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Wiles quoted in Bioscience journal article on teaching evolution
Jason Wiles, assistant professor of biology in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is mentioned and quoted in a journal article on expanding the understanding of evolution. The article was published by Susan Musante, American Institute of Biological Sciences program manager, in the journal Bioscience.
Wiles is mentioned for his participation in the National Science Foundation-funded Teacher Advisory Board (TAB), which has helped grow the Internet resources and teaching materials for ensuring the engagement of students in the science of evolutionary biology.
This past February, Wiles presented new research on how evolution is viewed and taught in predominantly Islamic nations during the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.
In addition to his appointment in the Department of Biology in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Wiles is a member of the college’s Department of Science Teaching. His research efforts focus on the teaching and learning of evolution. He has also written on policy and politics around evolution teaching in his home state of Arkansas and continues to work with teachers and students in the state. Wiles is also associate director of the Evolution Education Research Center at McGill University, Montreal.