Randy Yerrick, Ph.D. is a Professor of Science Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also has also served as the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Education for the last twelve years. In his current role at UB he responsible for outreach, engagement, and strategic partnerships. His current collaborations extend across the public and charter schools of Western New York as well as UB and RIT’s College of Engineering and the UB Medical School’s Medical Education Excellence Research Institute. Professor Yerrick’s maintains an active research agenda focusing on two central questions: 1) How do scientific norms of discourse get enacted in classrooms and 2) To what extend can historical barriers to STEM learning be traversed for underrepresented students through expert teaching practices? Dr. Yerrick has accrued more than $11 million in grants and awards as PI or Co-PI. For his efforts in examining science for the under-served, Professor Yerrick has received numerous teaching awards including the Excellence in College Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Science Teacher Association of New York State (STANYS), the Teaching Innovation Award from The State University of New York (SUNY), and the STAR Mentorship and Advising Award from The University at Buffalo (UB). Professor Yerrick’s research has also won accolades in science education discipline receiving the Journal of Research in Science Teaching Outstanding Research Paper Award as well as the engineering education discipline receiving the American Society for Engineering Education Wickenden Award [Honorable Mention] for the Journal of Engineering Education. He has held fellowships in several organizations such as the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, the San Diego State Center for Teaching and Learning, and has served for nearly 20 years as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Professor Yerrick is also a founding Member of the Science Educators for Equity, Diversity and Social Justice.  


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