ology, animal behavior, mammalian and human physiology, and tropical ecology. He was elected as a fellow in education of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and masters’ and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rhode Island.

Cynthia Wei is a National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow, working at the National Academy of Sciences with Dr. Jay Labov (through December 2011). Dr. Wei recently completed an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education, where she worked on a wide range of issues in STEM education, focusing primarily on biology education and climate change education. She has diverse teaching experiences as a K-6 general science teacher, high school biology teacher, and university instructor, and she has taught college-level courses including introduction to zoology, introduction to animal behavior, field animal behavior, and biology and society. She is also an active member of the Animal Behavior Society’s Education Committee, and co-organized a recent education workshop, Vision, Change, and the Case Study Approach. Dr. Wei received a dual-degree Ph.D. in zoology and ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University. She also was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln’s Avian Cognition Laboratory.



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