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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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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