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  • Kanesa Duncan Seraphin

    Professor

    Department(s)

    • Curriculum Research & Development Group

    Degree(s)

    • 2005 Ph.D. Zoology University of Hawaii
    • 2004 M.S. Zoology University of Hawaii
    • 1999 B.S. Biology Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    • 2008 PBCSE Science Education University of Hawaii

    Area(s) of Interest

    • aquatic science
    • communicating science
    • informal education and outreach
    • professional development (for p-20 teachers, scientists, and informal educators)
    • science education

    Brief Biography

    Kanesa Duncan Seraphin is a professor in the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) and the director of the Hawai‘i Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education. Kanesa holds a BS in biology, an MS in zoology, a PhD in zoology (for work in marine biology, molecular genetics, ecology, and science education), and a post-baccalaureate education certificate in secondary science education. She is also an experienced classroom teacher and holds a secondary science credential for the state of Hawaii. Kanesa is passionate about teaching and learning science. She researches and develops science curriculum, applies and expands science professional development models, and facilitates partnerships among professional science researchers, education researchers, and teachers of students in Grades K–12, college, and nontraditional education settings. She works to build bridges between research science and science education not only within the university and academic arenas but also within the community to better communicate science to the public.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 225-1753

    Office

    CM 130

    Email

    kanesa@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

    Visit Kanesa Duncan Seraphin's homepage

    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Book Chapters

    • Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L. M., Lawton, B. E., Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Brandon, P. R. (2014). Evaluation plan and methods. In K. D. Seraphin (Ed.), Accessible professional development for teaching aquatic science inquiry: Final report (pp. 71–108). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L., Lawton, B. E., Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Brandon, P. R. (2014). Summary of the findings for each evaluation question. In K. D. Seraphin (Ed.), Accessible professional development for teaching aquatic science inquiry: Final report (pp. 108–122). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010). Your students as scientists: guidelines for teaching science as a discipline. In R. Yagar (Ed.), NSTA Exemplary Science Programs Series (Vol. 7: Science in Social and Societal Contexts, pp. 33–50).
    • Journal Articles

    • Seraphin, K. D., Harrison, G. M., Philippoff, J. K., Brandon, P. R., Nguyen, T. T. T., Lawton, B. E., & Vallin, L. M. (2017). Teaching aquatic science as inquiry through professional development:Teacher characteristics and student outcomes. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54, 1219–1245.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, T. (2017). Using TV to Teach Ocean Science and Promote STEM Careers Across the Pacific: Voice of the Sea. Current, 31, 30–35.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Harrison, G. M., Philippoff, J. K., Nguyen, T. T. T., Lawton, B. E., & Vallin, L. M. (2017). Teaching aquatic science as inquiry through professional development: Teacher characteristics and student outcomes . Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
    • Harrison, G. M., Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Vallin, L. M., & Brandon, P. R. (2015). Comparing models of nature of science dimensionality based on the Next Generation Science Standards. International Journal of Science Education, 37, 1321–1342.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., Seki, J., & Kaupp, L. (2015). Chemical solitaire: Stepping through history to build an organizational model of the elements. The Science Teacher, 87(7), 43–51.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2014). Where are you from? Writing towards science literacy by connecting culture, person and place. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(1), 11–18.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lemus, J., Coopersmith, A., & Veary-Correa, C. K. (2014). Infusing Traditional Knowledge into Communicating Ocean Sciences Courses at the University of Hawai‘i. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(1), 5–10.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2014). Exploring Our Fluid Earth. Catalyst, L1, 6.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Lurie, M., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013). Catching waves: Making wave prints as an introduction to wave properties. Science Scope, 37(2), 49–58.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Lurie, M., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013). Catching waves: Making wave prints as an introduction to wave properties. Science Scope, 37(2), 49–58.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Parisky, A., Degnan, K., & Waren, D. P. (2012). Teaching Energy Science as Inquiry: reflections on professional development as a tool to build inquiry teaching skills for middle and high school teachers. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 22(3), 1–17.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L. J., & Vallin, L. (2012). Metacognition As Means to Increase the Effectiveness of Inquiry-based Science Education. Science Education International, Vol 22(4), 366–382.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010). A partnership approach to improving student attitudes about sharks and scientists. School Science and Mathematics, 110(4), 203–219.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010). UH Sea Grant’s Center for Marine Science Education: Graduate Student Opportunities. Ka Pili Kai, Vol. 32(1), 11.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009). University of Hawaii Sea Grant Centers of Excellence: Center for Marine Science Education. Ka Pili Kai, 31(2), 8–9.
    • Presentations

