Louis S. Nadelson is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. His research agenda is conducted within the context of STEM education and includes aspects of conceptual change, inquiry, and pre-service and in-service teacher education. He has published evolution education research ranging from teacher perceptions of teaching evolution to the impact of the Understanding Evolution website on preservice teachers’ perceptions of evolution and nature of science. He has collaborated on the development of a measure of understanding of macroevolution instrument and a scale assessing evolution acceptance along different evolutionary contexts.
Most recently he collaborated on a study examining the evaluation acceptance on an international scale. Nadelson has earned a B.S. degree in Biological and Physics Science from Colorado State University, a B.A. with concentrations in computing, mathematics and physics from The Evergreen State University, a Secondary Teaching Certificate from University of Puget Sound, an M. Ed. in Instructional Technology Leadership from Western Washington University and a Ph.D. (research-based, not theoretical) in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He enjoys exploring life with his wife Sandie as they garden, play with their dogs, travel, and create found metal welded sculptures.
Nadelson, L. S. & Nadelson, S. G. (2010). K-8 educators perceptions and preparedness for teaching evolution topics, Journal of Science Teacher Education. 21(7), 843–858.
Nadelson, L. S. & Sinatra, G. M. (2009). Educational professionals understanding and acceptance of evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 7(4), 490-516.
Nadelson, L. S., & Southerland, S. A. (2010). Development and evaluation for a measuring understanding of macroevolutionary concepts: Introducing the MUM. Journal of Experimental Education, 78(2), 151-190.