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Dr. Cynthia Moore

Associate Professor Emeritus
School of Biological Sciences
Science Laboratory Building - SLB 422
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I am a molecular biologist with interests in human cancer genetics and science education.

Teaching Interests & Areas

I teach the BSC 329 Human Genetics course as well as two courses in the Biology Teacher Education program. I am course coordinator for BSC 204, Biological Investigations

Ph D Microbiology and Immunology

Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

John A Dossey Award for Outstanding Teaching

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding College Teacher (Sciences) Award

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award

College of Arts and Sciences

Book, Authored

Seidman, L., & Moore, C. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology. Benjamin Cummings (2010): 789.

Book, Chapter

Knapp, A., Bomer, M., & Moore, C. Lesson Study as a Learning Environment for Mathematics Coaches. L.C. Hart, A. Alston, A. Murata (EDs), Lesson-study Research and Practice in Mathematics Education: Learning Together. Springer (2011): 153-164.

Journal Article

Knapp, A.K., Barrett, J.E. and Moore, C. J. Prompting Teacher Geometric Reasoning through Coaching in a Dynamic Geometry Software Context. School Science and Mathematics 116: 326–337, 2016.
Knapp, A. K. & Moore, C. J. Factoring Frenzy. Wisconsin Teacher of Mathematics, 63(3), 2011.
Moore, C., Chambalengula, V., Mumba, F., & Lorsbach, T. Curriculum and Instructional Validity of the Scientific Literacy Themes in Zambian High School Biology Course. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 3 (2008): 207-220.
Hunter, W., Thornton, C., Plantholt, M., Grogg, J., Moore, C., Chabalengula, V., & Mumba, F. An Exploration of the Content and Nature of Reflective Practices of Graduate Teaching Fellows in a School–University Partnership Project. The Chemical Educator 8.6 (2003)


Tired of Exams? Formative Assessment of Content Understanding Through Student Reflections. CTLT Summer Institute 2016. CTLT. (2016)
Using Student Reflections and Hands-On Activities To Measure Content Knowledge and Higher Order Thinking. 13th Annual University-Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning. CTLT. (2016)
Enhancing Student Participation in a Biology Class by Flipping Instruction. Teaching and Learning Symposium. ISU. (2014)
The Galapagos Islands: An Ecological Expedition. BEES Seminar. BEES. (2013)
Active Learning Strategies in the U.S. Classroom. Presentation to delegation of Thai educators. College of Education. (2012)
Development of an Upper-Level Hybrid Biology Course: What Worked (and What Didn’t). University-Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning. CTLT. (2012)
Hands-On Science Activities in U.S. Classrooms. Workshop for Korean biology teachers. ISU. (2010)
Integrating Science Content and Hands-On Inquiry. National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference. National Association of Biology Teachers. (2010)
Interactive Web Technologies for Collaborative Student Understanding of Biology.. National meeting of Society for College Science Teachers. Society for College Science Teachers. (2010)
Web-Based Activities for Critical Thinking and Peer-to-Peer Learning.. 10th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning. Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology. (2010)

Grants & Contracts

ATLAS Plan for ISU Biology Teacher Education Program. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Other. (2017)
CTLT Summer Teaching Fellow. CTLT. Illinois State University. (2016)
Addition of Hands-on, Minds-on Activities to Two Non- Laboratory Biology Courses. CTLT. Illinois State University. (2015)
CTLT Teaching Development Travel Grant. ISU/CTLT. Illinois State University. (2010)
Track 2, GK12 The PRISM Project: Enhancing Science and Math Educationb. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2004)