Clyde F. Herreid

Director, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260

herreid@buffalo.edu


Education

  • B.A. Colorado College, 1956 (Zoology)
  • M.S. The Johns Hopkins University, 1959 (Ecology and Comparative Behavior)
  • Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1961 (Zoology and Entomology)

Professional Positions

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, University at Buffalo, 1988–present
  • Academic Director, University Honors College, University at Buffalo, 1988–2011
  • Visiting Professor, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1987–1988
  • Professor of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, 1982–1988
  • Visiting Professor, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 1981
  • Associate Professor of Biology, University at Buffalo, 1968–1982
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Zoology, Duke University, 1965–1967
  • Assistant Professor of Zoology, The University of Alaska, 1962–1965

Honors / Awards

  • American Physiological Society - Claude Bernard Lecturer Award, 2000
  • SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, 1988
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1981
  • SUNY Buffalo Annual Student Association Teaching Award, 1979
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1967–present
  • Sidney Wright Fellowship for Bermuda Biological Station, 1974
  • Post-Doctoral Trainee (NIH sponsored), Duke Unversity, 1965–1968
  • National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Trainee (nine months), University of Miami, FL, 1961–1962
  • Tuition Scholarship, Colorado College (four years)

Grants

  • Numerous NSF research grants on physiology and ecology as well as on case study teaching in science, including an NSF National Dissemination Grant for Case Study Teaching, 2004–2007, and an NSF grant for Using Interactive Methods in the Teaching of Large Classes, 2006–2008
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts, Higher Education Reform Grant, “Using Case Studies to Teach Science,” 2000–2003
  • United States Department of Education, FIPSE Grant, “Science Literacy for University Students,” 1991–1994

Selected Publications

Author of over 150 publications and four books in the fields of Physiology, Ecology, Anatomy, and Behavior, including the following in Education:

