Dr. Justin Shaffer, PhD, has been a university STEM professor, discipline-based education researcher, and faculty and student mentor since 2012. Over the past 10+ years, Justin has taught 8000+ students using evidence-based pedagogies at a variety of institutions in several disciplines and formats and has worked with faculty to add evidence-based practices to their courses via workshops and 1:1 consulting.

STEM teaching

  • Introductory biology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Non-majors STEM courses
  • Multiple award winner for effective teaching
  • Four different types of institutions

course formats

  • Large and small classes (10 to 440 students)
  • Face-to-face, hybrid, and online
  • Synchronous and asynchronous online
  • Lab courses

professional development

  • Given workshops to faculty and future faculty on course design, active learning, assessment, and education research
  • Worked with many faculty one-on-one to implement evidence-based practices into their courses

education research