Megan Clawson

Megan Clawson

Faculty Developer

Office Phone: 817-257-5293


Megan Clawson is a Faculty Developer in the Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement. Megan works collaboratively with the TCU community to support and enhance the teaching and learning experience. She is responsible for providing pedagogical support, and for designing and implementing faculty development opportunities. Megan develops and leads workshops, and she conducts classroom observations, mid-semester analysis polls (MAPs), and individual consultations. Megan is also a member of the training and support team for the university adopted LMS, TCU Online.

Megan began teaching in 2003, and has since served in a variety of educational roles and settings in both K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining the Koehler Center in July of 2016, Megan worked as a Science Curriculum Specialist in Fort Worth ISD, and as an Assistant Course Coordinator in the Center for Life Sciences Education at The Ohio State University. Megan received her bachelor’s degree from TCU and holds a master’s degree from The Ohio State University. She is currently a doctoral student in TCU’s College of Education.


M.A., Math, Science, and Technology Education, The Ohio State University
B.A., Biology, Texas Christian University


2017-2018 Scientific Teaching Fellow, Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching
2012-2013 National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, The National Academies
2007 Science Teacher Mentor, Texas Regional Collaborative for Science and Math Education

Selected Publications

Kulesza, A. E., Clawson, M. E., & Ridgway, J. S. (2014). Student success indicators associated with clicker-administered quizzes in an honors introductory biology course. Journal of College Science Teaching, 43(4), 73-79.

Selected Presentations

Clawson, M., Charles-Kuhlman, L., & Simlin, J. (2020). Investigating Science Discourse Practices in STEM Undergraduate Classes using DART. Presented at the annual School Science and Mathematics Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Schmidt, J. M., & Clawson, M. E. (2020). Classroom Observation as a Reflective Practice to Enhance Student Learning. Proposal accepted at the annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

Clawson, M., Elston, R., & Murador-Cobb, M. (2016). Oh, Say Can You C-E-R? Presented at the annual conference of the National Science Teaching Association, Nashville, TN.

Clawson, M., Elston, R., & Murador-Cobb, M. (2016). Wiring the Brain for Success. Presented at the annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Fort Worth, TX.

Kulesza, A. E., Clawson, M. E., & Ridgway, J. S. (2012). Investigation of Student Learning Gains Associated with Clicker Use in an Introductory Biology Course. Presented at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Kulesza, A. E., Dean, D. H., Clawson, M. E., & Ridgway, J. S. (2012). The Impact of the Use of Clickers on Student Learning Gains in an Honors Introductory Biology Course. Poster presented at the annual Innovate Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.