Professor of Ecology and Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002
1975 Ph.D. (Biology) Boston University Marine Program,
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
1969 B.A. Skidmore College
Selected Education Publications
Hartley LM, J Momsen, P Maskiewics, and C D’Avanzo. 2012. Energy and matter: Differences in discourse in physical and biological sciences can be confusing for introductory biology students. BioScience 62: 488-496.
D’Avanzo, C. 2009. Supporting faculty through a new teaching and learning center. Peer Review 11: 22-25
D’Avanzo, C. and D. Morris. 2008. Investigating your own teaching: faculty as research practitioners. Academe 94: 40-44
D’Avanzo, C. 2008. Why is Ecology Hard to Learn? Ecological Society of America Bulletin 89 (4): 462-464
D’Avanzo C, Grant BW, Morris D, Musante S, Taylor J, Riney J, and Udovic D. 2006. Design and evaluation of TIEE, a peer-reviewed electronic teaching resource. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 189-195.
McNeal A. and C.D’Avanzo. 1997. Student Active Science: Models of Innovation in College Science Teaching. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia.
Award & Recent Grants (since 2000)
2012 Eugene P. Odum Education Award, Ecological Society of America
2009 NSF CCLI (Lead PI) Collaborative Research: Improving General Biology Teaching with Diagnostic Question Clusters and Active Teaching
2009 NSF RCN (co-PI) Preparing to Prepare the 21st Century Biology Student: Using Scientific Societies as Change Agents for the Introductory Biology Experience
2007 NSF CCLI (Lead PI) Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses
2004 NSF CCLI EMD (lead PI) Enhancing Use of TIEE Through a Formative Evaluation-Practitioner Research Component
2002 NSF CCLI EMD (lead PI) Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology: Developing Web and CD-ROM-Based Education Materials Through the ESA,
2000 NSF CCLI EMD (lead PI): Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Proof of Concept
Education Editor, BioScience (American Institute of Biological Science)
Education Editor, EcoSphere (Ecological Society of America)
Editor, Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE; tiee.esa.org; Ecological Society of America)