Faculty Profile

Ruthanne Thompson

Title
Director
Department
Biological Sciences
College
College of Science
Distinguished Professor
Teach North Texas
College of Science
Distinguished Professor
CLEAR Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign
University of North Texas

    

Education

EdD, UNT, 2003.
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Degree Specialization: Science
MS, UNT, 1996.
Major: Counseling and Human Development
BS, SMSU, 1986.
Major: Secondary Biology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023 Syllabus
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2023 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2023
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2023

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.305, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.700, Contemporary Biology, Fall 8W2 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.701, Contemporary Biology, Fall 8W2 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2022 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 8W2 2022
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2022 SPOT
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2022
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2022
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2022 SPOT
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2022 SPOT
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.700, Contemporary Biology, Spring 8W2 2022 SPOT
BIOL 1112.701, Contemporary Biology, Spring 8W2 2022 SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2022 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2022 Syllabus
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2022
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2021
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2021
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2021 SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2021
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2021
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2021
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.088, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.305, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2021
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2021 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 8W2 2021
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2021
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2021
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2021
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020 SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.305, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.888, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2020 SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2020 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 8W1 2020 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2020 SPOT
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2020
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2020
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2020 SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2020
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2020
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2020
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2020
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2020
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Summer 10W 2020 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.005, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Summer 5W2 2020 SPOT
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020 Syllabus
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2020
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2020
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2020
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 8W2 2020
GRSC 5000Z.003, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Spring 2020
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2020
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019
BIOL 1112.305, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2019
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
GRSC 5000Z.001, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 2019 SPOT
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Fall 8W1 2019
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2019
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2019
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2019
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2019
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2019
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2019
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2019
GRSC 5000Z.002, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Summer 10W 2019
GRSC 5000Z.004, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence, Summer 2019
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019
BIOL 1112.303, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2019
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2019
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 SPOT
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.302, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.304, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.305, Contemporary Biology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2018
BIOL 1112.001, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.300, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2018
BIOL 1112.301, Contemporary Biology, Summer 8W1 2018
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1112.010, Contemporary Biology, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2018
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2017
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5045.001, Scientific College Teaching, Fall 2017 SPOT
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2017
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2017
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2017
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 5910.725, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2016
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5045.001, Scientific College Teaching, Fall 2016 SPOT
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2016
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2016
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2016
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1132.002, Environmental Science, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2016
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2015
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2015
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Fall 2015
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2015
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2015 Syllabus
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2015
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
BIOL 5910.725, Special Problems, Spring 2015
BIOL 6910.725, Special Problems, Spring 2015
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Fall 2014
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
BIOL 5045.001, Scientific College Teaching, Fall 2014
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2014
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2014
BIOL 5910.725, Special Problems, Spring 2014
