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Fardad Firooznia

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Fardad Firooznia

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Department
Office
MR535 (office)
Building: 
Marshak Science Building
Phone Number: 
212-650-6580 (office)
Fax: 
212-650-8585
Email: 
ffirooznia@ccny.cuny.edu
Personal Website: 
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Dr. Firooznia is interested in science pedagogy and plant ecophysiology.  His past research has focused on tree-soil water relations and applications of simulation models to estimating forest water use.  More recently he has focused on researching the effectiveness of various teaching methods that use active learning in the science classroom.

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Education
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Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Cornell University, NY , 1998
B.S. in Biology, Yale University, CT, 1991

 

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Courses Taught
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Biology 10000- Strategy of Life

Biology 101- Biological Foundations I

Biology 31810- Ethnobotany

Biology 466- Plant Physiology

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Research Interests
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Instructional Design and Science Pedagogy.
Characteristics of water use by tree species.
Simulating patterns of water uptake by forest stands.

 

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Publications
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Firooznia, F., 2009. An ode to PSII. The American Biology Teacher. 71(1): 27-30.

Firooznia, F., 2007. The story of the Calvin Cycle: bringing carbon fixation to life. The American Biology Teacher. 69(6): 364-367.

Firooznia, F., and D. Andreadis, 2006. Information literacy in introductory biology. Journal of College Science Teaching. May/June, 23-27.

Firooznia, F., 2006. Giant Ants and Walking Plants: Using science fiction to teach a writing-intensive, lab-based biology class for non-majors. Journal of College Science Teaching. March/April, 26-31.

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