  • Herreid, C.F., N.A. Schiller, K.F. Herreid, and C. Wright (2011) In Case Your Are Interested: Results of a Survey of Case Study Teachers. Journal of College Science Teachers 40 (4): 76-80.
  • Wolter, B.H.K., M.A.. Lundeberg, H. Kang, and C.F. Herreid (2011) Students' Perceptions of Using Personal Response Systems ("Clickers") with Cases in Science. Journal of College Science Teaching 40 (4): 14-19.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2010) The Scientific Method Ain't What It Used To Be. Journal of College Science Teaching 39 (6): 68-72.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2009) The Wisdom of Groups. Journal of College Science Teaching 38: 62-64.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2008) Trigger Cases versus Capstone Cases. Journal of College Science Teaching 38 (2): 68-71.
  • Herreid, C.F., ed. (2007)Start With a Story. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.
  • Herreid, C.F., and K. DuRei (2007) Intimate Debate: Medicinal Use of Marijuana. Journal of College Science Teaching. 36 (4): 10-13.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2007) A Flock of Dodos. Journal of College Science Teaching 36(5): 12–13.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2007) The Boy Scouts Said It Best: Some Advice on Case-Study Teaching and Student Preparation. Journal of College Science Teaching 37(1): 6–7.
  • Yadav, A., M. Lundeberg, M. DeSchryver, K. Dirkin, N. Schiller, K. Maier, C.F. Herreid (2007) Teaching Science With Case Studies: A National Survey of Faculty Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of Using Case Studies. Journal of College Science Teaching 37(1): 34–38.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2006) Clicker Cases. Journal of College Science Teaching 36(2): 43–47.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2006) Using Cases to Teach Science. In: The Handbook of College Science Teaching. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2006) The Case Study Method in the STEM Classroom. Journal of Metropolitain Universities 17(4): 30–40.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) The Business End of Cases. Journal of College Science Teaching 35(3): 12–14.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) The Interrupted Case Method. Journal of College Science Teaching 35(2): 4–5.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Mom Always Liked You Best. Journal of College Science Teaching 35(2): 10–14.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right? Journal of College Science Teaching 35(1): 12–14.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Using Novels as Bases for Case Studies. Journal of College Science Teaching 34(7): 10–11.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Using Case Studies to Teach Science. American Institute for Biological Sciences, online at: http://actionbioscience.org/education/herreid.html
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Because Wisdom Can’t Be Told. Peer Review 7(2): 30–31.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Science Education Needs Case Studies. The Scientist 19(4): 10.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) The Pima Experience: Three Easy Pieces. Journal of College Science Teaching 34(6) :8–11.
  • Dudek, J., N. Marriner, C. F. Herreid (2005) A Word to the Wise: Advising Freshmen. Journal of College Science Teaching 34(5): 10–12
  • Herreid, C. F. (2005) Making a Case for Science. UB Today.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2005) Racism and All Sorts of Politically Correct isms in Case Studies. What Are We to Do? Journal of College Science Teaching 34(3): 10–11.
  • Stonefoot, S.G. and C.F. Herreid (2004) Extrasensory Perception—Pseudoscience? Journal of College Science Teaching 34(2): 30–34.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2004) What’s Going on in the Physical Sciences? Where are all the Case Studies? Journal of College Science Teaching 34(1): 8–9.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2004) Can Case Studies be used to Teach Critical Thinking? Journal of College Science Teaching 33(6): 12–14.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2004) The Case of the Dividing Cell: Mitosis and Meiosis in the Cellular Court. Part II—Court is Back in Session. Journal of College Science Teaching 33(5): 12–17.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2004) The Case of the Dividing Cell: Mitosis and Meiosis in the Cellular Court. Journal of College Science Teaching 33(4): 10–13.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2004) Coplas de Ciego. Journal of College Science Teaching 33(4): 6.
  • Herreid, C. F. (2004) Why a Case-Based Course Failed: An Analysis of an Ill-fated Experiment. Journal of College Science Teaching 33(3): 8–11.
  • Herreid, C. F. (2003) Response to: The Problem with Problem-based Medical Education. Biochem. Mol. Bio. Ed 31: 253–254.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2003) Larry Finally Wrote His Book. Journal of College Science Teaching 33(1) :8–10.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2003) A Letter to Garcia. Journal of College Science Teaching 32(7): 426–428.
  • Herreid, C. F. (2003) The Death of Problem-Based Learning? Journal of College Science Teaching. 32(6): 364–366.
  • Herreid, C. F. (2002) Using Case Studies in Science—And Still Covering Content. In Team Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups (Ed. L. Michaelson, A. Knight & L. Fink) Praeger, Westport, Conn., pp.109–118.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2002) Naming Names. Journal of College Science Teaching 32(3): 162–163.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2002) Harry Potter and the Magic of Story Telling. Journal of College Science Teaching 32(1): 4–5.
  • Vail, S., and C.F. Herreid, (2002) Little Mito: The Story of the Origins of a Cell. Journal of College Science Teaching 32(1): 60–63.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2002) Twixt Fact and Fiction. Journal of College Science Teaching 31(7): 428–430.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2002) The Way of All Flesch: The Art of Writing Readable Cases. Journal of College Science Teaching 31(5): 288–291.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2001) The Maiden and the Witch: The Crippling Undergraduate Experience. Journal of College Science Teaching 31(2): 87–88.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2001) Storytellers Box. Journal of College Science Teaching 31(1): 6.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2001) When Justice Peeks: Evaluating Students in Case Study Teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching 30(7): 430–433.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2001) Don’t! What Not to Do When Teaching Cases. Journal of College Science Teaching 30(5): 292–294.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2000) I Never Knew Joe Paterno: An Essay on Teamwork and Love. Journal of College Science Teaching 30(3): 158–161.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2000) Storytellers: Spicing up the Classroom with Good Stories. Journal of College Science Teaching 30(1): 6.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2000) The Last Teacher: Technology and the Demise of the University. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(6): 423–427.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2000) Lallapalooza. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(5): 294–295.
  • Herreid, C.F. (2000) And All that Jazz: An Essay Extolling the Virtues of Writing Case Teaching Notes. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(4): 225–228.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1999) Cooking with Betty Crocker: A Recipe for Case Writing. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(3): 156–158.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1999) Saint Anthony and the Chicken Poop. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(1): 13–16.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1999) Dialogues as Case Studies: A Discussion on Human Cloning. Journal of College Science Teaching 28(4): 245.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1999) The Bee and the Groundhog. Journal of College Science Teaching 28(4): 226–228.
  • Allen, B.C. and C.F. Herreid (1998) The Petition: A Global Warming Case Study. Journal of College Science Teaching 28(2): 82–86.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1998) Why Isn’t Cooperative Learning Used to Teach Science? Bioscience 48: 553–559.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1998) Return to Mars: How Not to Teach a Case Study. Journal of College Science Teaching 27(6): 379–382.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1998) Sorting Potatoes for Miss Bonner: Bringing Order to Case-Study Methodology through a Classification Scheme. Journal. of College Science Teaching 27(4): 236–239.
  • Allen, B.C., and C.F. Herreid (1998) Is There Life on Mars? Debating the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life in a Classroom Dilemma Case. Journal of College Science Teaching 27(5): 307–310.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1997/98) What Makes a Good Case? Journal of College Science Teaching 27(3): 163–165.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1997) What Is a Case? Journal of College Science Teaching 27(2): 92–94.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1996) Structured Controversy: A Case Study Strategy. (DNA Fingerprinting in the Courts.) Journal of College Science Teaching 26(2): 95–101.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1996) Case Study Teaching in Science: A Dilemma Case on “Animal Rights.” Journal of College Science Teaching 25(6): 413–418.
  • Herreid, C.F. and A.I. Kozak (1995) Using Students as Critics in Faculty Development. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, vol 6.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1995) Chicken Little, Paul Revere and Winston Churchill Look at Science Literacy. Perspectives 25: 17–32.
  • Scannapieco, F.A. and C.F. Herreid (1994) An Application of Team Learning in Dental Education. Journal of Dental Education 58: 843–848.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1994) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. In: The Teaching Assistantship: A Preparation for Multiple Roles. Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press, pp. 241–245.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1994) Journal Articles as Case Studies: The New England Journal of Medicine on Breast Cancer. Journal of College Science Teaching 23(6): 349–355.
  • Fourtner, A.W., C.F. Fourtner, and C.F. Herreid. (1994) Bad Blood—A Case Study of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project. Journal of College Science Teaching 23(5): 277–285.
  • Herreid, C.F. (1994) Case Studies in Science–A Novel Method of Science Education. Journal of College Science Teaching 23(4): 221–229.

