Cynthia Ledbetter

Cynthia Ledbetter


  • evaluating research in science education
  • curriculum
  • online learning environments
  • ecology
  • field data collection
  • environmental field methods


Katherine Morales

Expert at a Glance

Cynthia Ledbetter, Ph.D. School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Professor of Science Education

Dr. Ledbetter is as comfortable studying how science research is presented in the classroom as she is getting her hands in the dirt in Big Bend National Park. 

Through her outreach to school teachers, she helps instructors understand science concepts and ways to demonstrate scientific ideas to students. In the field, Ledbetter leads hands-on activities in natural environments of Yellowstone National Park, Big Bend National Park, the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii and even in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area..

Ledbetter’s teaching interests are in the online strand of the master’s degree in science education, which was launched in August 2006.



Updated: December 16, 2008