Lois Peck MEd, EdD

Lois Peck MEd,EdD

Professor Emeritus of Biology


BS (West Chester University)

MEd (West Chester University)

EdD (Temple University)

Science Supervisory Certification Program (Temple University)

Research Interests

The use of variety learning centered techniques to improve college student achievement
Helping first year students make the transition from high school to college
The impact of professional development workshops on secondary school science teachers’ attitudes and practices.


Dr. Peck earned an EdD from Temple University and an MEd and BS from West Chester University. She researches the influence of visual spatial training on science achievement; the impact of teacher development on improved science instruction; and factors affecting attitudinal changes in preservice science teachers.

Selected Scholarly Activity


Peck, Lois H. The Underprepared College Student: A challenge to the professorate. Temple University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spring 1987.

Peck, Lois H., Ciociola, Cecelia M., and Conrad, Elizabeth B. 1997. Girls Succeeding in Science, Math and Technology: Who Works and What Works. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Association of University Women.

Thomulka, Kenneth W. and Peck, Lois H. 1997. Use of bioluminescence in detecting biohazardous substances in water. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 70: March

Ciociola, Cecilia and Peck, Lois H. 1997. PRIME Enrichment Program in Design Engineering and Biotechnology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: PRIME, Inc.

Thomulka, Kenneth and Peck, Lois. 1995. Use of bioluminescence in detecting biohazardous substances in water. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. ABLE


Professional Information


Prior Positions

Program Director and Science Teacher Certification Program: USciences (1990 to 2013)
Program Director and Post Baccalaureate Program Science Teacher Certification Program: USciences (1996 to 2013)

Membership in Professional Organizations

Alpha Delta Kappa
Association for Education of Teachers of Science
Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Developers
Association of Women in Science
Mid-Atlantic Association of College Biologists
National Science Teachers Association
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Phi Delta Kappa
Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
The Society of College Science Teachers


Contact Information

Office location: McNeil Science & Technology Center, Room 378
Mailing address: Box 38
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8922
Office Fax: 215.596.8710

l [dot] peck [at] usciences [dot] edu