Dr. Douglas Golick

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Dr. Douglas Golick

Rank: Associate Professor
Area: Science Education
Appointment: Teaching and Extension Faculty
Location: UNL Department of Entomology, Lincoln

Email:  dgolick2@unl.edu

 

Appointment:
80% Teaching, 20% Extension

 

Education:
  1. Ph.D. Educational Studies, Emphasis Instructional Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (December 2005). Dissertation: Enhancement of Student Performance With Web-based Exercises: Does it work for insect identification?
  2. M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis Instructional Technology, Minor Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (May 2001).
  3. B.S. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (May 1999).

Courses Instructed:

  • Insects as Educational Tools. Graduate Level Course, Distance Delivered.
  • Introduction to the Development of Distance Education Courses. Graduate Level Course, Distance Delivered.
  • Presentation Methods. Graduate Level Course, Distance Delivered.
  • Introduction to Entomology Lab, Undergraduate.

 

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Using insects as a model for engaging students and teachers in science learning
  • Using arthropods to teach systems-thinking
  • Pollinator education and conservation programming
  • Citizen science programming
  • Technological approaches to enhancing science teaching and scientific literacy
  • Distance delivery approaches to instruction
  • Evaluation instruments development

Representative Publications:

  • Westerhold, C. M., Wortman, S., Todd, K., & Golick, D. (2018). Knowledge of Pollinator Conservation and Associated Plant Recommendations in the Horticultural Retail Industry. HortTechnology, 28(4), 529-535. doi: 10.21273/HORTTECH03973-18
  • Ingram, E., and Golick, D. (2018). The Six-Legged Subject: A Survey of Secondary Science Teachers’ Incorporation of Insects into U.S. Life Science Instruction, Insects. 9 (1). http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/9/1/32
  • Lynch, L., Dauer, J. Babchuk, W., Heng-Moss, T. and Golick, D. (2018). In Their Own Words: The Significance of Participant Perceptions in Assessing Entomology Citizen Science Learning Outcomes Using a Mixed Methods Approach. Insects. 9(1). http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/9/1/16
  • Vickrey, T., Golick, D., Stains, M. (2018). Educational technologies and instructional practices in agricultural sciences: Leveraging the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework to critically review the literature. NACTA Journal 62(1).
  • Archibald, W., Bradshaw, J. Golick, D., Wright, R. and Peterson, J. (2017). Nebraska growers’ and crop consultants’ knowledge and implementation of integrated pest management of western bean cutworm Striacosta albicosta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 9(1): 1-7.
  • Troupe, G., McKinzie, P., Golick, D., Turnbull, S., Lee, D. (2017). Improving genetic engineering secondary education through a classroom-ready online resource. Journal of Food Information Technology. 0(0) (Online) 1-18 pp https://doi.org/10.1080/10496505.2017.1353915
  • Golick, D., Dauer, J., Lynch, L., & Ingram, E. (2017). A framework for pollination systems thinking and conservation. Environmental Education Research, 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2017.1349878
  • Troupe, G., Golick, D., and Lee, D. (2016). Genetic engineering online lesson leads to increased knowledge and more accepting student attitudes. NACTA Journal. 60(2), 167-175.
  • Golick, D.A., Heng-Moss, T.M. (2013) Insects as Educational Tools: An online course teaching the use of insects as instructional tools. American Entomologist. Entomological Society of America. 59:3 183-187. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/entomologyfacpub/351/
  • Golick, D. A., Heng-Moss, T.M., Steckelberg, A., Higley, L.G., Brooks, D., and Fowler, D. (2012). Using Web-based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification. Journal of Science Education and Technology DOI 10.1007/s10956-012-9410-zhttp://digitalcommons.unl.edu/entomologyfacpub/352/
  • Golick, D. A., Heng-Moss, T.M., and Ellis, M.D. (2010). Using Insects to Promote Science Inquiry in Elementary Classrooms. NACTA Journal 54:3.

Grants Received

  • $115,628 – SARE (2017-2020) Golick, D. (PI), Wu-Smart, J., Starkweather, K., Fras, Wyatt. Honey bee on the farm: Connecting women beekeepers and farmers for environmental and economic benefit.
  • $300,000 – Hatch Internal (2016-2020) Wu-Smart, J. (PI), Golick, D., Weissling, T., Peterson, J., Koehler-Cole, K., Banerjee, S., IC-1792, Grant, NE1501: Sustainable landscape solutions to reduce pesticide exposure and promote establishment of beneficial insect and pollinator communities in agricultural areas
  • $238,500 – NIFA (2016-2018) Hein, G. (PI), Lee, D. Everhart, S. et. al. Golick, D. Bridging the Gap: Educating multidisciplinary professionals to steward pest management technologies for sustainable agriculture.
  • $364,520 – Nebraska Environmental Trust (2015-2017) Golick, D. (PI) and Evertson, J. Community as Habitat: Nebraska communities supporting pollinators and landscape diversity through native water-wise plant habitat.
  • $149,999 - Monsanto (2014-2017) Golick, D. (PI), Wright, R., Meinke, L., Seigfried, L., Miller, N., Hunt, T., Hein, G., and Lee, D. Teaching corn rootworm resistance management strategies through interactive mobile and web-based educational modules.
  • $48,283 - Nebraska Environmental Trust (2013-2017) Golick, D. (PI), Ellis, M., Weissling, T. and Lynch, L. Pollinator habitat for rural areas.
  • $6,345 – Kickstarter.com (2013) Golick, D. (PI), and Weissling, T. (2013) Bumble Boosters designing a better bumble bee domicile. Kickstarter.com
  • $1,990,273 - NSF WIDER (2013-2017) Perez, L. (PI), Arthurs, L., Couch, B. Golick, D., Heaton, R., Lee, K., Stains, M. Adopting research-based instructional strategies for enhancing STEM education.
  • $3,375,000– Department of Agriculture - AFRI. (2012-2018), Hein, G., et. al. Golick, D. Mite-Virus disease complex in wheat: A predictive model.

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Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
  • We are well-represented in ESA North Central Branch awards this year. Déia Montezano is the 2020 John Henry Comstock Outstanding PhD Student Award winner, Gary Brewer is the 2020 recipient of the Award of Merit, and Bob Wright is the 2020 recipient of the C.V. Riley Award. Congratulations, Déia, Gary, and Bob!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Dr. Kyle Koch named new insect diagnostician
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!