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Daniel Edwin Wivagg

Daniel Edwin Wivagg, American biology educator, editor. Recipient Distinguished Achievement award for editorial Educational Press Association of America, 1986, Excellence in Print award for writing/editorial Washington Education Press Association, 1986, 91; course improvement grantee National Science Foundation, 1993-1995.

Background

  • Wivagg, Daniel Edwin was born on November 14, 1943 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edwin Nathaniel Wivagg and Hazel Viola Hokans.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Zoology, University Massachusetts, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Botany, University Texas, 1975.

    Career

    • Secondary science teacher North Reading (Massachusetts) High School, 1966-1969. Assistant professor Loyola University, Chicago, 1974-1979. From lecturer to instructor to associate professor Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1979-1995, professor, from 1995.

      Grant reviewer National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 1994, 99. Director education reform Tapestry, The Institute for Philosophy, Religion, and Life Sciences, Inc., Waco, 1998-2000, chairman board directors, since 2000. Consultant editor Saunders College Public, Philadelphia, 1996-1998.

      Member Advanced Placement Biology Test Development Committee, 2002-2004.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow Texas Academy of Sciences. Member American Institute Biology Sciences, National Association Biology Teachers (publications committee 1998-2001, assessment task force 1997-2001, chair occasional publications subcommittee 1996-2001), Science Teachers Association Texas, Texas Association Biology Teachers (president-elect 2003, president 2004-2005), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Timber frame construction, carpentry, cattle ranching.

    Connections

    • Children: Jonathan, Jennie, Peter, Eric. Married Becky Cassell, January 3, 2003.
    • father: Edwin Nathaniel Wivagg
    • mother: Hazel Viola Hokans
    • spouse: Becky Cassell
    • children: Jonathan Wivagg
    • Jennie Wivagg
    • Peter Wivagg
    • Eric Wivagg
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    Died August 10, 2005
    (aged 61)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      University Massachusetts
    • 1975
      University Texas
    • 1966 - 1969
      Secondary science teacher, North Reading (Massachusetts) High School
    • 1974 - 1979
      assistant, professor Loyola University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1979 - 1995
      from lecturer, to instructor to associate professor Baylor University
      Waco, Texas, United States