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John Jungck



  • Higher Ed: Science 



Editor, The BioQUEST Library, 1993-(an electronic academic journal of BioQUEST modules). PI, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (Quality Undergraduate Educational Simulations and Tools in Biology) (1986-2005)- a national consortium of over 100 college biology educators and computer software developers who are producing biological curricular materials under the auspices of the Annenberg Fund/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1986-1990; National Science Foundation, 1991-2005; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1991-2004; Education Outreach and Training - Partnership for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (EOT-PACI), 1998-2003. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium received two EDUCOM Higher Education Software Awards for a "Distinguished Natural Sciences Curriculum Innovation" in 1992 and for the "Genetics Construction Kit" in 1993. It has been chosen as a Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) "Model Program" of science education that works in 1993. Both Science and the Chronicle of Higher Education have run feature articles on BioQUEST.

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected 1998.

Member, Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council, 2002-2005. Previously member of two task forces: Committee on Information Technology and Committee on Advanced Biology Education. Also, presenter at Life Sciences Board meetings; Bio 2010; and Biocomplexity Research and Education as well as planning committee member on Cold Spring Harbor-type workshops for research faculty.

Fulbright Scholar, Chiang Mai University and other universities, Thailand, 1985-1986. (Returned in 1992-1993,1995-96, and 1999-2000, Genetics Department, Kasetsart University and 1996-97 and 1999-2000 to lead workshop on "Computational Molecular Biology and Molecular Bioinformatics" sponsored by Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency, Graduate Research and Education Consortium in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.)

Board Member, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222,Palmerston North,New Zealand>Associate Editor, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 1983-1986; Education Section Editor, 1997-; Education Committee Chairperson,1996-; Society for Mathematical Biology.

Editor, Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 1988-1997; Editorial Board, Bioscene, 1985-1987; Past-President, 1991-1992; President, 1990-1991; President-elect, 1989-1990; First Vice President, 1983-1984, 1996-1997; Member at Large Representative, 1982-1983, 1986-1989; Honorary Life Member 1996-; Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE).

Editor, American Biology Teacher, 1984-1985; Member, Publications Advisory Committee, 1985-1986; National Association of Biology Teachers.

Editorial Board, Cell Biology Education, American Society for Cell Biology, 2001-.

Editorial Board, BioSystems: Journal of Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Origins and Evolution, 1980-1985.

Editorial Board, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 2002-

Associate Editor, 1997-, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Education, American Asociation for Computers in Education

Consulting Editor, 1995-, Kansas School Naturalist

Biology Software Editor, CONDUIT, University of Iowa, 1986-1989.

POSITIONS (continued):

Mina Shaughnessy Scholar, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education, 1983-1984.

FTSG (FIPSE Technology Study Group) participant, 1985-1986.

National Science Teachers Association - Ohaus Award for Outstanding Innovations in College Science Teaching, 1984.

Speaker, session chairperson, or participant in over twenty-five Gordon Research Conferences (Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics; Origins of Life; Colloid Chemistry, Science Edcuation in Chemistry, Microbiology Education).

Member of Executive Boards, Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences (CELS), 1993-98; Workshop Mathematics, Dickinson College; Genetics Education Network and Enhancement (GENE) project, Kansas State University; Enhancement of Biological Education (EBE), Drexel University, 1992-1996; Long Island Consortium on Interconnected Learning (LICIC), 1996-; SUNY Stony Brook.

External review committees: Washington University and Millikin University, - chaired external review committees on biology; and Brown University, University of Hartford, Wabash College, Murray State University, Appalachian State University, and Aurora University biology programs- served on external review committees.

Member, Organizing Committee, 1991 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB). Member, Nominating Committee, 1989-91, 1995-97; Member, Education Committee, 1997-99.

Public Affairs Committee Representative, History of Biology section of the American Society of Zoologists, 1990-1991. Member, Nominating Committee, 1990-1991, History of Biology section; Section Chair-elect, 1991-1993, History of Biology section.


Mead Chair of the Sciences and Professor of Biology 1996-
Chairperson and Professor of Biology 1984 - 1996
Chairperson and Associate Professor of Biology 1979-1984
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511 (Tenured 1982)

Honorary Professor of Science Education, 1989 - present,
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706

Visiting Professor 1992-1993; 1995-1996; 1996-1997; 1999-2000
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science
Kasetsart University, Bangkhen, Bangkok 10910, Thailand

Fulbright Scholar 1985-1986; Faculty of Education (Mathematics Education & Science Education; Educational Technology), Visiting Professor 1999-2000, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50002, Thailand

Associate Professor of Biology 1978 -1979
Assistant Professor of Biology 1975-1978
Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York 13676

Assistant Professor of Biology 1971-1975
Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

Part-time professor 1972-1974
New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, New Hampshire

NASA Research Associate, 1968-1971
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Evolution,
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Part-time professor 1968-1971
Miami Dade Community College (both North and South Campuses)

Instructor, Genetics, 1966-1968
NIH Pre-doctoral Research Assistant, 1966-1967
NDEA IV Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellow, 1967-1968
Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 


bioinformatics, molecular evolution, mathematical biology, college and university biology education reform, software designer 


John R. Jungck, Editor, (1998-), The BioQUEST Library V & VI (2002). Academic Press: San Diego, California;
Also co-author of seven modules:
(1) Genetics Construction Kit (with John Calley)
(2) Microbial Genetics Construction Kit (with John Calley)
(3) Inherit (with Patti Soderberg and Ben Jones)
(4) Introduction to BioQUEST: Problem Posing, Problem Solving, and Persuasion in Biological Investigations (with Jim Stewart and Nils Peterson)
(5) BIRDD (Beagle Investigation Returns with Darwinian Data): Darwin Finch Data Resource (with Frank Price, Sam Donovan, & Jim Stewart)
(6) Benzer: Ordering Food Webs, Restriction Maps, and Sequences (with Vince Streif, Stephen Everse, & Ivica Ceraj)
(7) Pedigree Construction Kit (with John Calley)

John R. Jungck, Ethel D. Stanley, and Marion Field Fass, editors. (2003). Microbes Count! Problem Posing, Problem Solving, and Peer Persuasion in Microbiology. American Society for Microbiology Press: Washington, D.C.

John R. Jungck, (1997), Realities of Radical reform: Reconstructing "Chilly Climates" into "Collaborative Communities" - Sharing BioQUEST Experience. In Ann P. McNeal and Charlene D'Avanzo, Editors, Student Active Science: Models of Innovation in College Science Teaching, Saunders College Publishing: Philadelphia, pages 21-45.

John R. Jungck, (1997), Ten Equations that Changed Biology: Mathematics in Problem-Solving Biology Curricula. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching 23 (1): 11-36 (May).>
John R. Jungck, (1996), Ignorance, Error, and Chaos: Local Learning/Global Research. Published in Japanese as "Muchi, shippai soshite konnton" in Gendai shisou, (Japanese Journal of Contemporary Thought or Modern Thought) 24 (11): 363-376. (See English version on my web site: ).