Faith J Weeks, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Faith Weeks

Contact Info

Science Complex 3101J
SC Living Laboratory Room 3131


B.A. Psychology; Elmira College,
M.S. Environmental Education; Southern Connecticut State University
Ph.D. Entomology; Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

science education
insects and related arthropods

Research Interests

I am interested in the role of insects and related arthropods in teaching life sciences to Pre K-16 students. My research focuses on how live insects can be used as models when teaching common biological topics, such as predator-prey interactions, trophic structures, and decomposers. I am also interested in how informal learning experiences, such as at nature centers, zoos, and summer camps, can influence public understanding of insects and related arthropods and their place in this world.

Recent Publications

Weeks, F., Gong, R., & Harbor, J. (2015). A longitudinal study of the effectiveness of a K-12 engagement program on graduate student learning outcomes. International Journal of Higher Education, 4(3), 188-198.

 Weeks, F., & harbor, J. (2014). Assessing the impact of a K-12 engagement program on graduate learning outcomes for communicating with diverse audiences, pedagogy, and community engagement. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), Article 16.