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Sara Wyse

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
    Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel

2010

Education

  • Bethel University - B.A., 2005
  • Michigan State University - Ph.D., 2010

Research Interests

Dr. Wyse's research interests in ecosystem ecology include plant roles in the global carbon cycle and wetland ecology. In addition, Wyse is passionate about researching student understanding of complex systems, and professional development of graduate students and faculty.

Courses Taught

Integrative Biology and Global Health

Environmental Plant Biology 

Economic Botany

Introduction to Research

Introduction to Organismic Biology

Awards

Bethel University Excellence in Teaching Award (2015) 

NSF REAL Grant (awarded 2014) - From the learner's perspective: Unpacking the why and how of model-based learning about biological systems.  Collaborative NSF REAL Grant with Michigan State University, St. Louis University, North Dakota State University and Bethel University.   

Publications

  • Soneral, PG., SA Wyse. 2015. Your tax dollars at work: A mock grant writing experience centered on science process skills. CourseSource.
  • Wyse, SA. 2014. Does it pose a threat: Investigating the impact of Bt corn on monarch butterflies? CourseSource.   
  • Wyse, SA. 2014. The 4-minute summary: Helping students recall, recap, explain the big picture and more! CourseSource. 

  • Wyse, SA, TM Long, and D Ebert-May. 2014. TA professional development in biology: Designed for and driven by multidimensional data. CBE-Life Science Education 13(2):212-223

  • Long, TM, J Dauer, KM Kostelnik, JL Momsen, SA Wyse,  E Bray Speth and D Ebert-May. 2014. Fostering ecoliteracy through model-based instruction. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(2):138-139.

  • Long, TM, SA Wyse. 2012. A season for inquiry: Investigating phenology in local campus trees. Science (335):932-933.  Press Release.

  • Long, T, S Martin, J Pierce, T Robinson, K Schmitt, M Thomas, and SA Wyse. 2012. Campus trees: A study of local phenology. Online supplement to: Long, T, and SA. Wyse. 2012. A season for inquiry: Investigating phenology in local campus trees. Science, 335(6071), 932–933. doi:10.1126/science.1213528.

  • Bray Speth, E, JL Momsen, GA Moyerbrailean, D Ebert-May, TM Long, SA Wyse, and D Linton. 2010. 1, 2, 3, 4: Infusing quantitative literacy into introductory biology. CBE–Life Science Education (9): 323-332.

  • Momsen, JL, TM Long, SA Wyse, and D Ebert-May.  2010. Just the facts?  Introductory undergraduate biology courses focus on low-level cognitive processes. CBE – Life Science Education (9): 435-440.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Ecological Society of America

Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research