Brett Merritt

Prototyping alternative futures for (science) (teacher) education in the Anthropocene

Science Education

Manuscripts in Preparation


Refereed Journal Articles

Parker, J.M., Anderson, C.W., Heidemann, M., Merrill, J.E., Merritt, B.W., Richmond, G., & Urban-Lurain, M. “Exploring Undergraduates’ Understanding of Photosynthesis Using Diagnostic Question Clusters.” CBE Life Sci Educ 11, no. 1 (2012): 47-57.

Richmond G., Merritt B.W., Urban-Lurain, M., & Parker J.M. “The Development of a Conceptual Framework and Tools to Assess Undergraduates’ Principled Use of Models in Cellular Biology.” CBE Life Sci Educ 9, no. 4 (2010): 441-452.

Wilson C.D., Anderson C.W., Heidemann M., Merrill J.E., Merritt B.W., Richmond G., Sibley D.F., & Parker J.M. “Assessing students’ ability to trace matter in dynamic systems in cell biology.” CBE Life Sci Educ 5, no. 4 (2006): 323-331.

Conference Proceedings

Wilson, C.D., Anderson, C.W., Heidemann, M., Merrill, J.E., Merritt, B.W., Richmond, G., Sibley, D., Urban-Lurain, M., & Parker, J.M. “Tracing Matter and Energy through Biological and Geological systems: Fundamental Problems of Students’ Understanding.” In Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference: Washington, D.C., October 19-21, 2006, edited by Donald Deeds and Bruce Callen, 219-226. Washington, D.C.: Drury University, 2007.

Curriculum Publications

Hanych, D., Grosz, B., & Merritt, B. “Activity 9 – Variation: The Raw Material for Evolution.” In The Nature of Science and the Study of Biological Evolution. Colorado Springs, CO: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), 2005.

Merritt, B. “Using Case Studies for Michigan Ecology.” Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Journal 44, no. 3 (1999): 53-60.

Merritt, B. “Ecology Test: the Great Lakes Story.” Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Journal 43, no. 1 (1998): 45-48.

Websites & Other Web Content





Acknowledged Contributions


Wilson, C.D., Taylor, J.A., Kowalski, S.M., & Carlson, J. “The Relative Effects and Equity of Inquiry-Based and Commonplace Science Teaching on Students’ Knowledge, Reasoning, and Argumentation.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching 47, no. 3 (2009): 276-301.

Parks, A. “Discursive Possibilities: Re-Imagining Reform and Equity in Elementary Mathematics” (PhD dissertation, Michigan State University, 2007).


Fendler, L. Michel Foucault. Continuum Library of Educational Thought, Vol. 22, Richard Bailey, (Series Ed.). London: Continuum Press, 2010.

Last updated: December 2016

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