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
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
& 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)
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)
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.
K., Dickerson, D.L., & McNeal, K. (2013). Guide to aspiring authors. Journal of Geoscience Education, 61(3),
D.L., Hathcock, S., Stonier, F., & Levin, D. (2012). The great build-a-buoy challenge. Science and Children, 50(4),
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.
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.
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.
A.T. & Dickerson, D.L. (2011). Activity: Dress like a penguin. Current: The
Journal of Marine Education, 27(2), 35-38.
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)
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)
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.
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),
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,
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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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
(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.
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
(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.
(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