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Associate Professor of Practice Biological Sciences 402-472-6926 Manter Hall 348F

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hiatt, A.C., Hove, A.A., Rhode Ward, J., Ventura, L., Neufeld, H.S., Boyd, A. E., Clarke, H.D., Horton, J. L., and Murrell, Z. E. 2021. Authentic Research in the Classroom Increases Appreciation for Plants in Undergraduate Biology Students. Integrative and Comparative Biology 61(3): 969-980. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icab089. (corresponding author, 25% contribution).
  2. Agboola, O. and A. Hiatt. 2017. Delivery of summative assessment matters for improving student learning in introductory biology. Journal of College Science Teaching 47(1): 76-82. (corresponding author; 50% contribution)
  3. Perez, K.E, Hiatt, A., Davis, G.K., Trujillo, C., French, D., Terry, M., and R.M. Price. 2013. The EvoDevoCI: A concept inventory for gauging students’ understanding of evolutionary developmental biology. CBE: Life Science Education 12(4): 665-675. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.13-04-0079 (50% contribution)
  4. Hiatt, A., Davis, G.K., Trujillo, C., Terry, M., French, D.P, Price, R.M., and K.E. Perez. 2013. Getting to evo-devo: concepts and challenges for students learning evolutionary developmental biology. CBE: Life Science Education 12(3): 494-508. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.12-11-0203 (corresponding author, 75% contribution)
  5. Hiatt, A., D.P. French and D. Montgomery. Identifying Major Evo-Devo Concepts Using Q Methodology. Proceedings from the 2010 NABT Biology Education Research Symposium. (corresponding author, 90% contribution)

Invited Presentations

  1. Hove, A., Rhode-Ward, J., and A.C. Hiatt. Authentic Research in the Undergraduate Classroom Increases Knowledge and Appreciation for Plants. Invited presentation for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Biology Beyond The Classroom Symposium. January 3-7, 2021.
  2. Hiatt, A.C. Scholarly Teaching. Invited workshop for UNL CEHS Professors of Practice. March 26, 2019.
  3. Hiatt, A.C., Peterson, S., and N. Amendola. Using Undergraduate Learning Assistants in Large Enrollment Courses. Invited presentation for UNL UGLA ARISE Program. March 16, 2019.
  4. Hiatt, A.C., Uno, G., and M. Price. The Introductory Biology Task Force Symposium. Invited Symposium and Workshop at the National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. November 9, 2018.
  5. Hiatt. A.C. Inclusive Teaching and Learning Strategies. Invited presentation for UNL New Faculty Teaching Workshop. Lincoln, NE. September 27, 2018.
  6. Hiatt. A.C. Vision & Change: Translating Policy to Practice. Invited series recording for AAAS Science in the Classroom Educator Guide Course. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. June 26, 2018.
  7. Hiatt, W.B. and A.C. Hiatt. Fire at Yellowstone National Park: A Lesson Plan on the Transformation of Matter and Energy. Invited talk at Oklahoma State University for the OSU Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, Stillwater, OK. May 5, 2018.
  8. Ward, J. R., Hove, A., and A.C. Hiatt. A CEREUS approach to undergraduate research experiences. Invited Workshop at Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC. March 28, 2018.

Organized Workshops and Events

  1. ASK-BIO (Advancing Assessment Skills in Biology) Regional Workshop. Lead Facilitator. August 12, 2021, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, MO.
  2. NABT Community Conversations: The Introductory Biology Experience (IBEx) Webinar Series. August 5-7th, 2020. Organized and moderated an online webinar series and discussion for approximately 90 introductory biology instructors that addressed inclusive teaching strategies, educational technology, and teaching science practices during the pandemic. Moderated three sessions and gave one presentation.
  3. IBEx Teacher-Leader/Regional Leader Training. December 2-5, 2019, Denver, CO. Sponsored by NSF and the NABT. Lead and organized a small train-the-trainer event for 15 IBEx regional leaders to host six separate regional workshops for introductory biology.
  4. Advancing the Introductory Biology Experience: a conference to develop a unified vision for undergraduate introductory biology. August 7-9th 2019, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase MD. Sponsored by NSF, the NABT, and space provided in kind by HHMI. Lead and organized a faculty development summit and conference for approximately 60 participants around the introductory biology course. Gave two presentations and led one workshop.
  5. UNL School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 11, 2019. Co-organized the inaugural student poster event with the SBS Undergraduate Affairs Committee.
  6. NABT Introductory Biology Task Force Workshops at the NABT National Professional Development Conferences. 2015-2019. Organized the annual 3-hour professional development workshop for approximately 50 biology faculty per year.

University Service

  • UNL College of Arts and Science Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech Committee, member, 2020-present
  • UNL School of Biological Sciences Peer Review of Teaching Committee, member, 2021-present
  • UNL School of Biological Sciences Special Funds Committee, 2018-2021
  • UNL School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Affairs Committee, 2018-2021
  • UNL First Gen Nebraska Advisory Board, member, 2018-2021
  • UNL Women in Science Conference, 2018-2019

Professional Service

  • Midwest Regional PULSE Hub, member, 2018-present
  • National Association of Biology Teachers Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, elected 2021-2023

Awards and Recognition

  • UNL College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, 2021
  • Parents Recognition Award for Service to Students, UNL Parents Association, 2018 and 2019


Visiting Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
University of Kansas

Ph.D., Zoology: Biology Education Research
Oklahoma State University

B.S., Biology
Presbyterian College