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Jon M. Aoki

Associate Professor

Office: N725G

Dr. Aoki has graduate degrees in Biology and Curriculum and Instruction. He has ten years of experience teaching science courses in Teacher Education. He is an Author of publications and peer-reviewed conference proceedings, professional abstracts and academic presentations in science education. He has certifications in the field. ​

  • Doctor of Education​, University of Houston, 2003
  • Master of Art, California State University, Fresno, 1995
  • Bachelor of Art, California State University, Fresno, 1987​

NS 3312 (Life Science Studies)
NS 6311 (Selected Topics In Life Science)
BIOL 1301/1101 (General Biology I lecture/lab) 

Teaching Experience:

  • 2004/2005 Lecturer Life Sciences, UHD•2005-present Asst./Assoc. Professor of Science Education, UHD Professional Experience:
  • 2012 Texas Science Team Leader for the College and Career Readiness Initiative (CCRI) Cross-Disciplinary Literacy Leadership Team
  • 2010-2013 Science Consultant for the CCRI ELA Collaborative.
  • 2010-present Co-Supervisor of the UHD Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
  • 2009-present American Society for Metals Material Science Camp
  • 2004-2008 Director UHD Houston START Teacher Institute and Director AP Summer Institute
  • 2006-2007 Co-coordinator Bioscience Inspiration and Opportunities for Students Program Minority K-12 Initiatives for Teachers and Students (MKITS) 

Professional Credentials

Lifetime Teaching Credential, Secondary Science Composite (grades 6-12) – State of Texas credential,

Single Subject Profession for Life Science – State of California

Certifications for Advanced Placement Biology, Pre-Advanced Placement Biology, Gifted and talented 


Aoki, J.M. (In Press). Affective Domain Strategies as a Means to Implement Cross-Disciplinary Standards into a Science Course for Pre-Service Teachers. In M. Hougen and K. Hotchkiss (Eds.), Texas College and Career Readiness Standards: What Every Teacher Educator Needs to Know to Prepare English/Language Arts Teachers for the 21st Century.

Aoki, Jon (2012) "A Snapshot: Concepts of Healthy Eating and Fitness Held by K-8 Pre-Service Teachers," International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions: Vol. 6: Iss. 2, Article 28.

Aoki, Jon (2010) "C&I as a Tool to Elicit Change in Health," International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions: Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 7.

Aoki, J.M.  (2009). Brain based learning: what teachers can gain from brain-related research findings.  HUNCon: Building a Better Learning Community for Houston, First Annual Conference.  University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX.

Aoki, J.M. (2008). Integrating E-Learning into an Introductory Non- Major Biology Course.  Texas Science Teacher, 37(2), 20-27.  

Aoki, J. M. (2008). The Construction of a Wooden Box Trap and Handling Bag Designed for Yellow-Bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris).  Wildlife Biology in Practice, 4(2), 88-93.

Cameron, G.N., Bryant, Robinson, J., & Aoki, J. (1997). Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on Demographic and Genetic Structure of Natural Populations: A Metapopulation Analysis. Environmental Institute of Houston - 1997 Annual Report. ​​

Research Interest

Dietary and physical activity habits of university students; passion-based learning; discipline literacy; TBL; and small mammal ecology.

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