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Morrison, Judy

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching & Learning
WSU Tri-Cities
2710 University Dr
Richland, WA 99354-1671

(509) 372-7176

Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Judith Morrison is interested in finding out students' understanding of science concepts in the classroom, in using science notebooks as a formative assessment tool, and in using scientists in the professional development of science teachers.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Morrison teaches elementary and secondary science methods courses, as well as a variety of science education courses and action research courses. She taught physical science, chemistry, advanced chemistry, and advanced biology at the high school level for seven years.

Recent accomplishments

  • 2011 Higher Education Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Washington Science Teachers Association
  • Morrison, J. A., Raab, F. J., & Ingram, D. (2009). Factors influencing elementary and secondary teachers’ views of the nature of science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(4), 384-403.
  • Morrison, J. A., & Roth McDuffie, A. (2009). Connecting science and mathematics: Using inquiry investigations to learn about data collection, analysis, and display. School Science and Mathematics, 109(1), 31-44
  • Morrison, J. A. & Young, T. A. (2008). Using science trade books to support inquiry in the classroom. Childhood Education, 84(4), 204-208.
  • Morrison, J. A. (2008). Elementary preservice teachers’ use of science notebooks, .Journal of Elementary Science Education, 20(2), 13-21.
  • Morrison, J. A. (2008). Individual inquiry investigations in an elementary science methods course. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 19(2), 117-134.
  • Roth McDuffie, A. & Morrison, J.A. (2008). Teachers learning about data display: Connectingmathematics and science inquiry. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14(6), 375-382.

Educational background

  • Ph.D Science Education/Integrated Science, Oregon State University, 1999
  • M.S. Science Education, Oregon State University, 1991
  • B.A. Zoology, University of Montana, 1979
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