Department of Biology

Dr. Kim C. SadlerSADLER
Associate Professor

CONTACT:
Email: Kim.Sadler@mtsu.edu
Phone: 615.904.8283
Fax: 615/217.7870
Office Location: Fairview, 202D
MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

EDUCATION:
B.S. (Biology) Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. (Botany/Ecology) Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.S. (Curriculum & Instruction) Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction) Tennessee State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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 glades.

PUBLICATION RECORD:
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 few:

  • 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 Service.
  • Sadler, K. C. & Smith-Walters, C. (1997). Microscope Activity Guide. Published by an MTSU Public Service Grant.

OTHER:   
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 non-majors biology course and biology for elementary majors, I have served as a program consultant with the department of biology's Center for 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.