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2013 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2013
BIOL 5005.003, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Fall 2013
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2013 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2013
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2013
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2012
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
BIOL 5005.003, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Fall 2012
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2012
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2012
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2012 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2011 Syllabus
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2011
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2011
BIOL 5005.003, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Fall 2011
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2011 Syllabus
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011
PHYS 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2010 Syllabus
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2010
BIOL 5005.003, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Fall 2010
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2010
BIOL 4900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.301, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.302, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.303, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.304, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.309, Biology for Educators, Spring 2010
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
PHYS 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2009
BIOL 1132.004, Environmental Science, Fall 2009
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2009
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Spring 2009
BIOL 6940.725, Individual Research, Spring 2009
BIOL 5950.725, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
BIOL 2900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOL 1082.001, Biology for Educators, Fall 2008
BIOL 1132.003, Environmental Science, Fall 2008
BIOL 2900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2008
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2008
BIOL 1080.001, Biology for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.501, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.502, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.503, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.504, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.505, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.506, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.507, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.508, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 1081.509, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2008
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2008
BIOL 5005.004, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Spring 2008
BIOL 1080.001, Biology for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 1081.511, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 1081.513, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 1081.521, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 1081.531, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 1081.533, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2007
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2007
BIOL 1080.001, Biology for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.501, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.502, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.503, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.504, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.505, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.506, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.507, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 1081.509, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Spring 2007
BIOL 4900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOL 5900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOL 6900.725, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOL 1080.001, Biology for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1081.511, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1081.513, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1081.521, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1081.531, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1081.533, Biology Laboratory for Elementary Education, Fall 2006
BIOL 1080.001, General Biology, Spring 2006
BIOL 4900.779, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 6900.779, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 1135.503, Environmental Science Laboratory, Fall 2005
BIOL 1080.001, General Biology, Fall 2005
BIOL 1135.504, Environmental Science Laboratory, Summer 5W1 2005
BIOL 1135.503, Environmental Science Laboratory, Spring 2005
BIOL 1135.518, Environmental Science Laboratory, Spring 2005
BIOL 1135.503, Environmental Science Laboratory, Fall 2004
BIOL 1135.518, Environmental Science Laboratory, Fall 2004
BIOL 1135.525, Environmental Science Laboratory, Fall 2004
BIOL 4900.779, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Thompson, R. (2008). Student Study Companion to Life on Earth, 5th Edition.
Journal Article
Archibald, A., Hudson, C., Heap, T., Thompson, R., Lin, L., Demeritt, J. H., Lucke, H. R. (2023). A Validation of AI-Enabled Discussion Platform Metrics and Relationships to Student Efforts. TechTrends. 9. Springer. https://www.springer.com/journal/11528
Long, C., Harrell, P. E., Subramaniam, K., Pope, E., Thompson, R. (2022). Strengthening Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Physical Science Content Knowledge: A Three-Year Study. Research in Science Education. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11165-022-10071-9. Springer.
Harrell, P. E., Waid, J., Thompson, R. (2022). Using Inquiry-based Learning to develop Earth Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Research in Science and Technological Education. 33. Taylor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/crst20
Harrell, P. E., Subramaniam, K., Long, C. S., Thompson, R., Pope, E. (2022). Increasing Hispanics in the educator workforce: A science methods intervention to improve passing rates on an EC-6 science certification examination. Journal of Latinos and Education. 21(2), 11. Routledge Taylor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/hjle20
Heap, T., Thompson, R., Fein, A. (2020). Designing Teacher Professional Development Programs to Support a Rapid Shift to Digital. Educational Technology Research and Development. 4. Springer. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11423-020-09863-5
Kelly, A., Thompson, R., Mitchell, F., Kennedy, J. H., Ponette, A. G. (2020). Accuracy of long-term volunteer water monitoring data: A multiscale analysis from a statewide citizen science program. PLOS: Public Library of Science. 19. Open Access: Public Library of Science. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/
Harrell, P. E., Thompson, R., *Brooks, K. (2019). Leaving schools behind: The impact of school setting and working conditions on teacher retention and migration. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 30(2), 144-158. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1046-560X
