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Proceedings of the 2017 National Astronomy Teaching Summit Paperback – July 27, 2017
About the Author
Professor Timothy F. Slater holds an endowed chair at the University of Wyoming as the University Excellence in Higher Education Professor of Science Education. . Slater and his graduate students conduct research on how people learn science. He has authored 16 books, published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and been awarded more than $20 million dollars in federal grants. He is the winner of numerous teaching and research awards, and has traveled the globe sharing his excitement for scientific discovery.Prior to joining the University of Wyoming, Dr. Slater was an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona. He is noted for being the first astronomy professor in the country to earn tenure -- not based on traditional astronomy research -- but instead based on his research on the teaching of astronomy. A native of Kansas, Dr. Slater earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Clemson University, and holds two undergraduate degrees from Kansas State University. Known widely as "the professors' professor," Dr. Slater has dedicated his career to helping people become better teachers. He is the Senior Blogger for the Society of College Science Teachers and has conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of professors and teachers over the last several decades.
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