    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2017, June). Concentration and Measurement: Making abstract concepts meaningful through smell, taste, and sight. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2017, June). Beautification of the Fallen Breadfruit: Sharing stories of traditional knowledge to unite culture and scientific exploration. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2017, June). Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI). Poster. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference. Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC.
    • Philippoff, J. K., LaValle, F., Spalding, H., Morishige, K., Cox, T. E., & Seraphin, K. D. (2017, January). A tiered framework for structuring undergraduate research experiences: Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI). Presented at Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2016, September). Beautification of the fallen breadfruit. Malama Honua and our College's Promise to Children. Presented at College of Education Conversations with the Dean, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2016, July). Citizen science at the base of the watershed: Lessons learned about navigating duel science and educational goals from OPIHI (Our Project in Hawai‘i’s Intertidal). Presented at National Marine Educators’ Association, Orlando, FL.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Faucci, A. (2016, June). Our Project in Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI): Citizen Science in an accessible marine environment. Presented at International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2016, June). Voice of the Sea TV: Learning from Experts Across the Ocean. Poster. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2016, January). Voice of the Sea: Using Television to Teach Ocean Science and Promote STEM Careers across the Pacific. Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2016, January). Integrating the ocean into secondary science: An assessment of a teacher professional development course connecting aquatic science to core-curriculum content. Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2016, January). Voice of the Sea and the beautification of the fallen breadfruit . Presented at ‘Ike Wai, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Faucci, A. (2015, October). Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal. Presented at “Bytemarks Café”, a program on Hawai‘i Public Radio hosted by Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2015, August). OPIHI: Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal. Presented at “Likeable Science”, a television show hosted by Ethan Allen of Pacific Resources for Education and Learning through ThinkTech Hawai‘i, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2015, August). Voice of the Sea TV: Learning from experts across the ocean. Presented at Hawai‘i Conservation Conference, Hilo, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2015, July). Exploring Our Fluid Earth online curriculum: Virtual tour and sample sand activity. Presented at National Marine Educators’ Association, Newport, RI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Faucci, A., & Seraphin, K. D. (2015, June). Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI) and plankton cards: Teacher professional development opportunities. Presented at Hawai‘i Environmental Education Alliance, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2015, April). Voice of the Sea TV: Learning from experts across the ocean. Presented at Invited Presentation, Hanauma Bay, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2015, February). Pilot Evaluation of the Television Series Voice of the Sea. Presented at Hawai‘i Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Nguyen, T. T. T. (2015, January). How teachers participate in an online learning community for professional development. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Lurie, M., Goodwin, T., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, September). Using beach sand to foster inquiry in the classroom. Presented at Hawaii Science Teachers Association annual conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2014, September). Voice of the Sea:Educational Entertainment. Presented at Hawaii Science Teachers Association annual conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L. M., Philippoff, J. K., Brandon, P. R., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, April). Balancing development and measurement needs in an evaluation of a program under development. Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., Nguyen, T. T. T., Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L. M., & Brandon, P. R. (2014, April). Aquatic science, hybrid structure, and metacognitive strategies: Innovative aspects of a science professional development. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L. J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, February). Teaching science as inquiry aquatic professional development program: Integrating the ocean into middle and high school science classrooms of all disciplines. Presented at Biannual Ocean Science Meeting, co-sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, The Oceanographic Society, and the American Geophysical Union, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L. M., Seraphin, K. D., Lawton, B. E., & Brandon, P. R. (2013, September). The planning and implementation of an evaluation of the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) Aquatic professional development program. Presented at Hawaii-Pacific Evaluation Association annual conference, Kaneohe, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L., Seraphin, K. D., Lawton, B. E., & Brandon, P. R. (2013, September). The Planning and Implementation of an Evaluation of the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) Aquatic Professional Development Program. Presented at meeting of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association, Kane‘ohe, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Harrison, G. M., & Brandon, P. R. (2013, September). Effects of the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) Aquatic professional development course for middle- and high-school teachers. Presented at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness annual conference, Washington, D.C.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Young, D. B. (2013, July). An overview of what the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) can offer Hawaii. Presented at Exemplary State Workshop: Building Sustainable Communities by Engaging K-12 Schools in Place-Based STEM Research & Education, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Laskowsky, A., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013, July). Integrating the ocean into science classrooms of all disciplines—A professional development story. Presented at Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Vallin, L. M., & Kaupp, L. (2013, June). Metacognition: A tool to increase the effectiveness of inquiry-based science education. