Dr. Abdi Warfa is an assistant professor of biology teaching and learning at the University of Minnesota. His group conducts interdisciplinary research that blends aspects of biology, educational theory, cognitive science, and educational research methodologies (with particular focus on classroom dynamics and discourse) to improve the teaching and learning of sciences at the undergraduate level through the use of inclusive and evidence-based teaching strategies.
Relevant Published Work
Kranzfelder P, Bankers-Fulbright JL, García-Ojeda ME, Melloy M, Mohammed S, & Warfa A (2020). Undergraduate Biology Instructors Still Use Mostly Teacher-Centered Discourse Even When Teaching with Active Learning Strategies. BioScience, Vol. 70 (10), pps 901–913, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa077
Kranzfelder P, Lo A*, Melloy M*, Walker LE*, & Warfa A. (2019). Instructional practices in reformed undergraduate STEM learning environments: a study of instructor and student behaviors in biology courses. International Journal of Science Education 41 (14), 1944-1961, https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1649503