Chatham University

Environmental Studies Faculty and Staff

Barbara Biglan Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Hometown : Buffalo, NY
Joined Chatham : 1998

Academic Areas of Interest

Science and Math education, Early Childhood education, Environmental issues, cancer and teaching using case studies

Personal Areas of Interest

Bicycling, hiking, painting


  • B.S., LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY) 1966
  • M.Ed. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968
  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) 1977


  • "Implications of Role Play and Team Teaching as Strategies for Information Technology Pedagogy"R. Lombard, B. Biglan
  • The Fish Kill Mystery, Science Scope, vol 31, no. 6, February 2008 Heid, Biglan, Ritson


  • New York State Certification: General Science, Biology


  • NSF MSP grant (Project Direction - Higher Education) - Math Science Partnership of Southwest PA (2003-2009)


  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • North American Association of Environmental Educators
  • National Sceicne Teachers Association


  • Higher Education Project Director, NSF funded Math Science Partnership of South western Pennsylvania September 2003-2009
  • Computer Coordinator, ShadySide Academy, August 1987- June 1992
  • Head of School, Wheeling Country Day School July 1992 - July 1998
  • Program Director Master of Arts in Teaching August 1999 - June 2002


  • Using Inquiry-based Science Experiences in Early Childhood Education, workshop, NAEYC, November 2009
  • NSTA: Using Galimotos and other African Toys in Science Classrooms (March 2008)
  • ISTTE: Implications of Role Play and Team Teaching for Information Technology Pedagogy (Match 2008)
  • PSTA: Using Case Studies in Middle School Science Classrooms (December 2007)
  • Keeping Rachel Carson’s Legacy Alive, North American Association of Environmental Educators Annual Conference (Minneapolis, MN) October 2006
  • Integrating Musical Theater into the Curriculum, Mark Stevenson and Barbara Biglan, Seminar Booklet created for the Pittsburgh Teachers Institute, Spring 2003