Patricia Marsteller

Emory University

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<p class="MsoNormal">Professor of Practice Emerita in Biology

<p class="MsoNormal">Professor Marsteller received her PhD from the University of Florida in 1985.  She was appointed to the Emory faculty in 1990 as Senior Lecturer in Biology and Director of HHMI Initiatives. Professor Marsteller directed the Emory College Center for Science Education from 1997- 2016. Her academic work includes promoting access, interest and participation in science careers. She has focused on improving science literacy and providing hands-on research for undergraduates and curriculum development experiences for graduate students and faculty. She has developed programs that focus on attracting and retaining underrepresented students, women and minorities in careers in science.  She initiated the Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory (SURE) program in 1990 and the Hughes Undergraduates Excelling in Science (HUES) program in 1995.  In the 90s Pat cochaired the student concerns committee, and then chaired the faculty committee and then was the chair of the Emory President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities.  She was one of the cofounders of the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major and one of the leads on the NSF Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. 

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<p class="MsoNormal">She is currently working with the Emory IMSD grant and with several case-based learning consortia.  Pat was one of the three cofounders of Emory’s IMSD program. Professor Marsteller has a national reputation for faculty development and diversity work.  She is currently Chair Emeritus of the AAAS section on education and one of the members of Committee on Science & Technology Engagement with the Public (CoSTEP). This AAAS board- appointed committee supports AAAS’ mission to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” The committee’s work aims to support such AAAS strategic goals as enhancing communication among scientists, engineers and the public; providing a voice for science on societal issues; and increasing public engagement with science and technology. She is co-chair of the Diversity Inclusion Equity and Social justice working group of the Accelerating Systemic Change Network (ASCN). Professor Marsteller received the George P. Cuttino Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the Delores P. Aldridge Multicultural Award for Mentoring, and the Partners in Education Award for community service.

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<p class="MsoNormal">Professor Marsteller plans to continue her work with BioQUEST and AAAS.  She plans to remain involved in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity programs and faculty development. 

<p class="MsoNormal">Pat will be leading several national efforts that focus on Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM.  She is working with BioQUEST/Qubes on integrating open pedagogy, open education resources and social justice in biology and math curricula. She is working with the national network ASCN leading efforts to change policies and practices at the institutional, faculty and student levels">'.

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Website Content Contributions

Essays (5)

Universal Design for Learning: Examples for deep learning part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:DEI in STEMM Blog Series
Bryan Dewsbury introduced the concept of 'deep teaching' (Dewsbury, 2019). In essence, the model focuses on a sequential approach, beginning with reflection and self-awareness for the instructor and the ...

Other Contributions (3)

Blueprint for Accelerating Change in Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Curricula part of Transforming Institutions Conference 2023:Program:Workshops
Our group is developing a book and eventually a grant to support and give examples of curricular ideas that use Social and Racial Justice issues for STEM curricula. The book will aim to provide change agents, ...

Happy National Mentoring Month! part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Posts
Since Odysseus left Mentor in charge of his family, estates, and his son, the art and science of mentoring has been critical to guiding career and educational development. Like Mentor, I aim to be a wise and ...

How do we recruit, support, and retain diverse faculty? Reflections from our discussion series part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Posts
Equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice are foundational in effective higher education settings, including STEM disciplines. Our ASCN working group brings together communities whose work focuses on justice, ...