Janet Branchaw, Ph.D.


103B 445 Henry Mall | branchaw@wisc.edu | Curriculum Vitae

science education, assessment, undergraduate research, research mentoring, biology, physiology, cellular neurophysiology

Janet Branchaw is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE).

  • Education

    Ph D, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996.
    Major: PhysiologyDissertation Title: The Role of Calcium Channels in Stimulus-Secretion Coupling
    MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992.
    Major: Physiology
    BS, Iowa State University, 1990.
    Major: ZoologySupporting Areas of Emphasis: German

Select Awards & Honors

Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin System. (January, 2011).

Research Interests

Professor Branchaw’s current research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative approaches to undergraduate science education, with a special emphasis on undergraduate research, assessment of student learning and broadening participation in science among underrepresented groups.

Janet Branchaw