Elly Vandegrift is the Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program and a Senior Instructor of Biology. Elly has taught Biology and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.
With the Science Literacy Program, Elly supports classroom experiences to make science interesting, engaging, and relevant for all students. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology is from Earlham College and a graduate degree in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University.
Elly is a member of the Leadership Team for the Regional and Mobile Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching.
HC 441: Bread 101
BIO/CHEM 140: Science, Policy, and Biology
CAS 101H: Reacting to the Past – Kansas 1999: Evolution and Creation Science
CAS 409: Practicum Science Literacy Program Scholars
BIO 407/507: Seminar Teaching Science
2017 Thomas F. Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy, University of Oregon
2016-17 Williams Fellow for Teaching Excellence, University of Oregon
2016-18 Scientific Teaching Education Mentor
2015 Pedagogy Award for Bread 101, Association for the Study of Food and Society
- 2013-2018 Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching
- 2017. Regional Reacting to the Past Conference, George Fox University, Gamemaster for The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the “New Cosmology,” and the Catholic Church, 1616-33.
- 2016. Space and Technology as Catalysts for Pedagogical Transformation, NWeLearn Conference, Eugene, OR with H. Chu and J. Magoto.
- 2016. Supporting Classroom Innovation with Our Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club, NWBIO, Eugene, OR, with J. Mueller.
- 2015. Experience Backward Design in Practice: Start with the End in Mind. NWBIO, Vancouver, BC. with S. Dawson.
- 2015. Backwards Design in Practice. Lily Conference on College and University Teaching. Newport Beach CA, with S. Dawson.
- 2015. Teaching for the 21st Century. AAC&U Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, with A.B. Mulnix, S.R. Chaudhury, and J.R. Yates.
- 2014. Thinking Skills for the 21st Century: Teaching for Transfer. AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, with A.B. Mulnix, S.R. Chaudhury and J.R. Yates.
- Vandegrift, E. V., Mulnix, A. B., Yates, J. R., & Chaudhury, S. R. (2018). Workshopping a Workshop: Collaborative Design in Educational Development. To Improve the Academy, 37(2), 207-227.
- Barber, N.B., A.D. Hocker, E.V.H. Vandegrift (2018). Uncovering Student Learning in Courses for Non-science Majors. SABER West Poster
- Vandegrift, E.V.H., S. Dawson. (2016). Sex and Gender: What Does it Mean to be Female or Male? CourseSource. 3:1-6.
- Mulnix, A.B. E.V.H. Vandegrift, and S.R. Chadhury. (2016). How Important is Achieving Equity in STEM Education to You? Journal of College Science Teaching. 45(4).
- Chadhury, S.R., L Mandeltort, A.B. Mulnix, E.V.H. Vandegrift, and J.B. Yates. Using Scientific Visualization to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Core Concepts (2015). In Eds D.M. Baylen, A. D’Alba. Essentials of Using and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy — Visualizing Learning. Springer.
- Mulnix, A.B. and E.V.H. Vandegrift. 2014. A Tipping Point in STEM Education Reform. Journal of College Science Teaching. 43(3):12-14.
Science Literacy Program Press
- Sussman, B. 2018. It’s an incredible time to be studying STEM fields at many of Northwest’s largest colleges. The Oregonian.
- Blancett, M. 2017. Science teachers go back to school to hone classroom skills. Around the O.
- Brookshire, B. 2016. These scientists study plants and animals by land sea and air. Science News for Students.
- Mendoza, M. 2015. Science for the rest of us: UO fights for science literacy. Oregon Daily Emerald.
- Berrett, D. 2015. Teaching science so it sticks. Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Taylor, L. 2015. Telling the story of scientific research. Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
- Henderson, B. 2015. Bread 101. Oregon Quarterly.
- Barlow, J. 2014. The bread dough did rise. Around the O.
- Rumbarger, L. 2013. The science of good teaching: Program invites wide-ranging innovation. TEPBlog.