University at Buffalo

Randy K. Yerrick

Randy K. Yerrick

Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education and Engagement

Professor 10 Months

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

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

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4047
ryerrick@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

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.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Michigan State University (1993)
  • MA, Michigan State University (1988)
  • BS, Michigan State University (1986)
Awards and Honors:
  • S.T.A.R. Advising Award; Award given for excellence in advising across the GSE; Graduate School of Education, SUNY-UB; 2017-05-05;
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award; SUNY: Tools Of Engagement Project [TOEP]; 2017-05-01;
  • STANYS Excellence in College Science Teacher of the Year; Science Teachers’ Association of New York State.; 2013-10-30;
  • Outstanding Teaching Innovation Award; SUNY-UB; 2011-05-10;
  • NPACI Education Supercomputing Fellow; National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure; 2003-05-11;
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching Outstanding Research Paper Award.; National Association for Research in Science Teaching; 2001-04-25;
  • Outstanding Masters’ Thesis Award (Student: Andrew Gilbert); National Association for Research in Science Teaching; 1999-06-01;
  • John Keating Award for Teaching and Student Advocacy; Omicron Delta Kappan Society,;
  • PASCO Technology Educator; PASCO Inc.;
  • Apple Distinguished Educator; Apple Inc.;
Grants:
Grant:
  • "Investigating the Role of Problem Typology in Helping Engineering Undergrads Effectively Communicate Their Experience"; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (09/15/2018-08/31/2020)
  • Science, Technology, and Pedagogy Urban Impact Grant; Local; Catholic Health Services; Awarded; (01/10/2017-07/03/2017)
  • "Evaluating the Impact of the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment in New York." State Teacher Education Network Supplement; State; NYSED; Awarded; (02/15/2015-06/30/2015)
  • "Campus-based Clinically Rich Teacher Education Project." Campus Teacher Education Network; State; NYSED; Awarded; (01/01/2014-01/01/2015)
  • "Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy."; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (09/01/2010-10/01/2014)
Contract:
  • Exploring the Integration of Computational Thinking into Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Education; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (07/10/2017-06/30/2019)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • Glasgow, N., Cheyne, M., & Yerrick, R. (2010). 75 Strategies that work for science teachers, Corwin Press.
  • Yerrick, R. & Roth, W.-M. (2005). Establishing Scientific Discourse Communities: Multiple voices of teaching and research. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.
Journal Article:
  • Yerrick, R. & Simons, T. (2017). “The Affordance of Fiction for Teaching Chemistry". Journal of Science Education International. 28, 3. 232-243. ISSN: 2077-2327
  • Eastman, M. Christman, J., Zion, G., & Yerrick, R. (2017). “To Educate Engineers or to Engineer Educators?: Exploring Access to Engineering Careers”. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 54,3,1098-2736 DOI:10.1002/tea.21389
  • Johnson, J, Wesley, W., Yerrick, R. (2016). Exploring the use of tablets for student teaching supervision. iManager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, 12, 1, 8-17.
  • Ridgeway, M. & Yerrick, R. (2016). “Whose Banner Are We Waving?: An Examination of STEM Partnerships, Dropouts, and Identity Among Marginalized Urban Youth.” Journal of Cultural Studies in Science Education, doi:10.1007/s11422-016-9773-1.
  • Whelan, M. Ridgeway, M., & Yerrick, R. (2017). “Pushing Past Clichés: Latina and Black Women’s Perceptions of the Dietetics Major and Profession during Career Exploration” Journal of Latinos in Education.
  • Ross, A. & Yerrick, R. (2015). “What I Taught My STEM Professor About Teaching: Things A Deaf Student Hears That Others Can’t”. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 18, 1, 10-22.
  • Chowdhary, B., Liu, X. Yerrick, R. (2014). Examining Science Teachers’ Development of Interdisciplinary Science Inquiry Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices, Journal of Science Teacher Education. 8, 865-884
  • Johnson, J., Yerrick, R.K., & Kearney, E. (2014). Supporting Linguistically Diversity Students in an Era of Common Core Science Education Reform, Science Scope, 81, 23-31.
