Heidi McGrew has been an instructor of introductory earth science courses at UD since 1996. In 1997, she and her husband, Allen McGrew, were co-recipients of the "Innovation in Service Learning" award for development of the "Field Trip to Planet Earth" program for elementary school children. From 2001 to 2005, she was the co-coordinator of the Integrated Natural Science Sequence.
The Faculty Perspective
I became a geologist because I am very interested in earth processes. I love to communicate that excitement to my students, most of whom are not science majors. I feel that understanding our natural world leads to a greater appreciation of it.
- M.S., Geophysics, Stanford University
- Science education
McConnell, David A.; Borowski, Walter; Dick, Jeffrey; Foos, Annabelle; Greer, Lisa; Heaney, Peter J.; Knott, Jeffrey R.; Malone, Michelle; McGrew, Heidi; Owens, Katharine D.; Steer, David N.; Van Horn, Stephen, 2006, Using conceptests to assess and improve student conceptual understanding in introductory geoscience courses: Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 54, no. 1.
Owens, Katharine; Borowski, Walter; Dick, Jeffrey; Greer, Lisa; Knott, Jeffrey; Malone, Michele; McConnell, David A.; McGrew, Heidi; Steer, David; Van Horn, Stephen, 2004, Changing pedagogy to include conceptests and peer instruction in introductory geoscience courses; the impact on instructors and students: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America Vol. 36, no. 5.
McConnell, David; Borowski, Walter; Dick, Jeffrey; Knott, Jeffrey; Konigsberg, Alvin; Malone, Michelle; McGrew, Heidi; Owens, Kathie; Steer, David; Van Horn, Stephen, 2003, Using conceptests in multiple introductory courses: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America Vol. 35, no. 6.
McGrew, Allen J. and McGrew, Heidi S., 2000, The Photoessay as a Teaching Tool in Introductory Earth Science: Journal of Geoscience Education , v. 48, no. 5.
McGrew, H. S. and A.J. McGrew, 2000, Learning to See Geology: the Photoessay as a Tool for Teaching Introductory Earth Science: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs , v. 32, no. 7, p. A421.
McGrew, H. S., and A.J. McGrew, 1998, Field Trip to Planet Earth -- A Service-learning Model for Earth Science Education: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs , v. 30, no. 7, p. A62.
Johnson, R.A., P.A. Valasek, R.B. Hawman, H.S. McGrew, and S.B. Smithson, 1987, Crustal structure beneath Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.