DR. KIM C. SADLER
MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
B.S. (Biology) Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. (Botany/Ecology) Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.S. (Curriculum & Instruction) Middle Tennessee
Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction) Tennessee State
My current research interests are pedagogical questions
related to introductory college biology classes and what
students should know and be able to do; how will we help
students get to this place; and what can be done to improve
student learning to develop biologically literate
individuals? Other research areas are mistletoe
host-specificity dynamics and plant ecology of the cedar
Current projects have included the development of public
service materials, curriculum guides, and videos related to
life and environmental science education. Listed are just a
Sadler, K. C. (2001). Savvy Shopping
Instructional Programming Guide. Paid for and published
by an EPA Grant.
Sadler, K. C., Borowski, D., Grubbs,
K. (2001) Green Shopping for Tennessee Brochure. Paid for
and published by an EPA Grant.
Sadler, K. C., & Hargrove, K. L.
(1999). Noxious Neighbors: Exotics in Our Backyard.
Published by an MTSU Public Service Grant.
Sadler, K. C., Smith-Walters, C.,
& Hargrove, K. L. (1998). Exotic Pest Plants of the
Southeastern Forest Video. Produced by Middle Tennessee
State University in cooperation with the National Forest
Sadler, K. C. & Smith-Walters, C.
(1997). Microscope Activity Guide. Published by an MTSU
Public Service Grant.
I joined the faculty on a tenure-track position the Fall
of 2002 but have served as a fulltime/adjunct instructor
since 1989. In addition to teaching the nonmajors biology
course and biology for elementary majors, I have served as
a program consultant with the department of biology's
Environmental Education since 1992. I have served as
principal investigator and co-principle investigator for
thousands of dollars worth of grants and contracts that
provided funding resources for outreach programs for formal
and informal educators throughout Tennessee. I am a
facilitator-trainer for Project Learning Tree, Project
WILD, and Project WET and conduct numerous workshops
related to life and environmental science for teacher
development programs. I'm a member of the Ecological
Society of America, Mid-South Education Research
Association, National Science Teachers Association,
Tennessee Academy of Science, Tennessee Environmental
Education Association, Tennessee Science Teachers
Association, and Sigma Xi.