Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Search Program Faculty/Research

Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Ph.D.



Dr. Barea-Rodriguez’s research interest focuses on investigating and applying the best teaching practices in STEM education. Pedagogy is defined as the method and practice of teaching. Unfortunately, many graduate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines do not incorporate pedagogy in their training programs.

Scientific Teaching is a pedagogical method used in undergraduate science courses. The main idea of Scientific Teaching is to help scientists bring to teaching the critical thinking, rigor, creativity, and spirit of experimentation that defines research (Handelsman et. al, 2007). Scientific Teaching involves three major components, Active Learning, Assessment, and Inclusiveness.

Professor and Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation 

Roland K. and Jane W. Blumberg Professorship in Biosciences

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) 


Ph.D. in Biopsychology; Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

M.A. in Biopsychology; Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

B.A. in Psychology; Inter-American University of Puerto Rico


Phone: (210) 458-4511