University at Buffalo

Sameer Honwad

Sameer Honwad

Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

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

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-2455
sameerho@buffalo.edu

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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 https://voicestohearcdatribe.org

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;
Recent Publications:
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., Coppens A. & Bhattarai, S. (2020). Weaving strands of knowledge: Learning about Environmental Change in the Bhutan Himalayas. Nordic Museology, 30(3), 62-73.
  • S. Gopal, Coppens, A., Clark-Vivier, S., Honwad, S., & Niphadkar, M (2019). Creating Podcasts as Science Learning. Science Scope
  • 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.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • International Symposium on Museum and Sustainability.;
  • National conference on Mediated Communication: Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Environment.;
Conferences:
  • Honwad, S. (2022). Learning about Environmental Decision-Making in the Bhutan Himalayas through podcasting. Paper accepted for presentation to the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.;
  • Honwad, S., Gopal, S., White, A., & Rish, R. (accepted). Creating Comics about COVID-19 to understand the intersections between Science, Community, and Equity. Submitted to the International Conference of Learning Sciences.;
  • Schindel, A., Honwad, S., Rish, R. & Waight, N. (accepted). Stories of Impact: Scientific Narratives and Climate Justice. Submitted to the International Conference of Learning Sciences.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Chandras, J., Honwad, S., Tirthali, D. & Kapre, A. ($10,000; 2022-2023) Finding New Pathways for Learning in Tribal Communities in Western India. International Society of Learning Sciences Emerging Scholars Program.; Foundation and Research Organization; International Society for Learning Sciences; Awarded; (05/01/2022-12/31/2023)
  • Engaging Artists Scientists and Educators with learners for environmental decisions-making; Federal; National Science Foundation; Continuing; (09/01/2020-08/31/2023)
  • Hip Hop and Science Learning in India; State; Community for Global Health Equity; Awarded; (12/01/2019-01/31/2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Contact Information

505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-2455
sameerho@buffalo.edu

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