Wayne Breslyn

Dr. Wayne Breslyn,is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Maryland working on the Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE-CLEAR) program, a Phase II Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition research duties, he manages for the project.

Dr. Breslyn's research interests include technology in education, disciplinary differences in secondary science instruction, inquiry-based teaching and learning, and climate change education.

Wayne Breslyn, NBCT, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park
Department Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
2226 Benjamin Building
College Park, Maryland 20742 USA

Other Projects—a site for researchers and teachers to explore current research on using drawings to study the development of teacher candidates' science teaching identity.

Miscellaneous— interactive problems and practice for Lewis structures using an iterative, reinforced learning strategy and an online learning module on Sea Level Rise for pre-service teachers. He also is a popular STEM educator on YouTube.


Breslyn, W., McGinnis, J. R., McDonald, R. C. and Hestness, E. (2016), Developing a learning progression for sea level rise, a major impact of climate change. J Res Sci Teach, 53: 1471–1499.

Hestness, E., McDonald, R.C., Breslyn, W., McGinnis, J.R., and Mouza, C. (2014) Science Teacher Professional Development in Climate Change Education Informed by the Next Generation Science Standards. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2014, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 319-329.

Breslyn, W. and McGinnis, J. R. (2012), A comparison of exemplary biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics teachers' conceptions and enactment of inquiry. Science Education, 96(1), 48-77.
(Article | Preprint.)

McGinnis, J. R., Collins, A., Dai, A. H., Breslyn, W., & Henry, E. (2009). Journal of Research in Science Teaching annual report: January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(5), 477-480.

Carson, M. C., & Breslyn, W. (1996). Simultaneous determination of multiple tetracycline residues in milk by metal chelate affinity chromatography: collaborative study. Journal of AOAC International, 79(1), 29-42.