Dr. Khadija Fouad

Biography

Khadija E. Fouad is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology at Appalachian State University. She previously taught high school science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science, and also taught science in elementary and middle school.

Education

• Ph.D. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - Curriculum and Instruction for Science Education, Minor History and Philosophy of Science - 2016.

• Secondary Science Certification - Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. - 1997

• M. A. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Microbiology - 1989

• B. A. - Earlham College, Richmond, IN – Biology, Minor African and African-American Studies - 1981

Research Interests

• students’ and teachers’ conceptions of nature of science (NOS)
• effective NOS instruction for both K-12 and university students
• using history of science to teach NOS
• inquiry learning
• evolution education
• climate change education
• students’ alternative conceptions of science and how they affect science learning
• culturally relevant pedagogy to make science more accessible for underserved and minority students, including students from both urban and rural settings, and Muslim students
• teaching science in informal settings
• discourse analysis of classroom talk


Teaching Areas

• secondary science education
• history and philosophy of science
• microbiology.

Publications

Avsar Erumit, B., Fouad, K. E., & Akerson, V. L.  (2019).  How do learner-directed scientific investigations influence students’ questioning and their nature of science conceptions?  International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 7, 20-31.

Gray, K. L. & Fouad, K. E.  (2019).  Novel method for teaching the difference and relationship between theories and laws to high school students.  Science & Education.  Manuscript published online.  DOI:   
10.1007/s11191-019-00040-6

Fouad, K. E.  (2018).  Pedagogical implications of American Muslims’ Views on evolution, in Deniz, H. and Borgerding, L. (Eds.)  Evolution education around the globe.  Springer.

Fouad, K. E.  (2017).  Coaching to evaluate teachers:  What can effective teacher evaluation look like?  Islamic Horizons, 46(2), 26-27. 

Fouad, K. E.  (2016).  American Muslim undergraduates’ views on evolution.  (Doctoral dissertation).  IU ScholarWorks http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20879

Fouad, K. E., Wiebke, H. L., & Akerson, V. L.  (2015).  Using history of science to teach the nature of science to elementary students.  Science & Education, 24, 1103-1140.  DOI: 10.1007/s11191-015-9783-5    

Akerson, V. L., Weiland, I., & Fouad, K. E.  (2015).  Children’s ideas about life science concepts, in K. C. Trundle and M. Sackes (Eds.) Research in early childhood science education. Pp. 99-123.  Dordrecht:  Springer.

Fouad, K. E.  (2014).  Peter Ashton and Shorte treatise upon the Turkes chronicles.  In D. Thomas and J. Chesworth, Christian-Muslim relations:  A bibliographical history, volume 6.  Western Europe (1500-1600).  Leiden:  Brill.

Fouad, K. E. & G. D. Hegeman.  1993.  Microbial spoilage of tofu (soybean curd).  Journal of Food Protection, 56, 157-164.

Presentations

Gray, K. L. & Fouad, K. E.  (November 2018).  Novel method for teaching the difference and relationship between theories and laws.  Teaching method presented at National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Gray, K. L. & Fouad, K. E.  (March 2018).  Novel method for teaching the difference and relationship between theories and laws.  Poster presented at NARST - A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Fouad, K. E.  (March 2018).  Pedagogical Implications of American Muslims’ Views on Evolution in Deniz, H. & Borgerding, L. (Eds.) Evolution Education around The Globe.  Symposium presentation at NARST - A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Fouad, K. E.  (March 2018).  Interpretations of the Quran in the context of ideas on biological evolution.  Paper presentated at Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Fouad, K. E.  (Feb 12, 2018).  Science & religion:  Conflict or collaboration?  American Muslims views on the relationship between science and religion.  Talk presented for the Religious Studies Club, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Fouad, K. E.  (March 5, 2017).  Ethical implications of acceptance or rejection of evolution as perceived by American Muslim Undergraduates.  Paper presented at Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC. 

Fouad, K. E.  (March 1, 2017).  Pedagogical implications of American Muslims’ views on evolution.  Seminar presentation at Biology Department at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Fouad, K. E.  (Feb 24, 2017).  American Undergraduates’ Views on Evolution.  Paper presented at “Warm Up with the Humanities” Humanities Council at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. 

