clough, M., Rudge, D., McComas, W. & Allchin, D. "What is the Nature of Biology? Four Different Perspectives", 2010 National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 5, 2010.- panel discussant
Rudge, D. W. & Howe, E. M. "Whither the VNOS?" 8th International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education (8th ICHSSE): Learning science and about science through history, Universidade de Sao Paulo Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brasil, August 19, 2010 - paper
"The Reception of Darwin's Two Theories: Then and Now", Reflecting on Two Hundred Years of Darwin, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, November 12, 2009- panel discussant
"How the History of Research on Industrial Melanism can Promote Learning about the Nature of Science", Darwin 2009 GEITONAS School Conference-Teaching Evolution: Theoretical and Pedagogical Issues, Athens, Greece, November 8, 2009 - talk
"How Did Kettlewell's Experiment End?", 24th Regional Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science , University of Colorado, Bolder CO, October 10, 2008.-keynote address, paper, received $500 honorarium
"History of Science in the Classroom", Cookbook to Inquiry Workshop, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC), September 28, 2007- talk.
"History of Science in the Service of Middle School Science Teacher Preparation", Sixth International Congress for the History of Science in Science Education: Constructing Scientific Understanding Through Contextual Teaching, Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany on July 14, 2006- paper.
"Kettlewell from an Error Statistician's Point of View", The First Symposium on Philosophy, History, and Methodology of E.R.R.O.R. 2006, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia on June 3, 2006- winner best poster award ($150).
"History of Science in the Classroom", Conference on Units of Historical Presentation in the Science Classroom, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada December 9, 2005.- talk
H.B.D. Kettlewell's Research 1937-1953: The Influence of E.B. Ford, E.A. Cockayne and P.M. Sheppard" Descended from Darwin: Insights into American Evolutionary Studies 1925-1950, a conference sponsored by the American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 2004. - paper

