Dr. Dan Dickerson

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Daniel Dickerson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
MSITE Department
513 Science and Technology Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353



2016 – Invited as STEM expert panelist for the Fulbright Study Abroad Workshop, “Capacity Building Workshop: Bringing More U.S. Students in STEM to Czech Universities” in Prague, Czech Republic

2016 – Received the Seventh Annual COE Invited Faculty Lecture during ECU’s Research and Creative Achievement Week

2015 – As a member of the Gates County School Board, we were awarded the School Board Leadership Award from the North Carolina School Board Association

2014 - Invited to attend the GeoProgressions workshop, “Developing Learning Progressions for Maps, Geospatial Technology, and Spatial Thinking”, scheduled for October 9-12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington DC.

2014 - Elected to Gates County Board of Education for a four-year term in District 1 (Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina)


Dickerson, D.L., Cantu, D., Hathcock, S., McConnell, W., & Levin, D. (2016). Instrumental STEM: Development of a STEM Instructional Model. In L. Annetta & J. Minogue (Eds.), Achieving Science and Technological Literacy Through Engineering Design Practices. Netherlands: Springer. ECU

Hathcock, S. J., & Dickerson, D. (2015). Hitting the big screen: Urban youth activism through documentary film. In Ecojustice, Citizen Science and Youth Activism: Situated tensions for science education (385-396). Mueller, M. P., & Tippins, D. J. (Eds.). Switzerland: Springer.

Dickerson, D.L., Stewart, C.O., Hathcock, S., & McConnell, W. (2014). The nature and role of science kits in affecting change in public understanding of science. In L. Hin & R. Subramaniam (Eds.), (pp. 47-62). Communicating Science to the Public: Opportunities and Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region. Netherlands: Springer.

Dickerson, D.L., Hinton-Johnson, K., & Dawkins, K.R. (2009). Bridging the culture of science and the cultures of our students. In G.S. Taylor, K. Hinton-Johnson, & L. Moore (Eds.), (pp. 49-62). Teaching multicultural literature to help children understand ethnic diversity. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.


Stewart, C.O., McConnell, III, J.R., & Dickerson, D.L. (In Press). Socioscientific and epistemic dimensions of support for science: Associations with science education and religiosity. International Journal of Science Education. (2014 Impact Factor: 1.132 when accepted).

Katsioloudis, P., Dickerson, D., Jovanovic, V., & Millie, J. (In Press). Use of dynamic visualizations for engineering technology and science education students and implications on ability to correctly create a sectional view sketch.The Journal of Technology Education.

Unger, S.B., Pribesh, S., Bol, L., and Dickerson, D. (In Press). Students’ perspectives of NGO service-learning experiences: A case study of Operation Smile. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

Levin, D. & Dickerson, D. (2015). Making STEM REAL: Real, experiential active learning: An authentic interdisciplinary connection between the “schoolshed” and the watershed. Marine Technology Society Journal, 49(4), 126-139. (2015 Impact Factor: 0.678 when accepted)

Hathcock, S. J., Dickerson, D., Eckhoff, A., & Katsioloudis, P. (2015). Scaffolding for creative product possibilities in a design-based STEM activity. Research in Science Education, 45(5), 727-748. (2013 Impact Factor: 1.268 when accepted)

Katsioloudis, P., Dickerson, D., Jovanovic, V., & Jones, M. (2015). Evaluation of static vs. dynamic visualizations for engineering technology students and implications on sectional view sketching: A quasi-experimental study. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 79(1), 14-28.

Dickerson, D.L., Eckhoff, A., Stewart, C.O., Chappell, S., & Hathcock, S. (2014). The examination of a pullout STEM program for urban upper elementary students. Research in Science Education, 44(3), 483-506. (2013 Impact Factor: 1.268)

McConnell, W. & Dickerson, D.L. (2014). A real-world integrated STEM lesson provides opportunity for cross-subject teacher collaboration. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 73(8), 24-29. (Invited Article)*

McConnell, W. & Dickerson, D.L. (2013). Connections between the digital and physical world: Angry Birds. Science & Children, 51(4), 38-43.

St. John, K., Dickerson, D.L., & McNeal, K. (2013). Guide to aspiring authors. Journal of Geoscience Education, 61(3), 253-255. (Editorial)*

Dickerson, D.L., Hathcock, S., Stonier, F., & Levin, D. (2012). The great build-a-buoy challenge. Science and Children, 50(4), 62-66.

Stonier, F., Dickerson, D.L., & Lucking, R. (2012). An examination of views of science held by English-trained Chinese students. School Science and Mathematics, 112(8), 453-516.

Verma, A., Dickerson, D.L., & McKinney, S. (2011). Engaging students in STEM careers with project-based learning – MarineTech Project. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 17(1), 25-31.

Cook, M., Annetta, L., Dickerson, D.L., & Minogue, J. (2011). In-service teachers’ perceptions of online learning environments. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 12(2), 73-80.

Gunter, A.T. & Dickerson, D.L. (2011). Activity: Dress like a penguin. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 27(2), 35-38.

Stewart, C.O., Dickerson, D.L., & Hotchkiss, R. (2009). Beliefs about science and news frames in audience evaluations of embryonic and adult stem cell research. Science Communication, 30(4), 427-452. (Impact Factor: 1.436 | Ranking: 16/72 in Communication | 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.421 as of 9/6/13)

Dickerson, D.L., Dawkins, K.R. & Penick, J.E. (2008). Clergy’s views of the relationship between science and religious faith and the implications for science education. Science & Education, 17(4), 359-386. (2012 Impact Factor: 0.707)

Dickerson, D.L., Dawkins, K.R., Berry, III, R.Q., & Pribesh, S. (2007). Secondary earth/environmental science teachers’ aversion to videotaped self-study. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(5), 377-380.

