Molly H. Weinburgh, Ph.D.

    BRIT Education and Research Associate

    Ph. D. in Science Education & Leadership, Emory University
    M.A.T. in Science Education/Biology, Emory University
    B.A. in Biology, Agnes Scott College

    Dr. Weinburgh joined the faculty of TCU in 2002 and is the William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education and the Director of the Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education.  She taught biology, health, and physical science for 16 years before completing her doctorate in 1993.  Her first faculty appointment was at Georgia State University (1991-2002) in Atlanta, Georgia.  At TCU she directs the Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Science Education, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science education, and teaches the Honors section of a non-majors biology course.

    Her research focuses on equity in science education, especially gender and language issue, and on inquiry-based science instruction. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Current Issues in Middle Level Education, TechTrends, The Georgia Science Teacher, Focus on the Middle School, and School Science and Mathematics. She is currently the Co-Editor of the Electronic Journal of Science Education ( and is on the editorial review board of Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Journal of Elementary Science Education.

    Her awards include 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar and elected 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She has received external, competitive funding totaling nearly $8,000,000 from the National Science Foundation, Eisenhower Fund, Southeastern Regional Vision for Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Coca Cola Foundation.  

    Phone: 817.257.6115