Joseph L. Zawicki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
(716) 878-3800

  Joe Zawicki   Office
Buffalo State College
Science Building #211C
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222


Professional Philosophy
The United States is facing a critical shortage of literate citizens. Research-informed instructional practices, relying on inquiry and constructivist approaches, empower students. Such powerful methods of instruction require paradigm shifts, with teachers moving away from viewing content as a body of knowledge, to that of a process, a way of knowing. My personal and professional activities are directed toward facilitating these paradigm shifts.