  • Shively, C. and Yerrick, R. (2014). A Case for Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inquiry Teaching Science With Technology, Research in Learning Technology Journal, 22, 1-33.
  • Struck, W. and Yerrick, R. (2013). Using Bill’s Box to Promote Understanding of Stoichiometric Problem Solving. The Science Teacher. 80, 10, 44-50.
  • Yerrick, R.K. (2013) Evaluating Students’ Responses to iTunes U as a Rich Media Delivery Solution for Teacher Education, International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 7,1, 1-18.
  • Yerrick, R.K., Johnson, J. (2013). Comparing Faculty and Students Understanding of Expert Technology Implementation, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 8, 4, 261- 276.
  • Yerrick, R. K., Thompson, M.K., Miller, S.M., and Meyer, B. (2012). “Initiating technological and pedagogical shifts in low achieving urban minority classrooms” International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research, 2, 7-15 . DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER11.041
  • Yerrick, R., Lund, C., and Lee, Y. (2012). Exploring Simulator Use in the Preparation of Chemical Engineers. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 18, 6. 1-17.
  • Yerrick, R., Lund, C., Lee, Y. (2012). Analysis of Active Learning Environments for Chemical Engineers: A Toolkit for Exceptional Teaching (TExT) for the 21st century. International Journal of Online Curriculum and Pedagogy. 3, 2, 1-24.
  • Yerrick, R. & Johnson, J. (2011). Negotiating white science in rural Black America: A case for navigating the landscape of teacher knowledge domains. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 6, 2. [Available DOI: 10.1007/s11422-011-9355-1].
  • Yerrick, R. & Schiller, J. (2011) “Who are you callin’ expert?’: Using student narratives to negotiate White science in rural Black America.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching.48,1,13-36.
  • Yerrick, R. and Beatty-Adler, D. (2011). Addressing Equity and Diversity with Teachers Though Informal Science Institutions and Teacher Professional Development. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 22, 3, 229-253.
  • Yerrick, R., & Gilbert, A. (2011). Constraining school discourse and its effect on lower track science students’ identity. Journal of Multicultural Discourse, 6, 1, 67-91.
  • Yerrick, R., McLaughlin, S., McDonald, S. and Thompson, M. (2011). “Collected from the cutting room floor: An examination of teacher education approaches to digital video editing as a tool for shifting classroom practices.” Journal of Contemporary Issues in Technology Education. 11, 1, [Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol11/iss1/currentpractice/article1.cfm]
  • Struck, W. and Yerrick, R. (2009). The Effect of Data Acquisition-Probeware and Digital Video Analysis on Accurate Graphical Representation of Kinetics in a High School Physics Class Journal of Science Education and Technology, 18, 5, 428-438.
  • Yerrick, R. & Johnson, J., (2009). Science Laptop Study: Laptops, Probeware, and Digital Media Transforming Middle School Science Students' Learning. Academic Intersections, 3, 2, 39-53.
  • Yerrick, R., & Johnson, J. (2009). Meeting the needs of middle grade science learners through pedagogical and technological intervention. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 9, (3), 280-315.
  • Yerrick R. and Alnakeeb, Z. (2008). How can we look toward the horizon, with our ears to the ground?: Some challenges to conceptualize science teacher education from a culturally responsive perspective. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. 4, 1, 45-49.
  • Yerrick, R., & Ambrose, R. (2008). Ascribing Legitimacy. Electronic Journal of Science Education. 12, 2, 132-170.
  • Yerrick, R., Roth, W.-M., & Tobin, K. (2007). The cultures of schooling and the reproduction of inequity Qualitative Social Research Journal 1, 253-272.
  • Yerrick, R. (2006). Globalizing Education One Podcast at a Time, T.H.E. Journal, Available at [http://thejournal.com/articles/19444/]
  • Yerrick, R. (2006) The Potential Of Portable Assets In Science Classrooms Podcasting to Enhance Science Teaching and Learning, Academic Intersections, Vol. 2, 1-12.
  • Yerrick, R., Ross, D., and Molebash, P. (2005). Too Close for Comfort: Real-Time Science Teaching Reflections via Digital Video Editing, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 6, 4, 351 - 375 .
Book Chapter:
  • Yerrick, R. & Radosta, M., & Greene, K. (2017). “Technology, Culture, and Young Science Teachers: A Promise Unfulfilled.” In Y. Dori, Z. Mevarech, and D. Baker’s (Eds.) Cognition, Metacognition, and Culture in STEM Education. Springer.