Dickerson, D.L., Dawkins, K.R., & Annetta, L. (2007). Scientific fieldwork: An opportunity for pedagogical-content knowledge development. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(5), 371-376.

Dickerson, D.L., Penick, J.E., Dawkins, K.R., & Van Sickle, M. (2007). Groundwater in science education. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 18(1), 45-61.

Dickerson, D.L. & Callahan, T. (2006). Ground water is not a priority. Ground Water, 44(3), 323. (Editorial)* (Impact Factor: 2.132)

Dickerson, D.L., Clark, M., Dawkins, K., & Horne, C. (2006). Using science kits to construct content understandings in elementary schools. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 18(1), 43-56.

Dickerson, D.L., Callahan, T., Van Sickle, M., & Hay, G. (2005). Students' conceptions of scale regarding groundwater. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(4), 374-380.

Dickerson, D.L. & Dawkins, K.R. (2004).  Eighth grade students' understandings of groundwater.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 52(1), 178-181.


St. Laurent, P. (PI), Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI), & Hofmann, E. (Co-PI). (7/15/15-7/14/17). NSF PLR - Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Collaborative Research: Investigating the Role of Mesoscale Processes
and Ice Dynamics in Carbon and Iron Fluxes in a Changing Amundsen Sea (INSPIRE). National Science Foundation. $154,951.00.

Hofmann, E. (PI) & Dickerson, D. (Senior Personnel). (06/01/14-05/31/16). Engaging Community College Interns in Marine Infectious Disease Research (OCE-1216220). National Science Foundation – Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF 11-580) Supplemental Award. $83,465.00.

Dickerson, D.L. (PI), Katsioloudis, P. (Co-PI), Hofmann, E. (Co-PI), Garner, J. (Co-PI), & Sanzo, K. (Co-PI). (07/01/14-06/30/17). Policy-Ready Citizen Science. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training. $300,000. Submitted 01/28/14.NA14NMF4570263

Garner, J. (PI), Whittecar, G. (Co-PI), & Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI). (03/01/14-9/30/15). Project D’n’A: Building Blocks for Middle School Science Literacy. Virginia Department of Education – Math Science Partnership. $224,200.

Dickerson, D.L., Burgin, S., & Pollock, A. (1/1/13-12/31/14). Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. ODU NSTA Passive Sampling Project. $2100.

Fantz, T. (PI), Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI), & Katsioloudis, P. (Co-PI). (4/20/12-12/31/13). Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Fabrication using 3-D printers in space. $10,000.

Sedwick, P. (PI), Dinniman, M. (Co-PI), Hofmann, E. (Co-PI), Klinck, J. (Co-PI). (7/1/11 – 6/30/14). National Science Foundation – ANT (Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences), Collaborative Research: Impact of mesoscale processes on iron supply and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea (ANT-0944174). $325,834. *Dickerson, D.L. (Senior Personnel).

Crum, K. (PI), Myran, S. (Co-PI), & Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI). (3/1/11-9/30/12). Virginia Department of Education, Partnership for Teaching and Leading a Quality Science Program. $155,856.

Graves, W. (PI), Judge, S. (Co-PI), Osgood, C. (Co-PI), Bountress, N. (Co-PI), Raspiller, E. (Co-PI), Wojtowitcz, R. (Co-PI), Robinson, J. (Co-PI), Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI), Katsioloudis, P. (Co-PI), Fleener, C. (Co-PI), Reed, P. (Co-PI), McKinney, S. (Co-PI), Mathews, T. (Co-PI), Starling, C. (Co-PI), Hinton-Johnson, K. (Co-PI), Butler, C.J. (Co-PI), Oliver, M. (Co-PI), Pearson, K. (Co-PI), Adams, F. (Co-PI), Silva, K. (Co-PI), Chen (Co-PI), Dorrepaal (Co-PI), Zimmerman (Co-PI), and Finley-Croswhite (Co-PI). (10/01/09 – 09/30/14). U.S. Department of Education, Old Dominion University Teacher Immersion Residency. $6,054,007.64. *Dickerson from (10/01/09-12/31/10)

Verma, A.K. (PI), Dickerson, D.L., (Co-PI), McKinney, S., (Co-PI), & Bao, H., (Co-PI). (07/01/09 – 06/30/12). National Science Foundation – ATE, Marine career tech (MCTech): STEM careers in shipbuilding and marine industry (NSF0903255). $818,536.

Dickerson, D.L. (PI), Hofmann, E. (Co-PI), McKinney, S. (Co-PI), Klink, J. (Co-PI), & Nelson, L. (Co-PI). (07/01/09-06/30/12). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – BWET, Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats (NA09NMF4570008). $165,305.

Verma, A.K. (PI), McKinney, S. (Co-PI), Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI), & Brown, N. (Co-PI). (01/01/09 – 01/01/12). National Science Foundation – DRL ITEST, MarIneTech: STEM preparation through marine engineering, science, and technology experiences (NSF0833570). $1,273,308. 

Verma, A.K. (PI), McKinney, S. (Co-PI), & Dickerson, D.L. (Co-PI). (07/01/08 - 09/30/09). State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, MarineTech: STEM preparation through marine science/engineering projects. $120,000.