Dr. Ben England is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer for the division of Biology. Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Taylor University. He then completed a Master’s degree in Cell Biology and Toxicology at Ball State University, where his research focused on compounds to inhibit acute Staphylococcus aureus infections in cells. He then remained at Ball State and transitioned into discipline-based education research, earning an Ed.D. in Biology Education. His dissertation research focused on assessing measurable changes in student attitude and engagement in non-majors Biology taught in various types of classrooms.
At UT, Ben researches instructor practices and student anxiety in the introductory Biology sequence for majors. His other projects include an examination of faculty approaches to assessment as well as the development of an instrument to measure non-majors’ attitudes towards scientific literacy. He teaches a section of BIOL 160, the introductory Cell Biology course for majors, as well as a summer section of BIOL 101 (non-majors Biology). When not at work, he enjoys watching and critiquing film and TV or playing needlessly complex board games.