Invited Lectures and Workshops

Since 1991, Dr. Herreid has conducted an annual week-long workshop on case study teaching on his home campus in Buffalo. Additionally, since 1999 he has hosted an annual two-day fall case teaching conference in Buffalo. The following are a selection of additional presentations:

  • 2011

Life University, Marietta, GA - Plenary lecture and two workshops on teaching and writing case studies.

Tufts University, Boston, MA - Workshop for post-docstoral fellows and faculty on teaching and writing cases.

New Jersey City University - Case study teaching and writing workshop.

American Association of Museums Annual Conference, Houston, TX - Two workshops for museum professional on how to give effective presentations without lecturing.

Iowa State University - 2-day case study workshop for high school teachers involved with research projects supportted by various national and state grants.

Animal Behavior Society Annual Conferencem Bloomington, IN -½-day workshop on case studies.

St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX - 2-day workshop on how to write and teach with case studies.

  • 2010

Chattanooga State Community College - Workshop for faculty on teaching and writing cases.

State Teachers Association of New York Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY - Lecture on Darwin to university and K-12 teachers.

Niagara Falls High School, NY - Workshop for high school teachers on teaching with cases.

Albany School of Pharmacy, Albany, NY - 1-day workshop on teaching and writing case studies.

Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY - Workshop on how to teach with case studies.

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL - 2-day workshop on teaching and writing case studies in science.

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY - Panel discussion on teaching cases studies using clickers.

  • 2009

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX - 1-day workshop on how to teach with and write cases across the disciplines.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA - 1-day workshop for post-doctoral fellows on teaching and writing case studies.

Stony Brook University, Manhattan NYC Campus-Chautauqua NSF Short Course (2½ day case study workshop).

University of Calgary, Canada - 2-day workshop for faculty across western Canada on how to teach science using case studies.

Excelsior College - Three webinars for faculty at Excelsior on how to teach over the Internet using case studies.

Yale University - Conneticut Conference of Independent Colleges, Project Kaleidoscope, and Conneticut State University System - Workshop and panel discussion on the use of Problem-Based Learning and Case Study Teaching in undergraduate education.

