Jeffrey Olimpo

Biology Building (Engineering and Sciences Complex)
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Jeffrey T. Olimpo
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Director, Center for Faculty Leadership and Development

The Biology Education Research Group (BERG) at The University of Texas at El Paso is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and [under]graduate researchers interested in postsecondary teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines. Specifically, our interests include: a) the impact of small- and large-scale course reform efforts on students' conceptual understanding, attitudes, and motivation in biology; b) professional development for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants; c) enhancement of students' quantitative literacy and reasoning within the biological sciences; d) novices' affective and psychosocial development in research-driven laboratory courses; and e) responsible and ethical conduct of research education (RECR) in the context of course-based undergraduate research experiences.


  1. Discipline-based Education Research (DBER)
  2. Postsecondary Education
  3. Mixed Methods Research
  4. Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  5. Undergraduate/Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development