Joel J. Mintzes, FLAG Lead Fellow
Joel J. Mintzes is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Adjunct Professor of Science Education at North Carolina State University. His research group investigates problems of conceptual development and cognitive processes in biology. In addition to his recently edited books (with James H. Wandersee and Joseph D. Novak), Teaching Science for Understanding: A Human Constructivist View, and Assessing Science Understanding: A Human Constructivist View (San Diego: Academic Press), he served as Director of Research of The Private Universe Project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Mintzes has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Science Education and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching. He has taught majors and non-majors courses in introductory biology for 25 years.