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Brad Hughes

Director, Science Education and Media
School of Biological Sciences

Senate Faculty LSOE, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Affiliated Faculty, Education
School of Education

Director, Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences and Sustainability

Co-Director, Cal Teach Program

Director, UCI Summer Evolution Institute

Director, UCI Cal Teach Noyce Summer Interns and Scholarships Program

Director, MS Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design

Director, Strategic Media Productions

Senior Fellow, Science, Education and Media, Aquarium Of the Pacific

Director, ESCAPE Program


Ph.D., UCI, 2007, Biological Sciences

Phone: (949) 824-2359
Email: bhughes@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
301 Steinhaus Hall (Office)
341 Steinhaus Hall (Media Lab/Studio)
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Science Education, Experimental Evolution, Sustainable Energy, Educational Media Production, Marine Science, Ecological Modeling, Scientific Visual Arts
   
URL M.S. in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design
   
Research
Abstract
Brad Hughes Received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 2007,
having also completed a B.S. in Biological Sciences, B.A. in Social
Sciences, California Teaching Credentials, and graduate studies of
educational media production and educational psychology. Dr. Hughes
is the School of Biological Sciences Director of Science Education and Media,
and Director of Strategic Media Productions, dealing with both
internal and external communications across and array of media types.
Dr. Hughes is a tenured Senate Faculty with Security of Employment in the
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He is also an Affiliated
Faculty member of the UCI School of Education, where he trains
science teachers. Within the School of Biological Sciences he is directing
the new M.S. in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design Program,
along with the new B.S. in Biology/Education, while developing and teaching
courses in Scientific Educational Media, Methods of Experimental Evolution,
Video Cinematography & Production and PostProduction Techniques, Multimedia,
Marine Science & Coastal Ecology, Research Methods, and Complex Pedagogical
Design. He also teaches Laboratory Physiology, Secondary Science Methods,
and Elementary Science Methods. His biological research involves the
methods of microbial experimental evolution applied to issues in coastal
ecology, sustainability, energy, environmental public health, evolution theory
and science education. His interdisciplinary work involves such projects as
enhancing scientific visualization to improve learning in video production,
scientific educational media design, training teachers through partnerships
with informal science centers, educational ecotourism and connecting
university scientific research to K-12 students through innovative outreach. As
a Researcher, Media Director and Producer, Hughes seeks to increase science
learning for the public and shift the way scientists are perceived in the public eye,
through integrating the media arts with science and education.
   
Publications Gallet R., Y. Latour, B.S. Hughes, and T. Lenormand. 2014. The Dynamics Of Niche Evolution Upon Abrupt Environmental Change. Evolution doi:10.1111/evo.12359
   
  Albert F. Bennett and Bradley S Hughes. 2009. Microbial Experimental Evolution. Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol 297:17-25
   
  Hughes B.S. 2008. Evolutionary patterns of Escherichia coli growth in seawater determined with a Host To Coast Environmental Laboratory Analog. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 53:243-255
   
  Hughes B.S., A.J. Cullum, and A.F. Bennett. 2007. Evolutionary adaptation to environmental pH in experimental lineages of Escherichia coli. Evolution 61:1725-1734
   
  Hughes B.S., A.J. Cullum, and A.F. Bennett. 2007. An experimental evolutionary study on adaptation to temporally fluctuating pH in Escherichia coli. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80:406-421
   
  Hughes B.S. 2007. Spiraling evolutionary patterns in cycling environments: The experimental evolution of superior ecological generalists. Dissertation
   
Grants NSF Grant #0748903, Experimental Evolutionary Studies of Temperature (2008-2012) Adaptation: Researcher and Educational Institute Coordinator, $900,000
   
NMSI UTeach Grant #42818, National Math and Science Initiative (2008-2013) Replication of UTeach: Co-Director $2,400,000
   
NSF Grant #0723288, Flow sensing in the Lateral Line System of Zebrafish Larvae (2007-2010): Co-PI, $186,829
   
NSF GK-12 Grant #063875, Innovating Graduate and K-12 Education in Biological Sciences (2007-2012): Lecturer, Summer Institute Instructor, $2,200,000
   
NSF Grant 0934928, UCI Cal Teach Noyce Summer Intern & Scholarships (2009-2014): PI & Director $900,000
   
NSF Grant 1031783, Collaborative Research: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Cyanophages (2010-2013): Co-PI $813,207
   
ITQ Grant ITQ-10-710, Improving Teacher Quality (2010-2014): PI & Media Director $1,101,427
   
NSF Grant #DRL-1321343, ESCAPE: Equitable Science Curriculum Integrating Arts in Public Education (2013-2017): PI and Media Director, $6,430,103
   
NSF Grant #1332740, Collaborative proposal: Cyanophage-Synechococcus interactions in complex communities (2013-2016): Co-PI $823,576
   
Professional
Societies
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
American Educational Researchers Association
Association of American Geographers
The Society for the Study of Evolution
   
Research Centers Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences, and Sustainability
   
Media Arts in Science Symposia (MASS)
   
Science Education Media Lab
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5587
   
Last updated 03/06/2014