  • Yerrick, R. & Ridgeway, M. (2017). “Culturally Responsive Teaching, Science Literacy, and Urban Underrepresented Science Students,” In Marion Milton’s (Ed.) Inclusive Principles in Literacy Education, Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Yerrick, R. & Ridgeway, M. (2017). “Culturally Responsive Teaching, Science Literacy, and Urban Underrepresented Science Students,” In Marion Milton’s (Ed.) Inclusive Principles in Literacy Education, Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Bruce, D., Yerrick, R., Radosta, M., & Shively, C. (2015). “Affordances of Digital Video Editing Among English and Science Teachers.” In E. Ortlieb, L. Shanahan, & M. McVee, (Eds.), Video Research in Disciplinary Literacies. Emerald Press.
  • Yerrick, R. & Radosta, M., & Greene, K. (2016). “Technology, Culture, and Young Science Teachers: A Promise Unfulfilled.” In Y. Dori, Z. Mevarech, and D. Baker’s (Eds.) Cognition, Metacognition, and Culture in STEM Education. Springer.
  • Yerrick, R. (2014). “The Mathematical and Scientific iPad.” Sam Gliksman’s (2nd Ed.) iPads in Education for Dummies, p. 215-259, Wiley Publishers.
  • Yerrick, R., Liuzzo, A. Brutt-Griffler, J. (2011). “Building common language, experiences, and learning spaces with lower track science students.” In B. Fraser, K. Tobin and C. McRobbie’s (Eds.) Second International Handbook of Science Education, Springer Publishers.
  • Rodriguez, A. J., Zozakiewicz, C., & Yerrick, R. (2008). Students acting as change agents in culturally diverse schools. In A. J. Rodriguez (Ed.), The multiple faces of agency: Innovative strategies for effecting change in urban school contexts (pp.47-72). Rotterdam, Netherlands: SENSE.
  • Yerrick, R (2006). “Just a Shadow of Antwann: Exploring issues of race, power, and concern in rural lower track science contexts.“ In K. Tobin’s (Ed.) Teaching and Learning Science: A Handbook, Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
  • Yerrick R. (2005). “Seeing IT in the Lives of Children: Strategies for Promoting Equitable Practices among Tomorrow's Science Teachers.” Pp. 203-224 in by A. J. Rodriguez & R. S. Kitchen’s (Eds.) Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Diverse Classrooms: Promising Strategies for Transformative Pedagogy. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hillsdale, NJ.
  • Yerrick, R. (2004). Utilizing digital video editing to expand teachers’ views of science. In C. Wiegand’s (Eds.) Contributions to Academic Technology To Teaching in the California State Universities. Academic Senate Press, Sacramento.
  • Yerrick, R. (2004). Scientific knowledge as socially constructed: Engaging all students in science at the post-secondary level. In A. John’s and M. Sipp’s (Eds.) Addressing Diversity in Higher Education. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  • Yerrick, R., & Hoving T. (1999). Teachers and innovation: Examining technology initiatives through teachers planning and practice. In J. Pedersen & S. Tompson (Eds.), Excellence through partnerships (pp. 86–125). Greenville, NC: East Carolina University.
Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Yerrick, R. (2017). "Preparing Teachers: A Research Perspective." Keynote given at the Singapore Institute of Management Global Educators' Conference, Singapore.;
  • Yerrick, R.K. (August, 2017). “Culturally responsive pedagogy and social justice in science teaching: What would be indicators of success?” Invited talk to the administration and faculty of Anne Arundel County Public School District, Baltimore, Maryland.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Reviewer for Journal of Science Education
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • Reviewer for Journal of Research in Science Teaching
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Education
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • Reviewer for Journal of Cultural Studies in Science Education
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • Reviewer for Journal of Science Teacher Education
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
Professional Service:
  • African American Health Disparities Task Force
    10/02/2017-02/01/2018
  • Co-Founder of Science Educators for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • Program Committee for the Annual Conference of Science Educators for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
    06/01/2017-01/22/2018
  • Director of Electronic Communications: National Association for Research in Science Teaching
    06/01/2014-01/01/2018
  • Board of Advisors, Niagara Falls High School STEM Initiative
    06/01/2014-08/01/2017
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    Contact Information

    505 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4047
    ryerrick@buffalo.edu