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  • No Photo AvailableKanesa Duncan Seraphin

    Associate 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 an associate professor in the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and the director of the UH Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education. She holds a BS in biology, an MS in zoology, a PhD in zoology (for work studying scalloped hammerhead sharks), 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.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 225-4439

    Office

    CM 130

    Email

    kanesa@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Book Chapters

    • Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L., Lawton, B., Brandon, P. R., Philippoff, J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014). Summary of the findings for each evaluation question. In Kanesa Duncan 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.   Details
    • Harrison, G. M., Vallin, L., Lawton, B., Brandon, P. R., Philippoff, J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014). Evaluation plan and methods. In Kanesa Duncan 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.   Details
    • 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).    Details
    • Journal Articles

    • Harrison, G., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. (2015). Comparing models of nature of science dimensionality based on the Next Generation Science Standards. International Journal of Science Education, Advance online publication, 1–22.   Details
    • 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.   Details
    • 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.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Kaupp, L., & Philippoff, J. (2013). Catching waves: Making wave prints as an introduction to wave properties. Science Scope, 37(2), 49-58.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Degnan, K., Parisky, A., Waren, D. P., & Philippoff, J. (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.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Vallin, L., Kaupp, L., & Philippoff, J. (2012). Metacognition As Means to Increase the Effectiveness of Inquiry-based Science Education. Science Education International, Vol 22(4), 366-382.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010). A partnership approach to improving student attitudes about sharks and scientists. School Science and Mathematics, 110(4), 203-219.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010). UH Sea Grant’s Center for Marine Science Education: Graduate Student Opportunities. Ka Pili Kai, Vol. 32(1), 11.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009). University of Hawaii Sea Grant Centers of Excellence: Center for Marine Science Education. Ka Pili Kai, 31(2), 8-9.   Details
    • Presentations

