Adrienne E. Williams

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Director, Teaching and Learning Research Center

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1998, Biology

Phone: (949) 824-8691

University of California, Irvine
3022 AIRB
Division of Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning Research Center
Mail Code: 4150
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Biology Education, student success in STEM
Williams, A.E. A case study in biology. In L. Santos Green, J. R. Banas, & R. Perkins (Eds.). (2016). The Flipped College Classroom: Conceptualized and Re-conceptualized. New York: Springer.
Williams, A. E., Aguilar-Roca, N. M., & O’Dowd, D. K. (2016). Lecture capture podcasts: differential student use and performance in a large introductory course. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(1), 1-12
Williams, A., N.M. Aguilar-Roca, M. Tsai, M. Wong, M. Moravec Beaupré, and D. K. O’Dowd. 2011. Assessment of learning gains associated with independent exam analysis in introductory biology. CBE-Life Sci Educ 10: 346-356
Jiang, S., A.E. Williams, M. Warschauer, W. He, & D.K. O’Dowd. (2014). Influence of incentives on performance in a pre-college biology MOOC. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 15(5).
Moravec, M., Williams, A., Aguilar-Roca, N., O'Dowd, D.K. 2010. Learn before Lecture: A Strategy That Improves Learning Outcomes in a Large Introductory Biology Class. CBE Life Sci Educ 9(4): 473-481
Aguilar-Roca, N.M., Williams, A. and D.K. O’Dowd. 2012. The impact of laptop-free zones on student performance and attitudes in large lectures. Computers in Education 59(4): 1300-1308
Aguilar-Roca, N., A. Williams, R. Warrior, D.K. O’Dowd (2009) Two-minute training in class significantly increases the use of professional formatting in student to faculty email correspondence. IJSoTL 3: 1-15.
Williams A.E., M.R. Rose & T.J. Bradley. (2004) The respiratory pattern in Drosophila melanogaster selected for desiccation resistance is not associated with the observed evolution of decreased locomotory activity. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77 (1): 10-17.
Bradley, T.J., A.E. Williams and M.R. Rose. (1999) Physiological responses to selection for desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster. American Zoologist 39 (2): 337
Williams, A.E., & T.J. Bradley. (1998) The effect of respiratory pattern on water loss in desiccation-resistant Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology 201: 2953-9.
Williams, A.E., M.R. Rose & T.J. Bradley. (1998) Using laboratory selection for desiccation resistance to examine the relationship between respiratory pattern and water loss in insects. Journal of Experimental Biology 201: 2945-52
Williams, A.E., M.R. Rose & T.J. Bradley. (1997) Ventilatory pattern in Drosophila melanogaster: the effect of selection for desiccation resistance. Journal of Experimental Biology 200: 615-624.
AAU ALL-STEM Mini Grants, 2017-2019
Professional Society
Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)
Other Experience
Co-Director, HHMI-UCI Professor Program
UCI 2006—2015

Graduate Programs
Comparative Physiology

Research Center
Teaching and Learning Research Center
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