  • 2008

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA - Four workshops on teaching and writing case studies in different disciplines.

Stony Brook University, Manhattan NYC Campus-Chautauqua NSF Short Course (2½ day case study workshop).

Nelson Education Ltd., Toronto, Canada - 1½ day workshop to employees of the Nelson textbook company and Canadian faculty on how to teach with case studies and how to write cases for science classes.

  • 2007
     
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA - 1-day workshop for faculty and postdocs on the use of case study teaching in science.

    Cameron University, Lawton, OK - 2-day workshop for faculty on case study teaching.

     
    CUNY Manhattan Community College, New York, NY - 1-day workshop on the teaching of science using case studies.
     
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Disney World 2007 Meeting, Orlando, FL - Keynote speech for 2007 Teachers Seminar Developing and Enhancing Skills to Optimize Student Learning Outcomes. Also three workshops on the Interrupted Case Method, the Intimate Debate Technique, and Engaging Students in Large Classroom Settings.
     
    Northeast Teaching Workshop, University of Connecticut, CT - Half-day workshop on Case Study Approach for Improving the Teaching of Agricultural Science.
     
    3rd Annual Teaching & Learning Initiative University Wide Conference, Long Island University, NY - Presented lecture on the use of case study teaching and participated in a panel discussion with university faculty on teaching.

    St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN - 2-day workshop on teaching with case studies.

  • 2006
     
    University of Vermont, VT - 2-day workshop on using case studies to teach environmental engineering.

    University of Mississippi, MI - 5-day workshop on using case studies to teach science.

    James Madison University, VA - Four workshops on case study teaching for faculty in education, biology, and across disciplines.
     
    Houston Community College System, TX - 1-day workshop on case study teaching for community college and high school faculty under a Title V grant.
     
  • 2005
     
     
    New York Chiropractic College, NY - One-day workshop on the use and writing of case studies.

    University of Texas, Austin Campus-Chautauqua NSF Short Course (2½ day case study workshop).

     
    Stony Brook University, Manhattan NYC Campus-Chautauqua NSF Short Course (2½ day case study workshop).
     
    North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC - 5-day case study workshop in the sciences.
     
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND - 5-day workshop on case study teaching in the sciences for their Teaching & Learning Center and faculty from across the state.
     
    Niagara Community College, NY - Workshop on how to write case studies in all disciplines.
     
    University of Maine, ME - 1-day workshop on case study teaching for Center for Teaching Excellence using cases across the curriculum.
     
    University at Buffalo, NY - Workshop for SUNY system schools on how to write case studies across the curriculum.
     
    Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ - 5-day workshop for the Pima Community College System focused upon minority institutions.
     
    University of Maine, ME—Conference on “Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching” as well as 2 workshops on the use of case studies.
     
  • 2004
     
    Michigan State University, MI - 5-day case study workshop for Center for Teaching & Learning.
     
    St. Ambrose University, IA - Case study workshop on the teaching of science.

    Stony Brook University, Manhattan NYC Campus-Chautauqua NSF Short Course (2½ day case study workshop).

    Chautauqua short course for SUNY/ Stony Brook - 3-day workshop showing faculty how to use cases to teach science.
     
    Minnesota State College Center for Teaching and Learning, MN - Workshop on using cases in science classes.
     
    Villanova University, NY - Two workshops on the use of case studies to teach science.
     
    Ohio State University Medical College, OH - Lecture on grant writing and workshop on using cases.
     
    Carroll College, Waukesha, WI - How to teach with cases in science classrooms.
     
  • 2003
     
    SUNY New Platz - Workshop on the use of cases to teach science.

    SUNY Fredonia - Workshop on how to assess classroom performance.

     
  • 2002
     
    University of Western Ontario - Workshops for Physical Therapy Department on the use of cases.

    Princeton University - Two workshops on the use of cases in science classes.

    University of Mississippi - Lecture for the Department of Zoology on the use of case-based teaching.
     
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE - Plenary lecture at Problem-based Learning Conference.
     
    Finger Lakes Community College - Workshop on using case studies.
     
    Umeå University Medical School, Umeå, Sweden - Two workshops on teaching medicine using case studies.
     
