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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Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Samantha DanielGraduate student Samantha Daniel did an awesome job being interviewed  by KODY radio about overwintering insects!!  http://www.huskeradio.com/mugs-in-the-morning/.  Samantha is a master's student mentored by Dr. Julie Peterson.
  • Dr. John RubersonDr. Tom WeisslingCongrats to John Ruberson and Tom Weissling who were honored at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Family and Friends Recognition Awards. These awards are nominations by parents for faculty and staff who have a made a significant difference in the students’  lives. Tom has now been recognized twice with this award! Congratulations! And a big thank you to the thoughtful students and parents.
  • Dr. Jeff BradshawDr. Jeff Bradshaw was chosen as president-elect of the North Central Branch of the Entomology Society of America. Bradshaw is an associate professor of Entomology, extension specialist, and interim director of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. 
  • Entomology Alumna Jennifer Weisbrod was recently selected as the new Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Weisbrod graduated with her master's degree in Entomology in 2020 and is taking the reins from her predecessor Clyde Ogg, emeritus extension educator.
  • Dr. Sylvana Paula-MoraesCongratulations to departmental alumna Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes who was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Department of Entomology Alumni Recognition Award. She presented a online seminar in connection with the award on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • 7 seal awardThe UNL Department of Entomology has been awarded the Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,500 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the nation on a daily basis. The Entomology Department is fortunate to support Courtney Brummel and Sheldon Brummel in their service to the nation. Thanks for the nomination, Courtney and Sheldon!