University at Buffalo

Sameer Honwad

Sameer Honwad

Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Cultural Studies; Diversity; Cognition; Environmental Education; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Global Issues; International Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Learning Communities; Learning Design; Science Education; Problem Based Learning; Research Design

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455

Professional Summary:

My research focuses on environmental decision-making processes and how students merge different knowledge systems to make sustainable environmental decisions pertaining to their everyday life.
Some of my latest projects can be found at

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Learning Design and Technology (2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • National Academy/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship; Spencer Foundation; 2012-05-05;
  • Native American Youth Learning About Environmental Sciences, Related Careers and Engaging Their Communities through Podcasts; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (07/01/2018-06/30/2021)
  • Preparing Next Generation Scientists through Teacher and Extension Science Partnerships and Schoolyard Citizen Science Investigations in Elementary Schools; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (07/14/2017-08/31/2020)
Journal Special Issue:
  • Jablonski, E., Abrams, E., Honwad, S. Michel-Smith, Y. & Middleton, M. (2017) SMART: Systems mapping analysis research tool. In Finlayson, O. E., McLoughlin, E., Erduran, S., & Childs, P. (Eds.), Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2017 Conference. 1510-1522
Journal Article:
  • Honwad S. (2018). Merging Indigenous and Western Knowledge systems for Environmental Education in the Kumoan Himalayas. Journal of Folklore and Education. 5(2), 180-194
Book Chapter:
  • Honwad, S., Abrams, E., Jablonski, E., Middleton, M., Hanley, I., Thelemark, C., Varner, R. & Eckert, R (2019) Connecting formal classroom learning to community, culture and context in India. Kaul, R & Verma, G. (Eds). Science Education in India.

    Contact Information

    505 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2455