Graduate Science Education Series

The CFP Graduate Science Education Seminars are held once each semester and bring in an invited speaker to discuss their work in the field of teaching and learning. This is an opportunity for members of the community to hear about the work being done beyond HMS and to continue to drive pedagogical innovation.

To register for upcoming seminars, please visit our GSES calendar.

Selected Previous GSES Speakers
Sara Brownell, Ph.D.
Professor in the School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
The Opportunities and Challenges of Active Learning for Student Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Students, and Students with Disabilities
Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Centering career and professional development as core components of graduate education
Abigail Brown, Ph.D
Director, BRET Office of Outcomes Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Value of Long-term Data Collection to Graduate Training Programs
Stephano Allesina, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
Computing skills for biologists: building a toolbox
Gundula Bosch, Ph.D.
Program Director, R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Critical thinking and good investigative practices across the disciplines: The R3ISE Graduate Science Program at Johns Hopkins - and beyond
Julie Posselt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Rossier School of Education 
University of Southern California
Faculty Support & Student Mental Health in STEM Graduate and Professional Programs
Joya Mukerji, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Biology Education Research Group 
University of Washington
Investigating Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance and Student Outcomes in a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience to Broaden Participation in STEM
Tina Grotzer, Ed.D.
Principal Investigator, Project Zero 
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Learning to Reason About Complexity in Thinking About Life on Earth
Andrew G. Campbell, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School, Brown University
How to Address the Challenge of Diversity in Graduate Education and Training: Defining Practices & Measuring Outcomes
Jennifer Knight, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Using Student Ideas to Improve Assessment and Curriculum in the Life Sciences
Michelle Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Univerisity of Maine
Supporting Faculty in Making Changes: Strategies to Promote Instructional Transformations in STEM Education
Catherine L. Drennan, Ph.D.
HHMI Professor and Investigator, MIT
Is the Classroom Lecture Becoming Extinct or Simply Evolving?
Bennett Goldberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of STEM Education Initiatives, Boston University 
The Future of STEM Education: Preparing For the Next Generation of Faculty