Greetings from Molly Weinburgh!

Thank you for visiting. Let me tell you a little about myself. In 1974 I graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in biology and a Georgia Teaching Certificate (T–5). I was hired to teach general biology (10th grade) at the school in which I student taught. Overnight my cooperating teacher and mentor becoming my department chair (and mentor)! From 1974 to 1991 (17 years!) I taught a variety of science courses including General Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Embryology, Microbiology, Health, and 7th grade Individualized Science Curriculum Studies (ISCS).

I continued my education at night after teaching a full day and coaching in the afternoon. I earned my masters in 1980 and my doctorate in 1993. I never expected to move to the University level but in 1991 Georgia State University’s Department of Middle/Secondary Education asked me to take a one-semester appointment teaching science methods. As they say, the rest is history. I stayed on the faculty of Georgia State University until 2002 when I accepted a position at Texas Christian University. I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of scientists, science educators, and science teachers in more than 11 countries including Botswana, Zimbabwa, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Chile.

At TCU, I have the pleasure of teaching science educationcourses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the College of Education, conducting research, and working with in-service teachers through the work of the Andrews Institute of Math and Science Education.

The faculty at TCU are deeply committed to excellence in education, and it is a pleasure to work with such outstanding colleagues. Here I am with friend and fellow researcher, Dr. Cecilia Silva. If you are thinking of applying to graduate school, please click here to learn more about our programs.


Director of the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education


Educational Background

B.A. (Agnes Scott College), 1974

M.A.T. (Emory University), 1980

Ph.D. (Emory University ), 1993

Teaching Responsibilities

BIO 10003 Contemporary Issues in Biology

EDEC 30013 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Science

EDSE 40533 Senior Seminar: Science

EDSC 70033 Scientific Inquiry and the Nature of Science

EDSC 60033 Academic Language in Science

EDSC 60333 Theory and Pedagogy in Science Teaching

EDSC 70011 Colloquium in the Profession of Science Education

EDUC 60980 Internship

EDUC 70980 Thesis

EDUC 90980 Dissertation

EDUC 90990 Dissertation

Research Interests

Scholarship focuses on equity issues in science education and professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers of science.