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Vallin, L. M., & Kaupp, L. (2013, January). Metacognition: A tool to increase the effectiveness of inquiry-based science education. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, December). Voice of the Sea: Sharing voices of knowledge from around the pacific. Presented at Hawai'i Partnership for Educational Research Consortium Educational Research Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, November). Communicating Ocean Science Across Audiences. Presented at University of Hawaii College of Education, Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Seraphin, K. D., & Brandon, P. R. (2012, October). Overview of the Teaching Science as Inquiry—Aquatic professional development project and its evaluation. Presented at American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, October). Examining evaluation process use as a result of project developers’ participation in an inquiry-based science program evaluation. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, October). Examining evaluation process use as a result of project developers’ participation in an inquiry-based science program evaluation. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L., & Lurie, M. (2012, October). Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI): Professional development for middle and high school teachers in Hawai'i. Presented at University Laboratory School-Curriculum Research & Development Group research meeting, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Pottenger, F., Kaupp, L., Lurie, M., Lin, D., … Yang, F. (2012, October). Exploring Our Fluid Earth: An online learning community and web-based source for marine science curricular materlals. Presented at University Laboratory School-Curriculum Research & Development Group research meeting, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, July). Impacting inquiry skills of students and teachers through an accessible professional development series in aquatic science. Presented at Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, July). Communicating Ocean Science. Presented at Kai Connections: Building Education Partnerships in the Ocean Sciences session of the Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, June). Communicating Ocean Science. Presented at NOAA Education Showcase, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, June). Marine Science Education Activities and Opportunities. Presented at University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Parisky, A., Degnan, K., & Waren, D. P. (2012, March). Island Energy Inquiry Professional Development: Content Enrichment and Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching About Energy Sustainability. Presented at National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Brandon, P. R., Philippoff, J. K., Lurie, M., Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L. J., … Vallin, L. (2012, February). Symposium on Impacting Inquiry Skills of Students and Teachers through an Accessible Professional Development Series in Aquatic Science. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L. J., & Lurie, M. (2012, January). Impacting Inquiry Skills of Students and Teachers through an Accessible Professional Development Series in Aquatic Science. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hi.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2011, March). Exploring Our Fluid Earth curriculum. Presented at National Marine Educators’ Share-A-Thon.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Parisky, A., Degnan, K., & Warren, D. P. (2011, January). Island Energy Inquiry Professional Development: Content enrichment and pedagogical approaches to teaching about energy sustainability. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hi.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010, October). The Importance of Effective Marine Science Outreach. Presented at Sea Grant Advisory Board, Honolulu, HI.
    • Philippoff, J. K., Parisky, A., Degnan, K., & Seraphin, K. D. (2010, September). Teaching Science as Inquiry: Aquatic science project in Hawaii’s middle and high schools. Presented at OCEANIA, the Pacific chapter of the National Marine Educators Association annual conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010, March). Exploring Our Fluid Earth Curriculum. Presented at National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Heckman, M., & Lemus, J. (2010, February). Beyond The Hype: opportunities & guidelines for effective outreach and education. Presented at International White Shark Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lemus, J., Veary, C. K., Putnam, D., Smith, D., & Wong, K. (2010, January). Communicating Ocean Sciences: Linking Educators and Research Scientists in a Cultural Context. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, October). Integrating marine science research in the classroom. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Spalding, H., & Gupta, A. (2009, July). The University of Hawaii Graduate K-12 Program: Integrating research with environmental education through student-scientist-teacher partnerships. Presented at Hawaii Conservation Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lemus, J., Cooper, P., Coopersmith, A., & Strang, C. (2009, July). Hawaii Collaboration with COSEE - CA. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Monterey, CA.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, July). Connecting students with science and building literacy through Ocean Literacy. Presented at National Marine Educators Association Conference, Monterey, CA.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, March). University of Hawaii-Manoa GK-12: A bridge to teaching science as inquiry. Presented at National Science Foundation annual meeting of Graduate K-12 program.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, February). Connecting students with science and building literacy through Ocean Literacy. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Baumgartner, E. (2008, October). Fluid Earth revised: an updated, multidisciplinary approach to aquatic science education. Presented at International Pacific Marine Educators Conference, Townsend, Australia.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, October). Building literacy through ocean literacy. Presented at International Pacific Marine Educators Conference, Townsend, Australia.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, June). Pacific Ocean Literacy for Youth, Publics, Professionals and Scientists (POLYPPS). Presented at Oceania Chapter of the National Marine Educators Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Baumgartner, E. (2008, March). Student-scientist partnerships: What NOT to do. And what to do! Presented at National Science Teachers’ Association Conference, Boston, MA.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, January). Journal writing to connect students’ personal lives with their learning about biology. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Multimedia Contributions

