Chief Academic Officer

David Wojnowski, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer

Wojnowski_David_photoDr. David Wojnowski has enjoyed a varied career as an educator having taught 6th grade science, reading and social studies; working as a science specialist grades K-6; and teaching marine biology, oceanography and earth science at the high school level. Following his public school teaching experience, he worked as an informal science educator for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and had the pleasure of facilitating teacher professional development workshops and planning and implementing interpretive programs, events and environmental education initiatives statewide. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Wojnowski traveled to East Africa where he lived and worked with rural Kenyan teachers. While at the University of North Texas he continued his research in Kenya and co-facilitated a conference in Uganda, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses including Project-based Instruction, Science Methods, Effective Teaching and Learning, and Conceptual Models of Learning and Instruction. One of his primary research interests is teacher’s perceptions of herpetofauna and the situational aspects of interaction based on knowledge, experience and culture. Dr. Wojnowski is also intrigued at how conceptual understanding of science concepts may influence curricular and pedagogical decisions made by educators.

Dr. Wojnowski holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Kent State University, a Master’s of Education with a minor in water resources from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from UNC-Greensboro.