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Dr. Emily M. Walter, PhD (she/her/hers)

Dr. Walter (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of Biology and

Director of the STEM Education Center at California State University - Fresno. 

My quest as a professional is to make science accessible, useful, and meaningful to everyone. Most of my research is done in postsecondary education settings (colleges and universities) and examines impacts of active, student-centered, and creative teaching and learning practices on student success. Our projects frequently prioritize how we can best support historically marginalized people in STEM, including women and people of color. I am also a scholar of organizational and systemic change and enjoy strategic planning around key priorities.


Research in the Walter Lab focuses on...

Building Trust in Science 

through Socio-Scientific Issues

Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM

Creativity and Storytelling in STEM

Institutional Change & Faculty Development in Evidence-Based Teaching

Fresno State is situated in Fresno, California on the traditional lands of Yokut and Mono peoples.  

Recent and Upcoming Events

Conference Paper
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
March 2024
Denver, CO
Conference Paper
Hawaii International
Conference on

January 2024
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Conference Workshop
CV-RISER Conference

July 2023
Fresno, CA
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