David W. Allard, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology 
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone 903-334-6672 --  Fax 903-334-6630
Email: David.Allard@tamut.edu



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Education:

  • Ph.D. in Limnology: Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Science Texas A&M University. Dissertation Title--Littoral Microcrustacean Population Dynamics of Post Oak Lake.
  • M.S. in Biology: Stephen F. Austin State University. Thesis Title--Zooplankton Population Dynamics in Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
  • B.S. in Biology: Stephen F. Austin State University.
  • A.S. in Biology: Navarro College.
  • Additional study at Boston University, Boston University International Program at Oxford, England, and Texas A&M University-Texarkana
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Professional Experience:

  • June 2000 to present: Professor of Biology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Teach General Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, General Biology for Majors, Global Change, Endangered Ecosystesms, Limnology, Evolutionary Biology, Darwin and the Origin of Species and Graduate Science Education Courses, Online Earth System Science Courses for Teachers.
  • January 2004 - December 2009:  Dean of Graduate Studies & Research at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
  • September 1983 to 2000: Professor of Biology, Texarkana College. Teach Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Introduction to Life Science I & II, and Environmental Science I & II.
  • September 1986 to September 1995: Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Taught General Ecology, Elementary Science Methods, Graduate Elementary Science Methods.
  • September 1979 to May 1983: Instructor of Biology, Ranger Junior College. Taught Human Anatomy & Physiology, Zoology, and Botany.
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Other Relevant Professional Experience:

  • I am a trainer/facilitator for the following elementary and secondary science programs:
    • Microcosmos
    • FOSS-Full Option Science System (K-6)
    • Project WILD
    • Wisconsin Fast Plants/Bottle Biology Program
    • Project Learning Tree
    • National Gardening Association Grow Lab Program
    • CHEM-Chemicals, Health, Environment and Me
    • Stepping into Successful Science Teaching--Inservice program for science teachers.
    • Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
    • Texas Watch Water Quality Monitoring
    • GEMS-Great Explorations in Math and Science
    • SEPUP-Science Education for Public Understanding Program
    • Kansas State University GENE Project
  • I have attended PIMCES (Project to Improvement Methods Courses for Elementary Science)--10 day institute in Wichita, Kansas.
  • I have presented numerous workshops for elementary and secondary science teachers in Texas and Arkansas.
  • I have given presentations on science education at the National Association of Science Teachers Conventions, Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching in Texas, The Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, and The Conference for Two-year College Science and Mathematics.
  • Additional Training:  GLOBE Project, ESSTEP (Earth and Space Science Technological Education Project), Rivers Project, NASA Earth System Science
  • Project Director,
  • Selected Projects:
    • Earth System Science Education Alliance--Program to teach online earth system science courses for k-12 teachers--Funded by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies..
    • Texarkana Chemistry Education Project--A program to improve middle school teacher's chemistry content knowledge and pedagogical skills.  Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • Texarkana Environmental Education Project--A program to improve middle school teacher's environmental science content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and technology use.  Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • Northeast Texas Physical Science Improvement Project -- A program to improve middle school teacher's physical science content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and technology use.  Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • Texarkana Preservice Science Improvement Project -- A project to improve undergraduate science courses taken by elementary education majors.  Funded by the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative for Math and Science.
    • East Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching -- A continuing project funded 1997-2011 by grants from the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching. 
    • Texarkana NOVA Project -- Funded by NASA to improve undergraduate math and science courses at Texarkana College.
    • Northeast Texas Elementary Science Improvement Project -- A program to improve content knowledge of inservice elementary science teachers.  Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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Publications:

  • Allard, D. W. 1999. Collaborative Learning, Concept Maps, and Essay Questions. The Texas Science Teacher. 28(2):5-7.
  • Allard, D. W. 1999. Using Texas Watch in Your Classroom.  The Texas Science Teacher.  28(1):16-18
  • Allard, D. W. 1996. Schoolyard Symbiosis. Science Scope. Nov/Dec. 20(3):42-44.
  • Allard, D. W. 1995. Lindeman Publishes "The Trophic-Dynamic Aspect of Ecology". Pp 388-392 in Great Events from History II: Ecology and the Environment. Frank N. Magill, Ed. 1995. Salem Press
  • Allard, D. W. 1995. A Biological Scavenger Hunt. The Texas Science Teacher 24(4):22-23
  • Allard, D. W. 1994. Pond in a jar. American Biology Teacher. 56(6):372-373.
  • Allard, D. W. 1993. Hay infusion. The Texas Science Teacher. 22(3):10.
  • Allard, D. W., and C. R. Barman. 1994. The learning cycle: A sound alternative to current college science teaching. BioScience. 44(2):99-101.
  • Allard, D. W. and D. Dowdy. (1999). The Texarkana Preservice Science Improvement Project. In P. Rubba, J. Rye, & P. Keig (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1999 Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (pp. 1051-1057). Greenville, NC: Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED431626)
  • Allard, D. W., and R. L. Granberry. 1992 Osmosis Revisited. American Biology Teacher. 54(8):487-487. (Also published in Laboratory Manual for Biology: Exploring Life by G. D. Brum, L.K. McKane, and G. Karp. Second edition 1994. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
  • Allard, D. W., and C. P. Robardey. 1996. Join the Club. Science & Children. 33(4):32-33.
  • Ballard, G. and Allard, D. (2006, April). Applying adult education principles to college science teaching. The Texas Science Teacher, 35:1, 23-26.
  • Barman, C. R., and D. W. Allard. 1994. The learning cycle and college science teaching. A presentation prepared for the 1993 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. 1993 conference. Austin, TX. ERIC ED 362-235.
  • Brown, D. M., D. W. Allard, and C. P. Robardey.  2000.  A Cooperative Learning Approach To Studying Vocabulary In Science Texts.  The Texas Science Teacher.  29(2):31-33.
  • Robardey, C. P., D. W. Allard, and D. Brown. 1994. An assessment of the effectiveness of Full Option Science System training for third- through sixth-grade teachers. Journal of Elementary Science Education 6(1):17-29.
  • Van Den Avyle, M. J., D. W. Allard, T. M. Dreier, and W. J. Clark. 1982. Effects of diel phytoplankton migrations on chlorophyll a vertical profiles in a Central Texas pond. Texas Journal of Science. 36(1):69-78.

  • Book Reviews
    • Allard, D. W. 1997. Texas Mammals (The Mammals of Texas by W. B. Davis and D. J. Schmidly. 1994. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press. Austin, TX) Texas Books in Review. Vol. XVI; No. 3/4. Center for the Study of the Southwest. Southwest Texas State University. San Marcos, TX.
    • Allard, D. W. 1997. Caddo Lake: Window of Mystery (Caddo Was . . . A Short History of Caddo Lake by Fred Dahmer. 1995. University of Texas Press. Austin,TX) Texas Books in Review. Vol. XVI; No. 3/4. Center for the Study of the Southwest. Southwest Texas State University. San Marcos, TX.
    • Allard, D. W. 1997. The Elements of Teaching by James M. Banner, Jr. and Harold C. Cannon. 1997. Yale University Press. Biolab listserver http://biowww.clemson.edu/biolab/elteach.html. Clemson University.
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Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Science Teachers Association of Texas
  • Texas Association of Biology Teachers
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Awards:

  • Chancelor's Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Faculty -- Texas A&M University-Texarkana Alumni Association
  • Outstanding student in Biology--Navarro College
  • Project WILD Teacher Facilitator of the Year-Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • National Institute for Staff and Organization Development Award for Teaching Excellence
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