Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:15:43 PM Mon, 24 Aug 2015 
 Contact Information
Dr. Ruthanne Rudi Thompson
Associate Professor-Biological Sciences
Contact address   1704 Mulberry, Denton, TX 76201     Office LocationEESAT, Room No.: 310D 
Email  rudi@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 891-6713    Contact Number: (940) 565-2694    Fax No: (940) 565-4912   
Keywords science education, environmental science, science efficacy   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction UNT 2003
MS Counseling and Human Development UNT 1996
BS Secondary Biology SMSU 1986
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015CHEM4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction  
Fall 2015BIOL4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction  
Fall 2015BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Spring 2015BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Fall 2014BIOL5045001Teaching Life Sciences  
Fall 2014BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Spring 2014BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Spring 2013BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Fall 2012BIOL1082001Biology for Educators  
Spring 2012BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Spring 2011PHYS4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction  
Spring 2011CHEM4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction  
Spring 2011BIOL4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction  
Spring 2011BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Spring 2010PHYS4700001TCHG SECON SCH SC0 
Spring 2010CHEM4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction0 
Spring 2010BIOL4700001Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction0 
Spring 2010BIOL1082001Biology for Educators336 
Fall 2011BIOL5005003TOPICS IN BIOLOGY Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL5005003TOPICS IN BIOLOGY22 
Fall 2010BIOL1132004Environmental Science Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL1082001Biology for Educators Download Syllabus
Fall 2009BIOL1132004Environmental Science273 
Fall 2009BIOL1082001Biology for Educators318 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Ruthanne "Rudi" Thompson
Science education research, Science teaching efficacy, STEM education and retention, Applied Environmental Education research
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2015-PresentCoDirectorTeach North TexasCAS/WH335University of North Texas
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Assessing the Degree of Integrated Learner-Centered Instruction on Student Outcomes in a Large Non-Major Environmental Science Course
Thompson, R., Bolin, G & Coe, A.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Published Fracking vs. Faucets: Balancing Energy Needs and Water Sustainability at Urban Frontiers
Fry, M., Hoeinghaus, D., Ponette-Gonzalez, A., Thompson, R., & LaPoint, T.
Environmental Science & Technology
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
  Design and Implementation of a Data Driven Water Conservation Program.
Thompson, R., Coe, A., Dickson, K., & Klaver, I.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Indicators of Success in STEM Majors: A Cohort Study
Thompson, R., Bolin, G.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
The Right Stuff: Inquiry Training, Teaching & Transfer for Content Mastery in the Sciences
Coe, A., & Thompson, R.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2014-2018EEICity of Dallas$3,014,270Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2014Undergraduate Science EducationHHMI$1,300,000Co-PIActive
2008-2013EEICity of Dallas$1,700,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010-2011Integrated Biophysical-Social ResearchNSF$148,998Co-PICompleted
2009-2010Research Experiences for UndergraduatesNSF$12,225Co-PICompleted
2008-2010Smart SchoolsState Energy Conservation Office$594,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009CI-TEAM Demonstration ProjectNSF$249,419Co-PICompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2008-2009Transformative Instruction InitiativeCLEAR Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2013-PresentMcGraw-Hill EducationResearch Scientist Learning Resource Development
2009-2010KERAOther Consulting
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2011Applied Environmental Education and CommunicationWater Conservation
2010International Journal of Environmental EducationSustainability Education
2010UNT/NSFGK-12 Submissions
2009ASTEEnvironmental Science
2008Journal of Research in Science TeachingScience Education
toggle toggle Teaching
BIOL 1082 - Biology for Educators

BIOL 1132 - Environmental Science

Scientific Teaching

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2014-PresentCaleb SmithDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2014-PresentJared WilliamsDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2014-PresentHayley ZagurskiDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2014-PresentMonica GarciaMastersGraduate ResearchThesis
2013-PresentDivya Premraj-ChandranDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2013-PresentKelly AlbusDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2011-PresentChristina ReaderMastersGraduate ResearchThesis
2011-PresentBlaine ChamberlainMastersGraduate ResearchThesis
2009-PresentLeslee MooreheadDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2010-2014Victoria FaubionDoctoralGraduate ResearchDissertation
2011-2013Erin RobinsonMastersGraduate ResearchThesis
2007-2011Ryne WhiteB.S.Undergraduate ResearchB.S. Graduate
2007-2011Melissa DunningMastersGraduate ResearchM.S. Graduate
2006-2010Liz WardDoctoralGraduate ResearchPhD Graduate
2006-2010Alice CoeDoctoralGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPhD Graduate
2006-2009Liz GouldingProfessional MastersGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPSM Graduate
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-PresentAcademic AffairsMemberDepartment
2010-PresentTeaching Fellows/Teaching AssistantsMemberCollege
2010-PresentStatus of WomenMemberCollege
2007-PresentES graduate admissionsMemberDepartment
2011-2012The Committee for the Evaluation of Faculty TeachingMemberCollege
2010-2011Open AccessMemberCollege
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2013Community Engagement AwardUNT
2009Honors Day Student Recognition of FacultyUNT
2009Top External Funding RecipientUNT
2006ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering FairExxonMobil
2003Distinguished Dissertation AwardUNT
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009-2011Creative Vision Social ServicesMemberCommunity
1996-2008Keep Denton BeautifulMember and Past PresidentCommunity
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