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Sandra L. Westmoreland


Associate Professor
PO Box 425799
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5799

Office Location: ASSC 341
Office Phone: 940-898-2560
Lab Phone:
Fax: 940-898-2382

Teaching Area: Biology
Research Area: Electron Microscopy, Science Teacher Education


Position Date Institution Field
PhD 2001 The University of Texas, Arlington Quantitative Biology
MS 1998 The University of Texas, Arlington Biology
BS 1972 The University of Houston Biology

Major Academic/Research Interest


Eggshell Structure, Electron Microscopy, Science Teacher Education

Project List

Select Publications

Metoyer S, Miller S, Mount J, Westmoreland S. 2014. Examples from the Trenches: Improving Student Learning in the Sciences Using Team- Based Learning. Journal of College Science Teaching. 43(5):40-47.


Westmoreland S, Rich R, Garcia J, Weinburgh M. 2013. Shifting your current lab activities to focus on the practices of science. The STATellite. 57(2). August 2013.


Sieber C and Westmoreland S. 2013. Enhancing Vocabulary Acquisition Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom through the Use of Inquiry-Based Science Methods, Word  Walls,  and  the  Scanning  Electron  Microscope.  Texas Journal of Microscopy



Westmoreland S and Foley K. 2013. Facilitating Inquiry Investigations by Pre- Service

Teachers Using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Texas  Journal  of  Microscopy.



Westmoreland S. 2011. Scanning Electron Microscopy Used as a Tool to Facilitate Open Inquiry in Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers. Texas Journal of Microscopy. 42(1):114-16.














Courses and Teaching Responsibilities


Biology, Scientific Communication, Science Teacher Education

Project List

  • Principles of Biology, Biology 1113
  • Science in the Secondary Classroom, Biology 4593
  • Advanced Science in the Secondary Classroom, Biology 5033
  • Scientific Communication Biology 4293
  • Advanced Scientific Communication Biology 5293
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy: Special Topics:, Biology 5903.07
  • Portfolio in Professional Teaching, Biology 5981.07

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