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Edmund A. Marek

Ed Marek

Department: Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum
Program Area: Science Education
Phone: 405-325-1498

Dr. Marek is a professor emeritus in the department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum.  Marek joined the College as a faculty member in 1983 and has experience in teaching, research and service with learning cycle science curricula and inquiry science teaching/learning. His primary teaching responsibilities are graduate and undergraduate courses in science education offered to preservice and inservice educators. He began his teaching career as a secondary school science teacher and, during those first eight years, taught high school biology.

Dr. Marek received the a) Henry Rinsland Award for Excellence in Educational Research the second year of its existence (1993); b) Linda Clarke Anderson Presidential Professorship for 2005-2009; c) Oklahoma Science Teacher Association’s Dr. Jack Renner Distinguished Service Award in 2008-2009; and d) Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education in 2010. Dr. Marek was inducted into the College of Education's first class of their Hall of Fame as part of the diamond anniversary induction of "75 Who Made a Difference".


Research Interests:

  • Teaching/learning methodologies
  • STEM education
  • Science misconceptions
  • Medical education