Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education and Engagement
Professor 10 Months
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Access and Equity; Diversity; Ethnography; Race, Inequality, and Education; Urban Education; Science Education; Multimodality, Embodiment, and Digital Literacy; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Qualitative Research Methods
Randy Yerrick is a Professor of Science Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also has served as the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Education. Professor Yerrick’s work as a researcher and teacher educator focuses on two central questions: (1) how do scientific discourse practices get enacted in classrooms and (2) how can historical barriers to science learning be traversed for STEM students through expert teaching practices? Professor Yerrick’s career in higher education has been devoted to improving STEM education in K–20 contexts and coordinates his university and school collaborations for maximum impact and relevance. Dr. Yerrick has received awards from science education organizations such as the Excellence in College Science Teaching Award from STANYS and the Teaching Innovation Award and STAR Mentoring Award from the State University of New York as well as receiving recognition as an Apple Distinguished Educator. He has also received the Journal of Research in Science Teaching Award.