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

Dr. Emily Walter (she/hers) is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the STEM Education Center at California State University - Fresno. 

Her research focuses on college teaching and learning, operating at the interaction of claims, evidence, belief, and action. This includes research in science denial and on faculty and institutional change around active learning.

Research in the Walter Lab focuses on:

  • Active Learning in University Classrooms

  • Science Denial

  • Retention and Persistence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

The Walter lab provides a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. We are a safe space for undocumented students. If you are undocumented and want to do research, please do not hesitate to reach out. Dr. Walter is a safe person to speak to and she promises confidentiality should you speak about this matter.

Note. The Walter Lab is not accepting new students at this time. Dr. Walter expects to be on sabbatical in Academic Year 2022-2023. If you would like to begin a discussion about research (to start in Fall 2023), please feel free to contact Dr. Walter at

Recent and Upcoming Events

Conference Talk
2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education
8 October 2021
Porto, Portugal
Invited Talk
Division of Biological Sciences Golden Jubilee Seminar Series
9 December 2021
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, USA
Conference Talk 
American Geophysical Union

13-17 December 2021
Virtual and New Orleans, LA