Edwin Barea-Rodriguez

Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Roland K. and Jane W. Blumberg Professorship in Biosciences

Phone: (210) 458-5481
Email: Edwin.Barea@utsa.edu
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Areas of Specialization
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neuroscience
  • Science Education

Brain Health Consortium


Ph.D. in Biopsychology; Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.A. in Biopsychology; Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A. in Psychology; Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

Research Interests

Dr. Barea-Rodriguez's research interest focuses on investigating and applying the best teaching practices in STEM education. Pedagogy is defined as the method and practice of teaching. Unfortunately, many graduate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines do not incorporate pedagogy in their training programs.

Scientific Teaching is a pedagogical method used in undergraduate science courses. The main idea of Scientific Teaching is to help scientists bring to teaching the critical thinking, rigor, creativity, and spirit of experimentation that defines research (Handelsman et. al, 2007). Scientific Teaching involves three major components, Active Learning, Assessment, and Inclusiveness.

Training Opportunities

Dr. Barea-Rodriguez welcomes students who are interested in investigating the impact of best teaching practices on student retention in STEM disciplines.


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