Sherryl A. Broverman, Professor of the Practice  

Sherryl A. Broverman

How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses. Developing international science courses. The factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in primary school children in Western Kenya. www.wisergirls.org

Education:
Ph.D., Indiana University at Indianapolis, 1990
B.A., Cornell University, 1984

Office Location: Science Dr, 307 B Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 668-0228
Email Address: sbrover@duke.edu
Web Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zwcbUsZ73g
Additional Web Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZ-8Kh6_n8

Specialties:
Genetics
Evolution

Research Categories: science literacy for non-majors; science education reform; the interaction of gender, education and global health

Current projects: Developing international research service learning in the sciences., How the inclusion of global challenges impacts learning in the sciences., Challenges to improving gender parity in education in Western Kenya.

Research Description: How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses. Developing international science courses. The factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in primary school children in Western Kenya.

Areas of Interest:
global health
HIV/AIDS
gender, education, and international development
science literacy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Liu, T; Broverman, S; Puffer, ES; Zaltz, DA; Thorne-Lyman, AL; Benjamin-Neelon, SE, Dietary Diversity and Dietary Patterns in School-Aged Children in Western Kenya: A Latent Class Analysis., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19 no. 15 (July, 2022), pp. 9130 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Schmidt, CN; Puffer, ES; Broverman, S; Warren, V; Green, EP, Is social-ecological risk associated with individual HIV risk beliefs and behaviours?: An analysis of Kenyan adolescents' local communities and activity spaces., Global Public Health (July, 2021), pp. 1-16 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Parker, W; Sarafian, JT; Broverman, SA; Laman, JD, Authors' response to Graham Rook's commentary., Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, vol. 9 no. 1 (2021), pp. 206-207 [doi] .
  4. Parker, W; Sarafian, JT; Broverman, SA; Laman, JD, Between a hygiene rock and a hygienic hard place: Avoiding SARS-CoV-2 while needing environmental exposures for immunity., Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, vol. 9 no. 1 (2021), pp. 120-130 [doi]  [abs].
  5. MUELLER, JL; DOTSON, ME; DIETZEL, J; PETERS, J; ASTURIAS, G; CHEATHAM, A; KRIEGER, M; TAYLOR, B; BROVERMAN, S; RAMANUJAM, N, Using Human-Centered Design to Connect Engineering Concepts to Sustainable Development Goals, Advances in Engineering Education, vol. 8 no. 2 (January, 2020), pp. 1-24 [doi]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae