Areas of Expertise
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
McAllister, M. (Winter, 2014). Making Science Matter: School/University partnerships
for successful teacher education. The Spectrum, 39(3), 34-38.
McAllister, M., & Speer, J. (Spring, 2014). The value of field research as an
undergraduate experience: A case study in structural geology. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, 59.1, 1-12.
McAllister, M. (Fall, 2014). Promoting conceptual change of preservice teachers
declarative and configurational understanding of biomes using animations and
digital images from space. Submitted to The Spectrum.
Hagevik, R., McAllister, M., & Dickerson, D. (Spring 2014) Using Multiple
representations in teaching various disciplines of science. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal 59.1, 16-22.
McAllister, M. & Soltis, A., (Fall, 2013) Become a weedtracker: Mapping invasive
species using GPS and Google Earth, The Spectrum, 39(2), 22 – 23.
Soltis, A. & McAllister, M. (Spring, 2013). Herbarium inquiry: Going digital. The
Spectrum, Vol. 39 (1) 22-24.
McAllister, M., Yang, L., and Bondy, J. (Spring, 2013). Water on the move: Guiding
students through a journey of water on Earth. The Spectrum, Vol. 39 (1) 10-16.
McAllister, M., Latimer, J., & Yang, L. (April, 2013). Connecting pre-service
elementary school teachers to local scientific issues: A way to motivate. In The Trenches, Vol. 3 (2).
Capps, D., McAllister, M., & Boone, W. (May, 2013) Alternative conceptions
concerning the earth's interior exhibited by Honduran students. Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol 61 (2).
McAllister, M. & Yang, L. (Winter, 2013). Wind and water: Teaching about erosion
The Spectrum Vol 38 (3) 36-37.
McAllister, M., & Craig, C., (Winter, 2013) Visualization in science education: Computer
animations and simulations. The Spectrum Vol 38 (3) 46-51.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
ED 112 Introduction to Teaching
ED 244 Concepts in Education
ED 324 Secondary General Methods
ED 327 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle Grades
ED 433 Integrated Special Methods
ED 434 Student Teaching Seminar
CORE undergraduate classes:
FYS Wilderness Perspectives
NW 260 Earth Systems Science
SW 219 Contemporary World Geography
PWB 101 Hiking and Backpacking