José Bonner

José Bonner

Emeritus Professor, Biology

  • Simon Hall 205C
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  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977


One of the most significant problems in the US today is the continuing decline in science literacy. As part of a program to address this problem, I have begun teaching biology to non-majors. This not only offers a small step in improving scientific understanding among non-scientists, but it also provides a student-learning laboratory in which to investigate the issues that prove difficult for students, and to identify methods to overcome these difficulties. I have specifically chosen to publish many of my findings in the National Science Teachers’ Association’s (NSTA) publication, The Science Teacher, which is widely read by K-12 teachers.