    • Philippoff, J., Lurie, M., Goodwin, T., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, Sep). Using beach sand to foster inquiry in the classroom. Presented at the Hawaii Science Teachers Association annual conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Harrison, G., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Philippoff, J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, Apr). Balancing development and measurement needs in an evaluation of a program under development. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Harrison, G., Seraphin, K. D., & Nguyen, T. T. (2014, Apr). Aquatic science, hybrid structure, and metacognitive strategies: Innovative aspects of a science professional development. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Kaupp, L., & Seraphin, K. D. (2014, Feb). Teaching science as inquiry aquatic professional development program: Integrating the ocean into middle and high school science classrooms of all disciplines.. Presented at the 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.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Lawton, B., Vallin, L. M., Brandon, P. R., Harrison, G., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013, Sep). The planning and implementation of an evaluation of the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) Aquatic professional development program. Presented at the Hawaii-Pacific Evaluation Association annual conference, Kaneohe, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Vallin, L., Lawton, B. E., Brandon, P. R., Harrison, G., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013, Sep). The Planning and Implementation of an Evaluation of the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) Aquatic Professional Development Program. Presented at the meeting of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Evaluation Association, Kane‘ohe, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Laskowsky, A., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013, Jul). Integrating the ocean into science classrooms of all disciplines—A professional development story. Presented at the Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance Symposium, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Young, D. B., & Seraphin, K. D. (2013, Jul). An overview of what the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) can offer Hawaii. Presented at the Exemplary State Workshop: Building Sustainable Communities by Engaging K-12 Schools in Place-Based STEM Research & Education, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Nov). Communicating Ocean Science Across Audiences. Presented at the University of Hawaii College of Education, Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) Meeting, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Brandon, P. R., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Oct). Overview of the Teaching Science as Inquiry—Aquatic professional development project and its evaluation. Presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.   Details
    • Lawton, B. E., Philippoff, J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Oct). Examining evaluation process use as a result of project developers’ participation in an inquiry-based science program evaluation. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Jul). Communicating Ocean Science. Presented at the Kai Connections: Building Education Partnerships in the Ocean Sciences session of the Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., & Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Jul). Impacting inquiry skills of students and teachers through an accessible professional development series in aquatic science. Presented at the Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance Symposium, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Jun). Communicating Ocean Science. Presented at the NOAA Education Showcase, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012, Jun). Marine Science Education Activities and Opportunities. Presented at the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Degnan, K., Parisky, A., Waren, D. P., & Philippoff, J. (2012, Mar). Island Energy Inquiry Professional Development: Content Enrichment and Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching About Energy Sustainability. Presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lurie, M., Vallin, L., Kaupp, L., Brandon, P. R., Harrison, G., Philippoff, J., & Philippoff, J. (2012, Feb). Symposium on Impacting Inquiry Skills of Students and Teachers through an Accessible Professional Development Series in Aquatic Science. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lurie, M., Kaupp, L., & Philippoff, J. (2012, Jan). Impacting Inquiry Skills of Students and Teachers through an Accessible Professional Development Series in Aquatic Science. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hi.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Degnan, K., Parisky, A., Warren, D. P., & Philippoff, J. (2011, Jan). Island Energy Inquiry Professional Development: Content enrichment and pedagogical approaches to teaching about energy sustainability. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hi.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010, Oct). The Importance of Effective Marine Science Outreach. Presented at the Sea Grant Advisory Board, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Philippoff, J., Degnan, K., Parisky, A., & Seraphin, K. D. (2010, Sep). Teaching Science as Inquiry: Aquatic science project in Hawaii’s middle and high schools. Presented at the OCEANIA, the Pacific chapter of the National Marine Educators Association annual conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2010, Mar). Exploring Our Fluid Earth Curriculum. Presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lemus, J., & Heckman, M. (2010, Feb). Beyond The Hype: opportunities & guidelines for effective outreach and education. Presented at the International White Shark Symposium, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Wong, K., Lemus, J., Smith, D., Putnam, D., & Veary, C. (2010, Jan). Communicating Ocean Sciences: Linking Educators and Research Scientists in a Cultural Context. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, Oct). Integrating marine science research in the classroom. Presented at the National Marine Educators Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, Jul). Connecting students with science and building literacy through Ocean Literacy. Presented at the National Marine Educators Association Conference, Monterey, CA.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Gupta, A., & Spalding, H. (2009, Jul). The University of Hawaii Graduate K-12 Program: Integrating research with environmental education through student-scientist-teacher partnerships. Presented at the Hawaii Conservation Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Lemus, J., Cooper, P., Strang, C., & Coopersmith, A. (2009, Jul). Hawaii Collaboration with COSEE - CA. Presented at the National Marine Educators Association Conference, Monterey, CA.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, Mar). University of Hawaii-Manoa GK-12: A bridge to teaching science as inquiry. Presented at the National Science Foundation annual meeting of Graduate K-12 program.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009, Feb). Connecting students with science and building literacy through Ocean Literacy. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, Oct). Building literacy through ocean literacy. Presented at the International Pacific Marine Educators Conference, Townsend, Australia.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Baumgartner, E. (2008, Oct). Fluid Earth revised: an updated, multidisciplinary approach to aquatic science education. Presented at the International Pacific Marine Educators Conference, Townsend, Australia.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, Jun). Pacific Ocean Literacy for Youth, Publics, Professionals and Scientists (POLYPPS).. Presented at the Oceania Chapter of the National Marine Educators Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., & Baumgartner, E. (2008, Mar). Student-scientist partnerships: What NOT to do. And what to do!. Presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association Conference, Boston, MA.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008, Jan). Journal writing to connect students’ personal lives with their learning about biology. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Multimedia Contributions

    • Seraphin, K. D. (2012). Improving ocean literacy through targeted professional development.    Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009). Communicating Ocean Sciences Training DVD.    Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2009). UH Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education Website.    Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008). Case of the Sick Coral.    Details
    • Seraphin, K. D. (2008). Graduate K-12 Website.    Details
    • Research / Evaluation Reports

    • Seraphin, K. D., Lawton, B., & Philippoff, J. (2014). 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. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • Seraphin, K. D., Vallin, L., Kaupp, L., & Philippoff, J. (2014). 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). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • Harrison, G., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. (2013). 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.   Details
    • Harrison, G., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. (2013). 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.   Details
    • Harrison, G., Vallin, L., Brandon, P. R., Seraphin, K. D., & Philippoff, J. (2013). 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.   Details