OTHER PRESENTATIONS (all papers unless otherwise noted)
Barot, A. & Rudge, D. "Formative Assessment in an Online Graduate Science Education Course"; Taibu, R., Schuster, D. & Rudge, D. "Teaching Weight, Weightlessness and Freefall: Conceptual and Language Issues"; Williams, C. & Rudge, D. "The Impact of Using History of Science on Preservice Teachers' Views of the Nature of Science" Michigan Academy of Science Art and Letters Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, February 28, 2014.
Barot, A. & Rudge, D. "Formative Assessment in an Online Graduate Science Education Course" Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, University of Minneapolis, MN, 11-14 Jul 2013- poster
"H.B.D. Kettlewell's Pioneering Use of Radioactive Tracers to Study Insect Migration, 1949-1955." XII Biennial Meeting of the International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 20 Jun 2013.
Barot, A. & Rudge, D. "A Lesson Plan Using the Discovery of the Genetic Material of the Cell to Develop Student Understanding of the Nature of Science"; Fulford, J. & Rudge, D. "The Portrayal of Industrial Melanism in American College Biology Textbooks"; Lane, J. & Rudge, D. "Using the History of Research in Plate Techtonics to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science"; Williams, C. & Rudge, D. "A Method for Improving Student Understanding of the Nature of Science Through the Use of the History of Gregor Mendel's Pea Experiments." XII Biennial Meeting of the International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 20 Jun 2013 - posters
Rudge, D.W. & Petcovic, H. "Earth Science in an On-line Environment" Geological Society of America North Central Section 47th Annual Meeting, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2, 2013 (Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 4, p.21) - talk
Taibu, R., Rudge, D. & Schuster, D. "Textbooks' Presentation of the Ambiguous Concept of 'Weight'" 2013 Spring Meeting of the Michigan Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, April 20, 2013- talk
Fulford, J.M. & Rudge, D. W. "The Depiction of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism in Textbooks" Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, April 7, 2013- poster
Barot, A. & Rudge, D. "A Lesson Plan Using the Discovery of the Genetic Material of the Cell to Develop Student Understanding of the Nature of Science"; Fulford, J. & Rudge, D. "The Portrayal of Industrial Melanism in American College Biology Textbooks"; Lane, J. & Rudge, D. "Using the History of Research in Plate Techtonics to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science"; Williams, C. & Rudge, D. "A Method for Improving Student Understanding of the Nature of Science Through the Use of the History of Gregor Mendel's Pea Experiments." Second Annual Graduate Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 22 Mar 2013 - posters
Fulford, J.M. & Rudge, D. W. "The Depiction of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism in Textbooks" Annual Meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Charleston, SC, January 10-12, 2013.
Fulford, J.M. & Rudge, D.W. "The Depiction of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism in American Biology Textbooks"; Lane, J.M. & Rudge, D.W. "Using the History of Research on Plate Tectonics to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science"; Williams, C.T. & Rudge, D.W. "A Method for Improving Student Understanding of the Nature Science Through the Use of the History of Gregor Mendel's Pea Experiments" Ninth International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education: Enabling Scientific Understanding through Historical Instruments and Experiments in Formal and Non-Formal Learning Environments, Flensburg University, Flensburg, Germany on July 31, 2012. -poster presentations
Mataka, L. & Rudge, D. "Incorporating the History of Science to Address a Specific Nature of Science Learning Objective" Annual Meeting of the National Science Teacher Association, Indianapolis, IN, March 30, 2012 -talk
Rudge, D. W. & Fulford, J.M. "The Role of Visual Imagery in Textbook Portrayals of Industrial Melanism", Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, October 21, 2011.
Rudge, D. W. & Fulford, J.M. "The Role of Visual Imagery in Textbook Portrayals of Industrial Melanism", 2011 Annual Conference of SHARP, Washington D.C. July 16, 2011.
Bierema, A. M-K. & Rudge, D.W. "Teaching the Nature of Science Concept of Multiple Methods in Science and the Ecological Concept of Character Displacement Using a Historical Episode"; Coleman, T.C. & Rudge, D.W. "Darwin and the Culture That Shaped Evolution"; Fulford, J.M. & Rudge, D.W. "Rivers on Fire: Icebergs Melting, Using the History of Science to Teach the Nature of Science"; Mamudi, W.O. & Rudge, D.W. "The Historical Approach of Teaching Atomic Model" Eleventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) and Sixth Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2, 2011.- poster presentations
"H.B.D. Kettlewell's Pioneering Use of Radioactive Tracers to Study Insect Migration, 1949-1955", Conference on British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives, School of History, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, June 18, 2010
Rudge, D.W., Pennock, P.H. & Howe, E.M. "A Study on Using the History of Industrial Melanism to Teach the Nature of Science", Tenth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, June 28, 2009.
"How Did Kettlewell's Experiment End?", Philosophy Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI October 3, 2008.
"Images as Rhetoric: H.B.D. Kettlewell's Use of Photographs and Films to Silence Skeptics ", Sixth Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CHSPS and HSS , Keble College, Oxford University, UK, July 5, 2008.
"Images as Rhetoric: H.B.D. Kettlewell's Use of Photographs and Films to Silence Skeptics ", Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, March 7, 2008.
Rudge, D.W., Geer, U.C. & Howe, E.M. "But is it Effective? Assessing the Impact of a Historically-based Unit", Ninth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching (IHPST) Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, June 28, 2007.
Geer, U.C. & Rudge, D.W. "Pedagogic Revision and a College Science Instructor: Impacting Views of Teaching and Learning", Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA, April 18, 2007- accepted for "works in progress" session.
Howe, E.M. & Rudge, D.W. "Using Explicit and Reflective Pedagogy and the History of Science to Affect Students' Nature of Science Conceptions: The Results of an Empirical Study", Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Francisco, CA April 3, 2006.
"H.B.D. Kettlewell's Research 1937-1953: The Influence of E.B. Ford, E.A. Cockayne and P.M. Sheppard", British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting, Leeds, England on July 16, 2005.
Rudge, D.W. & Burke, M. "Lessons Learned from the E3 STEMTP Grant Project to Improve Middle School Science Teaching" Teacher Preparation PI Conference Arlington, VA, March 15, 2004.
"Using the History of Research on Industrial Melanism to Help Students Better Appreciate the Nature of Science" Seventh International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, August 1, 2003- also served as session organizer
Rudge, D.W., Henderleiter, J., Collick, C. & Geer, U.C. "E3: Preparing and Serving Middle School Science Teachers," Annual Meeting Michigan State Teachers Association, Grand Rapids, MI, March 15, 2003.
Rudge, D.W. & Howe, E.M. "Using History and Philosophy of Science to Address Student Misconceptions About the Nature of Science" Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, March 22, 2002.
"The Role of Photographs and Film in Kettlewell's Popularizations of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism," Sixth International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching Conference, Denver, CO, November 10, 2001.
"The Role of Photographs and Film in Kettlewell's Popularizations of the Phenomenon of Industrial Melanism," International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology meeting, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, July 21, 2001.
"Does Being Wrong Make Kettlewell Wrong for Science Teaching?" Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis, MO, March 26, 2001.
"Does Being Wrong Make Kettlewell Wrong for Science Teaching?" Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, January 19, 2001.
"Kettlewell from an Error Statistician's Point of View," Philosophy of Science Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 3, 2000.
"Kettlewell from an Error Statistician's Point of View," Philosophy Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, October 11, 2000.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
The focus of my research has been an in-depth study of H.B.D. Kettlewell's classic demonstration of natural selection in the Peppered Moth, Biston betularia, from historical, philosophical and science educational perspectives. In addition to articles and professional presentations, I am writing a book devoted to this episode and how it can be used to help students learn science content, overcome misconceptions about evolutionary phenomena, and deepen their understanding of various issues associated with the nature of science. The book will be primarily historical in character, focusing on the comparative receptions of Kettlewell's work among fellow scientists and the public at large. But I am also exploring whether recent challenges to the legitimacy of Kettlewell's work compromise its pedagogical use as an example of natural selection. (A copy of the book proposal is available here.)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (see Teaching Portfolio for further details)

