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Wilson J. Gonzalez-Espada, Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education
Program/Dept: MCSP
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph. D., Science Education, The University of Georgia, 2001. M.A., Science Education, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at San Germán, 1997. B.A., Secondary Education – Physics, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, 1993.
Research Interests: Physics education research, science assessment, public perception of science, scientific literacy, science communication, multicultural education.
Contact Info:
 405A Lappin Hall
w.gonzalez-espada@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2927
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Bio

Dr. Wilson J. González-Espada, originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, is an Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education at Morehead State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in physics education at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and his master’s degree in science education at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San Germán. 

Under the mentorship of Dr. J. Steve Oliver, Dr. González-Espada finished his doctoral degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he completed his dissertation on the contextual and culturally relevant teaching of physics in Puerto Rico.

His teaching experience includes two years as a high school physics and math teacher, two years as a physics instructor at a two-year college, and eleven years of teaching physics, physical science, and science methods classes at the college level. 

He currently teaches inquiry physical science courses and science methods for pre-service elementary teachers, and modern issues and problems in the physical sciences at Morehead State University. His scholarly interests include physics education, science assessment, the public understanding of science, and multicultural education.

Dr. González-Espada has published more than thirty articles in regional, national, and international peer-reviewed professional journals and has contributed dozens of papers to science and science education conferences. In addition, he prepares science radio segments for several Puerto Rico radio stations and writes science articles for several newspapers in the Island.

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