    • Philippoff, J. K., Greenwood, C., & Seraphin, K. D. (2017, March). Intertidal algae and invertebrates (episode 4-3 on the TV show Voice of the Sea).
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2017). Voice of the Sea (2014–2017) – Collaboration with Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) and Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program Center for Marine Science Education.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2017). 2017 Episodes.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Pottenger, F. M., Kaupp, L. J., Lurie, M. H., Lin, D., & Baumgartner, E. (2016, January). Exploring Our Fluid Earth.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2016, January). Voice of the Sea.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2016). 2016 Episodes.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2015). 2015 Episodes.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2014, January). seaHarmony.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2014). 2014 Episodes.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2013, January). Ocean Science Kiosks.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, January). Improving ocean literacy through targeted professional development.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, January). UH Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education Website.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, January). Communicating Ocean Sciences Training DVD.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, January). Graduate K-12 Website.
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, January). Case of the Sick Coral.
    • Research / Evaluation Reports

    • Seraphin, K. D., Pottenger, F. M., Kaupp, L., Lurie, M. H., Lin, D., & Baumgartner, E. (2017). Exploring Our Fluid Earth. Honolulu, HI: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., Kaupp, L. J., & Vallin, L. M. (2014, January). Introduction to the Pedagogy and Professional Development Structure. In Kanesa Duncan Seraphin (Ed.), Accessible professional development for teaching aquatic science inquiry: Final report, (pp. 1-21) (pp. 1-21). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Seraphin, K. D., Philippoff, J. K., & Lawton, B. E. (2014, January). Description of the Implementation and Project Team Reflections In Kanesa Duncan Seraphin (Ed.), Accessible professional development for teaching aquatic science inquiry: Final report, (pp. 23-42). Honolulu, HI (pp. 23-42). University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Harrison, G. M., Brandon, P. R., Vallin, L. M., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2013, January). The Teaching Science as Inquiry-Aquatic project in 2011–2012: A report for participating Maui County teachers. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Harrison, G. M., Brandon, P. R., Vallin, L. M., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2013, January). The Teaching Science as Inquiry-Aquatic project in 2011–2012: A report for participating Hawai‘i Island teachers. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Harrison, G. M., Brandon, P. R., Vallin, L. M., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. K. (2013, January). The Teaching Science as Inquiry-Aquatic project in 2010–2012: A report for participating O‘ahu teachers. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.