Albus, K., Thompson, R., Mitchell, F. (2019). Usability of Existing Volunteer Water Monitoring Data: What Can the Literature Tell Us?. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. 41. Ubiquity Press. https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/
Premraj, D., Thompson, R., Hughes, L. E., Adams, J. (2019). Key Factors Influencing Retention Rates Among Historically Under-represented Student Groups in STEM Fields. Journal of College Student Retention. 28. Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/home/csr
Thompson, R., Serna, V. (2016). Empirical evidence in support of a research-informed water conservation education program. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. 15(1), 30-44. Taylor & Francis.
Fry, M. J., Hoeinghaus, D. J., Ponette, A. G., Thompson, R., La Point, T. W. (2012). Fracking vs. faucets: balancing energy needs and water sustainability at urban frontiers. Environmental Science & Technology. 46, 7444-7445.
Thompson, R., Bolin, G., Coe, A. (2012). Assessing the Degree of Integrated Learner-Centered Instruction on Student Outcomes in a Large Non-Major Environmental Science Course. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 6(1), 40. Georgia: Georgia Southern University.
Thompson, R., Bolin, G. (2011). Indicators of Success in STEM Majors: A Cohort Study. (212), 18-24. York, PA: National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Thompson, R., Coe, A., Klaver, I., Dickson, K. (2011). Design and Implementation of a Data Driven Water Conservation Program.. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. 15(1), 30-44. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ueec20/current
Thompson, R., Coe, A. (2010). The Right Stuff: Inquiry Training, Teaching & Transfer for Content Mastery in the Sciences. 8(4), 8. Hays, Kansas: Fort Hays State University.
Thompson, R. (2007). Investigating Minerals: Promoting Integrated Inquiry.
Thompson, R. (2007). Science Activities, Vol. 44.
Research Report
Thompson, R., Reeder, C. EEI - 10 year impact report.
Thompson, R. Dallas EEI Five Year Assessment: Indicators of Programmatic Success. Other.
Thompson, R. (2009). Dallas EEI Annual Assessment of Programmatic Progress.
Thompson, R. (2008). Cyberinfrastructure: Environmental Modeling.
Thompson, R. (2008). Cyberinfrastructure: Wireless Sensor Networks.
Thompson, R. (2008). Dallas EEI Three Year Assessment: Indicators of Programmatic Success.
Thompson, R. (2007). Cyberinfrastructure: Database Management.
Thompson, R. (2007). High Performance Schools = Highly Qualified Teachers = Highest Academic Achievement?.
Thompson, R. (2006). Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) Base-line Program Assessment.
Textbook
Thompson, R. (2009). Too Good To Throw Away, Dallas!.
Thompson, R. (2007). The Scope of Biology: From Cells to Ecosystems.
Thompson, R. (2006). Environmental Science: Laboratory & Field Activities.
Thompson, R. (2004). Private Whys?.
Thompson, R. (2002). Water . . . Works!.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Bland, D. M., l., Bell, V., Thompson, R., "UNT Digital Adjunct Faculty Training Academy," Sponsored by Office for the Provost & VPAA, Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (October 1, 2019August 1, 2020).
Hughes, L. E. (Principal), Burleson, M. (Co-Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "BIOFUELS: Biology Forum on Undergraduate Education in Life Sciences," University of North Texas, $4425 Funded. (October 1, 2015July 31, 2016).
Grant - Teaching
Fortney, B. S., Thompson, R., Terry, N., "(Resubmit) TNT AR SimLab Team Mentoring Grant: Developing Advanced Techniques in Teaching with Augmented Reality," Sponsored by The University of North Texas/Faculty Development, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (August 10, 2021May 1, 2022).
Thompson, R., Harrell, P. E., "Teach North Texas - Virtual Reality for STEM Teacher Preparation," Sponsored by Caruth Foundation, State, $300000 Funded. (January 2019December 2021).
Thompson, R., "TNT Innovations," Sponsored by Sid Richardson Foundation, Private, $100000 Funded. (August 2020August 2021).
Fortney, B. S., Thompson, R., Terry, N., "TNT AR SimLab Team Mentoring Grant: Developing Advanced Techniques in Teaching with Augmented Reality," Sponsored by The University of North Texas/Faculty Development, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (December 18, 2020May 1, 2021).
Thompson, R., Harrell, P. E., "TNT Augmented Reality," Sponsored by Sid Richardson Foundation, Private, $200000 Funded. (September 2019August 2020).
Thompson, R., "TNT Innovations," Sponsored by Sid Richardson Foundation, Private, $50000 Funded. (September 1, 2018August 31, 2019).
Thompson, R. (Principal), "TNT Innovations," Sponsored by Sid Richardson Foundation, Private, $200000 Funded. (September 1, 2017August 30, 2018).
Quintanilla, J. A. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "Texas Instruments Foundation Grant," Sponsored by Texas Instruments Foundation, State, $431000 Funded. (September 1, 2015August 30, 2017).
Hughes, L. E. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "Undergraduate Science Education," Sponsored by HHMI, Federal, $1300000 Funded. (20102014).
Harris, M. M. (Principal), Harrell, P. E. (Co-Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "Teach North Texas," Sponsored by Greater Texas Foundation & National Math and Science Institute, State, $2400000 Funded. (20082013).
Acevedo, M. F. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), Fu, S. (Co-Principal), "Research Experiences for Undergraduates," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $12225 Funded. (20092010).
Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), Atkinson, S. F., "Environmental Science QEP," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $12000 Funded. (20082010).
Thompson, R. (Principal), "Transformative Instruction Initiative," Sponsored by CLEAR, University of North Texas, $10850 Funded. (20082009).
Sponsored Research
Thompson, R., "Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $2252475 Funded. (January 23, 2019January 22, 2024).
Hughes, K. K. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), Kirshner, D. H. (Co-Principal), Evans, P. K. (Co-Principal), "Expanding and Strengthening the STEM Teacher Workforce," Sponsored by Department of Education, Federal, $4600000 Funded. (October 2018August 2021).
Thompson, R. (Principal), "Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $3014270 Funded. (December 2014April 2019).
Acevedo, M. F. (Principal), Fu, S. (Co-Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "Research Experiences for Teachers in Environmental Sensor Networks," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $499932 Funded. (20112014).
Thompson, R. (Principal), "Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $1703925 Funded. (20082013).
Thompson, R. (Principal), "Smart Schools," Sponsored by State Energy Conservation Office, State, $594000 Funded. (20082010).
Acevedo, M. F. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), Fu, S., "CI-TEAM Demonstration Project," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $249419 Funded. (20092009).
Thompson, R., "Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $500000 Funded. (20062008).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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