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Brad Batdorf

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Division of Teacher Education
School of Education

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Education

  • EdD, Curriculum & Instruction, Bob Jones University
  • MAEd, Biology Teacher Education, Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  • BS, Science Education - Biology, Bob Jones University

Courses

  • Assessment of Learning (Ed 661)
  • Educator Performance & Evaluation (Ed 391)
  • Teaching Natural Science (5-8) (Ed 374)
  • Teaching Natural Science (9-12) (Ed 344)

About Brad

Brad graduated from Bob Jones University in 1985 with a BS in science education. After three years of teaching secondary science, math, and Bible in a Christian school and the completion of a master’s degree in biology education at the Citadel in Charleston, SC, he moved into the world of museum and zoo education. For fifteen years he had opportunities to communicate with audiences on various levels, while creating programs that addressed all aspects of the living world. Brad served as director of education at Brookgreen Gardens, a botanical garden and wildlife park in Murrells Inlet, SC, and then at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS. While there, he served as the zoo liaison to a cooperative Zoo Science BS degree program with Friends University where he also taught as an adjunct college instructor.

In 2003 Brad joined BJU Press as a science author where he contributed to various projects, especially those in chemistry and the life sciences on the secondary level. He is the co-author of the 3rd editions of Biology, Life Science, and Chemistry and the 4th ed. of Biology from BJU Press. In 2010 he was promoted to Manager of Secondary Writers. He earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at BJU in 2012. Around that time he began to help with the supervision of student teachers and has taught Ed 374, Teaching Natural Science, since 2013. In 2016 he moved to a full-time faculty position in the School of Education. He is currently an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Division and coordinator for the Science Education program.

Brad serves in the music and adult teaching ministries at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer, SC. For exercise, he enjoys hiking and running. His special science interests include insects, reptiles, carnivorous plants, and vegetable gardening—but not usually in combination! His wife Cheryl is also a science educator, and their two grown daughters are also involved in education.