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A photo of Dr. Emily Walter from Spring 2022

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. 

The Walter Research Group is a research lab in the Biology department at CSU Fresno. Our quest is to make science accessible, useful, and meaningful to everyone. Most of our research is done in postsecondary education settings (colleges and universities) and examines the impact 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. Dr. Walter is also a scholar of organizational and systemic change and enjoys strategic planning around key priorities.

An spring-time view of Fresno State's campus

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

Research in the Walter Lab focuses on...

Building Trust in the Biological Sciences 

through Socio-Scientific Issues

Supporting Student Success in STEM

Creativity and Storytelling in Biology

Institutional Change & Faculty Development in Evidence-Based Teaching

Recent and Upcoming Events

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2 Conference Talks & 3 Posters
STE International Conference on Science and Technology Education
3-4 October 2024
Porto, Portugal
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Conference Workshop
Central Valley Region Interdisciplinary Symposium on Education Research​ (CV-RISER)

4 May 2024
CSU Stanislaus
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