    Ohio State University Medical College - Workshop on how to teach and write cases.
     
  • 2001
     
    Colgate University, Hamilton, NY - Team learning workshop.

    University of Nevada—Reno - Case study workshop.

    University of British Columbia/Pace University Workshop - 5-day workshop on how to teach and write case studies.
     
  • 2000
     
     
    Nazareth College, Rochester, NY - Workshop on how to use case studies in teaching science.

    Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA - Case Method Project workshop.

    Genesee Community College - Third Annual Microbiology Workshop.
     
  • 1999

    Colegio Universitario Del Este (Puerto Rico) - Series of case studies in science workshops.

  • 1998
     
    Samford University, Birmingham, AL - Three presentations: “Active Learning,” “Case Study Teaching: Global Warming,” and “Team Learning.”

    University of Delaware, Newark, DE - “A Conversation in Interactive Teaching.”

     
    Niagara University, NY - Faculty Development Workshop on “Active Learning.”
     
  • 1997
     
    Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY - “The Use of Electronic Media in Teaching.”

    California State University, Chico, CA - Workshop on the Use of Case Studies in Teaching Science.

    St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT - Association of American Colleges and Universities Science Institute: Facilitator/consultant for 1-week conference for 17 colleges/universities engaged in curriculum development.
     
  • 1996
     
    Empire State Association of Two-Year College Biologists Keynote Speech at ESATYCB Conference - “Scientific Literacy.”

    University of Delaware, Newark, DE—5th International Conference on Problem-Based Learning. Three presentations: Banquet Speaker: “Chicken Little, Paul Revere, and Winston Churchill Look at Scientific Literacy,” “Problem Based Learning in Large Classes,” and “Student Perspectives in Problem Based Learning.”
     
    California State University, Fullerton, CA - Three presentations: “Chicken Little, Paul Revere, and Winston Churchill Look at Science Literacy,” “Why Science and Mathematics Faculty Usually Hate Cooperative/Collaborative Learning, But are Now Learning to Love it,” and “An Application of Team Learning in Sciences and Mathematics.”
     
    University of Oregon, Eugene, OR—Workshop Biology. Three presentations: Plenary Lecture: “Chicken Little, Paul Revere, and Winston Churchill Look at Scientific Literacy,” “Structured Controversy and the Interrupted Case Method of Teaching,” and Team Learning Workshop.
     
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY - “Serendipity in Science.”

    Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY - Workshop on Team Learning.

    University at Buffalo,Buffalo, NY - First World Skeptics Congress: “Critical Thinking in Education” and “A Visit from Charles Darwin.”

    University of Delaware, DE - “Team Learning.”
     
  • 1995
    Community College Science Educators, Buffalo, NY - “Scientific Literacy: The National Agenda.”
     
    University of Delaware, DE - “Active Learning in Large Classes” and “Ten Commandments of Teaching.”

    Board of Cooperative Educational Service, Niagara County, NY - ”Workshop on K–12 Science Education.”

    Canisius College, NY - 24th Annual Conference Northeast Region of the National Collegiate Honors Council: “Teaching Case Studies in Science” and “Master Class in the Art of Teaching.”

    Ithaca College, NY - “Using Case Studies Across the Disiplines.”

    Temple University, PA - “Team Learning,” “Case Studies in Science,” and “Active Learning.”
     
  • 1994
     
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology / Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, Melbourne, Australia - “Team Learning in Science Classes.”
     
    University of Canterbury, Christ Church, New Zealand - “Science, Magic and Skepticism.”

    Science Teacher’s Association, Canberra, Australia - “Science and the Paranormal.”

    D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, - Physician Assistant Program: “Ten Commandments of Teaching and Active Learning Workshop.”
     
  • 1993

    Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY - “Collaborative Learning in Teaching Sciences.”
     
    University of Houston, Houston, TX - Texas Seminar on the Core Curriculum:“Science Literacy and the Science Curriculum at Buffalo.”

    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - Faculty Development Workshop:“How to Teach Large Classes.”

Director of workshop on the use of case studies to teach science, 1998–present. Co-editor of special issue devoted to case study teaching in science for the Journal of College Teaching, 2000-2005. Consulting editor and columnist for the Journal of College Science Teaching, 1998–present.