Nancy A. Schiller

 

Co-Director, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Librarian Emeritus, University Libraries
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260
schiller@buffalo.edu


Education

  • B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980
  • M.S. Columbia University, 1989

Professional Positions

  • Co-Director, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1999-Present
  • Librarian / Engineering Subject Specialist, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1989-2018
  • Reference / Collection Development Intern, Engineering Library, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1987-1988
  • Senior Technical Writer/Assistant Publications Director, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Buffalo, NY, 1981-1987

Honors

  • State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1990

Grants

  • 2017-20: Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Division of Graduate Education, NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program: The NAVIGATE Project: A Case-Study Approach to Overcoming Barriers to Advancement for Women in STEM (with Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo) - $428,873.
  • 2013-17: Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, TUES-Type 2 Project: Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom (with Clyde F. Herreid, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences Department, University at Buffalo) - $499,807.
  • 2006-2007: PI, University at Buffalo, Educational Technology Center, Ed-Tech Grants Program–Round Eight Award: Case Studies in Science Digital Library (with Clyde F. Herreid, Biological Sciences Department, University at Buffalo) - $9,900.
  • 2004-2007: Co-PI, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program (CCLI) National Dissemination Grant: Case Study Teaching in Science: A Nationwide Program of Faculty Development and Dissemination (with Clyde F. Herreid, Biological Sciences Department, University at Buffalo, and Mary A. Lundeberg, College of Education, Michigan State University) - $1,199,998.
  • 2000-2003: Co-PI, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Higher Education Reform Grant: Proposal for Establishing a National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (with Clyde F. Herreid, Biological Sciences Department, University at Buffalo) - $800,000.
  • 1998-2000: Co-PI, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Grant: Case Studies in Science: A Novel Method of Science Education (with Clyde F. Herreid, Biological Sciences Department, University at Buffalo) - $119,970.
  • 1996-1997: PI, State University of New York, Office of Educational Technology, Educational Technology Initiative Grant: Collaborative WWW Support of Distance Learning: Library Delivery of Electronic Course-Related Materials and Resources (with Carla Hendrix, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Nancy Cannon, SUNY Binghamton) - $84,750.
  • 1994: Program Director, The State University of New York, Office of the Provost, Conversations in the Disciplines Program Grant: The Convergence of Science and the Humanities: Internet Technologies and Scholarly Resources (with Loss Glazier, College of Arts & Sciences, University at Buffalo) - $2,500 (with a matching grant of $2,500 from the Office of the Vice President for University Libraries).

Selected Publications


Case Method Teaching

  • Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies with Quantitative Reasoning in Biology, NSTA Press, 2014.
  • Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking, NSTA Press, 2012.
  • "Guidelines for Producing Videso to Accompany Flipped Cases," Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 40-48 (with Annie Prudhomme-Genereux, John H. Wild, and Clyde F. Herreid).
  • "Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom," Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 62-66 (with Clyde F. Herreid).
  • "Teaching Sciences with Case Studies: A National Survey of Faculty Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of Using Cases" (with Aman Yadar, Mary Lundeberg, Michael DeSchryver, Kathryn Dirtin, Clyde F. Herreid, and Kimberly Maier) Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 36, no.1 (September/October 2006), pp.34-38.

Case Studies

  • "Of Mammoths and Men: A Case Study in Extinction" (with Clyde F. Herreid) Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 31, no. 1 (September 2001), pp. 52-56.
  • "The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Evolution" (with Clyde F. Herreid), Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 30, no. 1 (September 2000), pp. 56-63.