Julie Reynolds

Associate Professor of the Practice of the Department of Biology

External address: 
130 Science Drive, 136 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0038
(919) 681-6899
Office Hours: 
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  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 2001
  • M.S., University of California at Davis 1994
  • B.A., Pomona College 1990

The COMPASS PROJECT awarded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Program to Support Student Development and Diversity in Duke Biosciences awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

Determining the relative impact of community, mentoring, and research on STEM persistence and literacy awarded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Duke BioCoRE: Increasing Diversity through Student and Faculty Engagement awarded by Merck Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Collaborative Research: Understanding the Role of Writing in Promoting Learning and Engagement for Diverse Thesis Writer awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016

Increasing Diversity and Student Engagement in the BioSciences awarded by Merck Foundation (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Writing-to-Learn in the STEM Disciplines awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2011

Lemons, P, Reynolds, JA, Curtin, A, and Bissell, A. "Improving Critical-Thinking Skills in Introductory Biology Through Quality Practice and Metacognition." Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning. Ed. & D. Meizlish D. LaVaque-Manty N. Silver M. Kaplan. Stylus Publishing, LLC, April 15, 2013. (Chapter)

Ye, J, Reynolds, JF, Reynolds, JA, Herrick, JE, Wu, J, Chuluun, T, Li, F-M, and Long, R. "New Ecology Education: Preparing Students for the Complex Human- Environmental Problems of Dryland East Asia." Dryland East Asia (DEA): Land Dynamics Amid Social And Climate Change. Ed. J Chen, S Wan, G Henebry, J Qi, G Gutman, G Sun, and M Kappas. Walter de Gruyter, 2013. (Chapter)

Reynolds, J. "Disciplinary-Specific Thesis Assessment Protocol: A validated rubric that promotes student learning and faculty development." Changing the Conversation about Higher Education. Ed. RJ Thompson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. (Chapter)

Thaiss, C, and Reynolds, JA. "How Writing-to-Learn Practices Improve Student Learning: Connecting Research and Practice through a Consideration of Mechanisms of Effect." Changing the Conversation about Higher Education. Ed. RJ Thompson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. (Chapter)

Dowd, JE, Roy, CP, Thompson, RJ, and Reynolds, JA. "“On Course” for Supporting Expanded Participation and Improving Scientific Reasoning in Undergraduate Thesis Writing." Journal of Chemical Education 92.1 (January 13, 2015): 39-45. Full Text

Dowd, JE, Connolly, MP, Thompson, RJ, and Reynolds, JA. "Improved Reasoning in Undergraduate Writing through Structured Workshops." The Journal of Economic Education 46.1 (January 2, 2015): 14-27. Full Text

Dowd, JE, Duncan, T, and Reynolds, JA. "Concept Maps for Improved Science Reasoning and Writing: Complexity Isn't Everything." CBE life sciences education 14.4 (January 2015): ar39-. Full Text

Reynolds, JA, and Lowman, MD. "Promoting ecoliteracy through research service-learning and citizen science." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11.10 (December 2013): 565-566. Full Text

Abraham, JK, and Reynolds, JA. "Human diversity in science." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11.3 (2013): 115--. Full Text

Reynolds, JA, Thaiss, C, Katkin, W, and Thompson, RJ. "Writing-to-learn in undergraduate science education: a community-based, conceptually driven approach." CBE Life Sci Educ 11.1 (2012): 17-25. Full Text

Beck, C, Klemow, K, Paulson, J, Bernstein, A, Lam, M, Middendorf, G, Reynolds, J, Belanger, K, Cardelus, C, Cid, C, Doshi, S, Gerardo, N, Jablonski, L, Kimmel, H, Lowman, M, Macrae-Crerar, A, Pohlad, B, Roode, JD, and Thomas, C. "Add ecology to the pre-medical curriculum." Science 335.6074 (2012): 1301--. Full Text

III, C, FS, , Power, ME, Pickett, STA, Freitag, A, Reynolds, JA, Jackson, RB, Lodge, DM, Duke, C, Collins, SL, Power, AG, and Bartuska, A. "Earth Stewardship: science for action to sustain the human-earth system." Ecosphere 2 (2011): art89-. (Academic Article) Full Text

Goldberg, R, Caves, K, and Reynolds, JA. "Improving the quality of writing in a capstone engineering design course." ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2011).


Reynolds, J, Ralston, S, and Pearson, D. Status of the chilipepper rockfish stock in 1998. Portland, OR: Public Fishery Management Council, 1998.