Undergraduate:

Life Science for Non-Majors

Graduate:

Issues in Evolution/Ecology for Teachers, Science: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, Science Education Seminar, Teaching of Biological Sciences

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE); International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST); National Association for Research in Science Teaching

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Advisory Board Member, WMU University Center for the Humanities (2010-present)
Chair, Faculty Specialist in Laboratory Instruction Search Committee (2008)
Member, WMU Graduate Program Review Team, Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences (2005-2006)
Member, Chemistry Educator Search Committee (2004-5)
Member, Ad-Hoc BIOS Assessment Committee (2004-9)
Chair, Biology Educator Search Committees (2001-2, 2002-3)

CONSULTING/REVIEWER SERVICES
Chair of the Advisory Board of Science & Education (2013-2014)
Member of the Editorial Committee of Science & Education (2004-present)
Member, Editorial Board, Science & Engineering Education Sources (2009-present)
Member of the International Reviewers Panel of Medical Science Monitor (2004-present)
Member of the Editorial Review Board of The Electronic Journal of Science Education (2006-2007)
Ad hoc Reviewer of Journal Manuscripts for American Biology Teacher; Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education; Evolution: Education and Outreach; Hereditas; Heredity; History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences; International Journal of Science Education; Journal of Geoscience Education; Journal of the History of Biology; Perspectives on Science; Philosophy of Science; Science Education; and The Quarterly Review of Biology
Ad hoc Reviewer of Grant Proposals for the National Science Foundation
Ad hoc Reviewer of Book Manuscripts and Proposals for Kluwer Academic Publishers (Science & Technology Education Series)
Member, Review Committee for Outstanding Paper Award, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST 2006-2008)
Reviewed proposals for Strand 13 (History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science) of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conferences (NARST 2002-2008)
Reviewed proposals for the Association for Science Teacher Education annual conferences (ASTE 2009-2010)
Consultant, Pearson Evaluation Systems 2008-2011

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Past President, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST) (2011-2013)
President, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST) (2009-2011)
President-Elect, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST) (2007-2009)
Member, Executive Committee, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST) (2007-2013)
Webmaster and Member of Program Committee for The First Symposium on Philosophy, History, and Methodology of E.R.R.O.R. 2006
Member of the Education Committee of the International Society for History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) 2001-2005
Served on the Selection Committee for The Marjorie Grene prize for ISHPSSB (2001)
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Michigan Scientific Evolution Education Initiative (MSEEI), sponsored by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) -1999-present


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