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Michael Daley

Associate Professor (Clinical) and Director of the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform

Center for Professional Development & Education Reform

PhD, Boston University (geography)
MS, State University of New York - Plattsburgh (teaching secondary science)
BS, Siena College (biology)


Michael Daley is an environmental scientist with a passion for science education. Over the past 20 years, he has conducted research and taught in a wide variety of settings. His research has taken him into the forests and fields of the Northeastern United States to study the impacts of global changes on ecosystems.

Daley has taught students as an outdoor educator, a middle school science teacher, and a college professor. In addition to traditional science courses, he teaches multidisciplinary courses, courses on science education, and online teaching courses. His field research has been published in journals, including Tree Physiology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Ecological Modeling, and Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Daley’s work on teaching and learning science in higher education has been presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, the New England Educational Assessment Fall Forum, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, and the National Science Teachers Association Conference.