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Dr. Lee Hughes
Associate Professor-Biology
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #305220, Denton, TX 76203-5017     Office LocationLIFE, Room No.: A205 
Email    Contact Number 940-565-4137    Fax No: 940-565-3821   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 Doctor of PhilosophyMicrobiology/"Pyrimidine Biosynthesis in the Genus Streptomyces: Characterization of Aspartate Transcarbamoylase and Its Interactions with Other Pyrimidine Enzymes."University of North Texas1998
 Master of ScienceBiologyUniversity of North Texas1994
 Bachelor of Arts (University Honors)English, Minor: SpanishUniversity of North Texas1987
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014BIOL1755501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory II Download Syllabus
Spring 2014BIOL4805001Biological Sciences Capstone Seminar Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL1750501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory I Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL2041002Microbiology Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL3030001Careers in the Life Sciences Download Syllabus
Spring 2013BIOL1755501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory II Download Syllabus
Spring 2013BIOL3900001Advanced Research in Life Sciences Download Syllabus
Fall 2012BIOL1750501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory I Download Syllabus
Fall 2012BIOL3030001Careers in the Life Sciences Download Syllabus
Spring 2012BIOL1710001Principles of Biology I Download Syllabus
Spring 2012BIOL1710211Principles of Biology I  
Spring 2012BIOL1710212Principles of Biology I  
Spring 2012BIOL1710213Principles of Biology I  
Spring 2012BIOL1710214Principles of Biology I  
Spring 2012BIOL1755501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory II Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL1710012Principles of Biology I  
Fall 2011BIOL1750501Introductory Biology Research Laboratory I Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL2041002Microbiology Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL3030001Careers in the Life Sciences Download Syllabus
Spring 2011BIOL1710001Principles of Biology I Download Syllabus
Spring 2011BIOL2910714HONORS HOWARD HUGHES MI LAB Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL1710012Principles of Biology I Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL3030001Careers in the Life Sciences Download Syllabus
Spring 2010BIOL1710001Principles of Biology I300 
Fall 2009BIOL1710012Principles of Biology I477 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-PresentAssociate ProfessorBiological Sciences University of North Texas
2007-2013Assistant Professor  University of North Texas
2000-2007Lecturer/Advisor  University of North Texas
1999-2000Lecturer  University of Texas at Dallas
1998-2000Adjunct Faculty  University of North Texas
1998-2000Adjunct Faculty  Brookhaven College
2000Associate Faculty  Collin County Community College
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 4 5 
  YearPublication  Type
Nucleotide Building Activity. Online learning object published in the ASM MicrobeLibrary (
American Society for Microbiology
Polymerase Chain Reaction. Online learning object published in the ASM MicrobeLibrary (
American Society for Microbiology
Student Assessment of a Blended-Format Biology Course. In Abstracts of the 2008 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators.
American Society for Microbiology
Abstracts and Proceedings
Construction and Evaluation of an Online Microbiology Course for Non-science Majors.
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Evaluating Online Learning Objects in a Non-majors Microbiology Course. In Abstracts of the 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
R.B. Hughes
American Society for Microbiology
Abstracts and Proceedings
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-2008American Society for MicrobiologyAd hoc ReviewerJournal of Microbiology and Biology Education
2006-2008American Society for MicrobiologyAbstract ReviewerASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators
2008National Science Teachers AssociationReviewerJournal of College Science Teaching
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2008 Sharing Curriculum Resources in a Digital Library.

BiosciEdNet: L.E. Hughes. National ScienceTeachers Association/Society for College Science Teachers Meeting, Boston, MA. March, 2008.

 2007 What’s in it for You?

BiosciEdNet: L.E. Hughes and S.C. Wagner. Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Austin, TX. November, 2007.

 2007 Best of Both Worlds: Blended Learning in a Freshman Biology Course.

L.E. Hughes. National Science Teachers Association/Society for College Science Teachers Meeting, St. LouisMO. March, 2007.

 2006 The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

L.E. Hughes. Invited speaker. Texas Branch - ASM Meeting, Galveston, TX. November, 2006.

 1999 Virtual unknowns on the World-Wide Web.

L.E. Hughes. Texas Branch - ASM Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. November, 1999.

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 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2008Lead faculty member for UNT’s participation as a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance and for implementation of the National Genomics Research Initiative at UNT. Co-Investigator is Dr. Robert Benjamin.  OtherCompleted
2008“Fostering Outstanding Cohorts in Undergraduate Science FOCUS) Scholarships”National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grant600,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008“Aspartate Transcarbamoylase in the order Actinomycetales: Bacterial Enzymology and an Undergraduate Research Experience”UNT Faculty Research Grant5,000OtherCompleted
2008UNT Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship 5,000OtherCompleted
2007“Teach North Texas”Greater Texas Foundation, National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), and UTeach Institute.2,400,000OtherCompleted
2006“Improving Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) for Science Teachers, Part II”UNT Learning Enhancement Grant18,932Co-PICompleted
2005“UNT Science and Mathematics Robert Noyce Scholarships”National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant499,992Co-PICompleted
2005course improvement and on-line enhancement of BIOL 1710 – Principles of Biology IUNT Blending Learning Grant10,000OtherCompleted
2005“Improving Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) for Science Teachers”UNT Learning Enhancement Grant14,000Co-PICompleted
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
 Bohannon, Ronald Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Waller, Erica Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Stewart, Candace Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Pearson, Jason Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Karowski, Denise Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Chiu, Chantal Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Busta, Bryanna Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Armstrong, Steven Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Vanhooten, Holly Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Jones, Jessica Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Day, Matthew Graduate Mentoring/Advising 
   Undergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 American Society for Microbiology  
 National Science Teachers Association  
 Society for College Science Teachers  
 Texas Association of Biology Teachers  
 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society  
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2007Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer AwardUNT
2006-2007Selected as a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) BiosciEdNet (BEN) Scholar 
2006-2007Scholar-in-ResidenceAmerican Society for Microbiology
2006 & 2007Selected as QEP Senior Faculty FellowUNT
2005Early-Career Travel Grant AwardAmerican Society for Microbiology Committee on Undergraduate Education
1998Attended the NASA Summer School for Planetary Sciences at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 
1996Awarded Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma XiThe Scientific Research Society
1993Planetary Biology Internship and Bernard Davis Scholarship for the Microbial Diversity Summer CourseNASA Marine Biological Laboratory
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