Faculty Profile

Del Gillispie, Certification Officer/License Adviser

Associate Professor

145 Meier Hall/NSC 133


Ph.D. - Purdue University, Lafayette, IN 2008
M.S. - Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 1975
B.A. - Berea College, Berea, KY 1973


9-12 - Indiana; Biology; General Science; Physical Science

5-12 - Illinois; Biology, Cell Biology, Plant Science; Anatomy and Physiology, (Middle School and High School)

Areas of Specialization


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biotechnology
  • General Biology
  • Microbiology


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Multiculutral education
  • diversity
  • service-learning
  • study abroad cross-cultural experience
  • pre-service teachers
  • teaching and learning
  • cadet teaching programs
  • study circles on Race Relations

Courses Taught

ED 103:  (Portage High School) Cadet - Introduction to Teaching

ED 203:  Introduction to Teaching & Field Experience

ED 370:  Home, School, Community Relations

ED 457:  Principles and General Methods in Secondary Schools (Curriculum & Assessment)

ED 489/589:  Science Methods (Curriculum Instructional Methods)

ED 490/590:  Cross-Cultural Experiences in Central Ameica

ED 512:  Models of Teaching for Adolescents and Young Adults 

ED 690:  Integrating Science and Technology in Secondary Schools

ED 690:  Integrating Science and Technology in Elementary Schools

ED 695:  Practicum - Portfolio Assessment

BIO 125:  Biotechnology

BIO 151:  Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 152:  Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Research Interests

International Education; Cross-cultural Studies, Study Abroad; Cadet Programs; Curriculum Theory; Curriculum Studies; Teacher Educatiojn; Biotechnology, Biology Preservice Teachers; Multi-cultural education; & Human Genome Project

Current Research

Dissertation: Cultural Diversity: Development of Preservice Teachers' Learning and Understanding of Multi-culturalism in a Teacher Education Program.


  • The Big House by Gloria Ladson Billings (Book Review), Multicultural Perspectives (Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education), 2007 
  • Improved prediction of fetal maturity in diabetic pregnancies, Am L. Obstetrics Gynecological, 142: 197 (1982), 1982 
  • Diagnosis of fetal pulmonary maturity of amniotic fluid analysis, Pri Care XV, 778, 1979 
  • Cultural Diversity: Development of Preservice Teachers Learning and Understanding of Multiculturalism in a Teacher Education Program., UMI - Pro Quest, 2008 
  • Pre-service Teachers: Teacher Preparation, Multi-cultural Curriculum and Culturally Relevant Teaching., Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education, Vol. VI, No. 1, p. 71-91, 2009 

Professional Affiliations

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (J.E.Q.R.)
    Editorial Review Board
  • National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
    Member, editorial Review Board
  • Indiana Association of Biology Teachers (ABT)
  • Hoosier Association of Science, Technology, Industry (HASTI)