Ostwalt, O. (host).  (October 30, 2016).  Khadija Fouad interview [television program] in Jasmin Moore (producer). Religion in Life. Department of Communication Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  Archived at:  http://www.watchapptv.com/religion-in-life-season-4/

Fouad, K. E.  (2016, April).  American Muslim undergraduates’ views on evolution.  Poster presented at NARST - A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning International Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Fouad, K. E.  (2016, April).  Views of Muslim undergraduate rejecters of evolution – implications for teaching evolution to Muslim students.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Fouad, K. E.  (2016, April).  Belief in the special creation of humans as a means to reconcile scientific evidence with religious belief.  Paper presented at Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference, Muncie, IN.

Fouad, K. E.  (2015, April).  Compatibility of science and religion in the modern world in the context of biological evolution.  Paper presented at Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies Conference, Louisville, KY.

Fouad, K. E.  (2015, April).  American Muslim undergraduate students’ views on evolution.  Paper presented at Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference, Ada, OH.

Fouad, K. E.  (2015, February).  American Muslim undergraduates’ views on evolution.  Presented at Curriculum and Instruction Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Fouad, K. E.  (2015, February).  OK!  Nobody wants two minutes!  You’re not going to get anyone with an hour!  Using the pilot study to improve interview instruments.  Presented at Science Education Research Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Avsar Erumit, B. & Fouad, K. E.  (2014, February).  The effect of learner-directed scientific investigations on students’ questionings and their nature of science views.  Paper presented at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Fouad, K. E.  (2014, March).  Muslim students’ and teachers’ views on evolution:  A review.   Poster presented at NARST - A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Fouad, K. E.  (2014, February).  Muslim students’ and teachers’ views on evolution:  A review.  Poster presented at Curriculum and Instruction Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Avsar Erumit, B.  & Fouad, K. E.  (2014, April).  Science inquiry workshop.  Paper presented at 15th Annual Islamic Society of North America Education Forum, Rosemont, IL.

Fouad, K. E.  (2014, April).  Biological evolution: Wading into the controversy —Strategies for teaching Muslim students and Islamizing lessons.  Paper presented at 15th Annual Islamic Society of North America Education Forum, Rosemont, IL.

Fouad, K. E. (2013, June).  Using history of science to teach nature of science – Extending its use to include elementary students.  Paper presented at the 12th biennial International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Fouad, K. E. (2013, April).  Making history come alive to Islamize science lessons. Paper presented at 15th Annual Islamic Society of North America Education Forum, Rosemont, IL.

Fouad, K. E.  (2013, February).  Eureka!  Make history of science come alive to make nature of science connections, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Buck, G., Avsar Erumit, B., Harris, T. A., Erumit, S., Fouad, K., & Mills, M. (2013, February). Is There an App for That? Scientific Inquiry Enhanced by Smartphones and Electronic Tablets, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Fouad, K. E.  (2013, February).  An instrument to elucidate teaching orientations towards nature of science – Preliminary findings.  Presented at Science Education Research Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Fouad, K. E., Wiebke, H., & Akerson, V. L.  (2012, March).  Using the history of science to teach the nature of science to elementary students.  Paper presented at NARST - A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning International Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Fouad, K. E., Wiebke, H., & Akerson, V. L.  (2012, February).  Using the history of science to teach the nature of science to elementary students. Paper presented at Curriculum and Instruction Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Fouad, K. E.  (2007, August).  Effective science teaching with an Islamic perspective: Creating creative lesson plans.  Workshop presented at Lexington Universal Academy Staff Development Conference, Lexington, KY.

Dunn, T., Kaelin, N., & Fouad, K. E. (2004, July).  Effective data-driven management system guides instruction and learning.  Presented at High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Simpson, J., Addington, T., Fouad, K. E, & Overman, S. R.  (1995, April).  Identification of bacterial genera in solid waste composting at mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures.  Presented by Jennifer Simpson and Tiffani Addington at the Student Research Conference, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.

Fouad, K. E. (1989).  Tofu and its place in developing nations.  Presentation and panel discussion on High Technology Food Sciences for Developing Nations at conference on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations, Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Biology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8062

Office address
Rankin Science West 161