Faculty and Research
Jason R. Wiles
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. Harding University
Education research in the Life and Earth sciences with special attention to teaching and learning about biological evolution, science education at all academic levels
121 General Biology I
Assistant Professor of Science Teaching by courtesy appointment, Department
of Science Teaching
Wiles, J. R. & Alters, B. (2011). Effects of an educational experience incorporating an inventory of factors influencing students’ acceptance of biological evolution. International Journal of Science Education. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2011.565522.
Jacobs, N. L., Albertson, R. C., & Wiles, J. R. (2011). Using whole mount in situ hybridization in a comparative vertebrate biology course to demonstrate the role of genetics in anatomical development. JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments. DOI: 10.3791/2533.
BouJaoude, S., Wiles, J. R., Asghar, A., & Alters, B. (2011). Muslim Egyptian and Lebanese students’ conceptions of biological evolution. Science & Education. DOI: 10.1007/s11191-011-9345-4.
Wiles, J. R. (2011). Challenges to teaching evolution: What’s a head? Futures 43(6) DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2011.05.02.
BouJaoude, S., Asghar, A., Wiles, J. R., Jaber, L., Sarieddine, D., & Alters, B. (2011). Biology professors’ and teachers’ positions regarding biological evolution and evolution education in a Middle Eastern society. International Journal of Science Education 33(7) . DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2010.489124.
Wiles, J. R. & Branch, G. (2008). Teachers who won’t, don’t, or can’t teach evolution properly: A burning issue. The American Biology Teacher 70(1): 6-7.
Asghar, A., Wiles, J. R. & Alters, B. (2007). Canadian preservice elementary teachers’ conceptions of biological evolution and evolution education. McGill Journal of Education 42(2): 189-209.
Wiles, J. R. (2005). Is evolution Arkansas’s “hidden curriculum”? Reports of the National Center for Science Education 25(1-2): 32-36.
Updated Fall 2014