Dr. Douglas Golick

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Assistant Professor - Entomology
University of Nebraska
Department of Entomology
216 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 472-8642
FAX: (402) 472-4687
Email: dgolick2@unl.edu


80% Teaching, 20% Extension


  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.


Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Developing technologies to enhance science teaching and scientific literacy. Using database driven web-based programs and mobile device technologies to compliment PK-20 science instruction.
  • Assessing quantitative data to determine how technology, professional development, and workshop interventions impact teachers' and students' concept understanding, attitudes, and instructional practices.
  • Curriculum development for informal and formal classroom environments.
  • Using insects as a model for inquiry instruction for engaging students and teachers in scientific discovery.
  • Faculty development teaching best instructional practices in both technology and non-technology enhanced classroom environments.
  • Distance delivery of instruction
  • Instrument development
  • Pollinator education and conservation programming
Representative Publications:
Grants Received
  • $1,990,273 - NSF WIDER Perez, L. (PI), Arthurs, L., Couch, B. Golick, D., Heaton, R., Lee, K., Stains, M. (2013 – 2017) Adopting Research-based Instructional Strategies for enhancing STEM Education
  • $6,345 – Kickstarter.com, Golick, D. (PI), and Weissling, T. (2013). Bumble Boosters Designing a Better Bumble Bee Domicile.
  • $3,037,500 – Department of Agriculture - AFRI - Co-PI. (2012-2016), Mite-Virus Disease Complex in Wheat: A predictive Model. Hein, G., Golick, D. et. al.
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