Warren DiBiase

Warren DiBiase

Associate Professor


Dr. Warren J DiBiase is an Associate Professor of science education. His teaching responsibilities involve the preparation of middle/secondary science teachers at the graduate and undergraduate level. DiBiase is a past chair of the department. His other responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate course in Science, Technology and Society; a graduate level course in secondary education and serving as the program director for the Graduate Teaching Certificate program as well as the MAT.

Dr. DiBiase has been very involved with the with the Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE-{ formerly the AETS}). DiBiase’s service to this organization involved serving: as a committee member on various committees; on the Board of Directors; on the Executive Committee; as president elect and vice president; and a term of president of the international organization.

Dr. DiBiase’s research interest focuses on the teaching and learning of science, especially those learning episodes taught by inquiry.


Ed.D. 1995 West Virginia University Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education
M.S.Ed. 1989 Youngstown State University Secondary Education, Administration
B.S. Ed. 1975 Ohio University Secondary Education
B.S. 1974 Ohio University Zoology, Chemistry

North Carolina: Continuing License in Comprehensive Science (Doctoral Level 9-12)
Ohio: Permanent Certification in: Biology, 7-12; Chemistry 7-12; General Science 7-12


Science, Technology and Society
The Secondary Experience
Advanced Middle/Secondary Science Methods
Teaching Science to Middle Grades and Secondary School Learners

RESEARCH interests/areas of expertise

Science teaching
Science Learning

Awards & Honors

Recipient, 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award, The Office of Building Educational Strengths and Talents

Recipient, 2002 Teaching Fellows Annual Undergraduate Teaching Award

Finalist, 2001 Teaching Fellows Annual Undergraduate Teaching Award

Finalist, 2000 Teaching Fellows Annual Undergraduate Teaching Award

Teacher of the Year, 1988 East Liverpool High Schools, East Liverpool, Ohio

Teacher of the Year, 1985 East Liverpool High Schools, East Liverpool, Ohio

Community Involvement

Served as a co-liaison of the PDS at Central Cabarrus High School
Pearson Scorer for edTPA Secondary Science
Leadership roles in the ASTE
Member of the NSTA
Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion in his Catholic church

Selected Publications

DiBiase, W., McDonald, J.,Strong, K. (2017) Constructing a Marshmallow Catapult. In Bazler, J. & VanSickle, M. (Eds) Cases in Steam Education. IGA Global.

DiBiase, W. & McDonald, Judy (2015) Science Teacher Attitudes Toward Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning. The Clearing House.