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Brad Hughes

Director, Science Education and Media & Director, Strategic Media Productions
School of Biological Sciences

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

Affiliated Faculty, Education
School of Education

Affiliated Faculty, Drama
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Director, UCI Cal Teach Noyce Summer Interns and Scholarships Program

Director, MS Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design

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

Director, ESCAPE Program


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

University of California, Irvine
301 Steinhaus Hall (Office)
347 Steinhaus Hall (Media Lab)
1144 NS1 (Production Studio)
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697

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Innovations in Educational Media Production Technologies, Interdisciplinary STEAM Education, Cinematic Video Production Arts, Experimental Evolution, Sustainable Energy, Marine Science, Ecological Modeling, Scientific Visual Arts
URLs M.S. in Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design
ESCAPE Project Press Release
Dr. Hughes, Ph.D, Senate Faculty SOE, is the Francisco Ayala 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. His primary work involves the integration of Arts with Science
and Education. While a tenured senate faculty member in the Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, he is also an affiliated faculty member of the
Clair Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department, and also the School of
Education. Within the School of Biological Sciences he is directing
the 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. Dr. Hughes' new courses involve the integration
of Arts with the Communication of research through techniques of video documentary,
television and cinematic productions. 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. Hughes' media
productions involve experimental applications of cinematic workflows with documentary,
ENG, arts and scientific purposes. His experimental pedagogical research involves large
scale professional development involving integration of arts and sciences to increase
various forms of achievement, creativity, reversal of misconceptions and facilitation
of language acquisition through embodied cognition, reduction of cognitive load
and affective filters. He is the Executive Director (PI) for the NSF ESCAPE project, which
provides large scale professional development and innovative curriculum through integration
of the Arts and Sciences, while generating research based innovations for STEM to STEAM
pedagogical methods.
Publications Xu, J.Z., Graham, N.J, Kang, N., Wu, T.H., Patel, A., Hughes, B.S. (in press). Online and In-Class Applications of Neurobiological Animations as Advanced Pedagogical Tools for Enhancing Education, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies
  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 (2009-2015): 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
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
American Educational Researchers Association
Association of American Geographers
The Society for the Study of Evolution
Research Centers Media Arts in Science Symposia (MASS)
Science Education Media Lab
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Last updated 05/14/2015