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Jose-Ignacio Pareja
Director of Science and Technology Commons; Science, Technology Learning Specialist

Jose-Ignacio Pareja has a background in Science Education, Biotechnology, Ecology, and Environmental Quality Assessment. He is a guest member of the Biology Department and likes engaging students in science, GIS, scientific literacy, technology literacy, and really enjoys leading off-campus programs. He has strong interests in Health Sciences, Environmental Science, and Conservation. Jose-Ignacio likes to engage students in thinking about applied sciences across disciplines, and enjoys engaging students in hands-on, experiential learning trying to solve real world problems. He is currently helping to develop two off-campus programs in East Africa and Peru in themes related to Health, Environment, People and Cultures. He is also the Library Liaison to the Sciences and Director of the Science and Technology Commons.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 72



201 Center for Science and Technology


  • Science and Technology Commons
  • Biology
  • Art, Nature and Conservation Integrated Pathway


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis (Teaching & Learning Processes/Science Education)
  • M.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis (Biology - Ecology)
  • M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis (Secondary Education - Curriculum & Instruction/Education Technology)
  • P.G.C, University of Missouri, St. Louis (Tropical Biology & Conservation)
  • P.G.C, Universidad Nacional Agraria; Lima, Perú (Environmental Quality Assessment)
  • B.S., Universidad Nacional Agraria; Lima, Perú (Biology - Biotechnology)

Selected Courses:

ACEN 145: Library Immersion Fellows Program (Critical Thinking and Information Literacy in the Sciences)

BIOL 473: Borneo: Tropical Ecology, Primate Conservation and People

BIOL 410: Applications of GIS in Ecology, Environmental and Health Sciences

ENSU 310: Applications of GIS in Social Sciences: Politics, Business, Crime and Urban Ecology

He enjoys working at the intersection of teaching and learning sciences. He has special interest in the convergence of fields of science, science education, brain-based science, cognitive psychology, and field-based experiences as tools and catalysts to advance and understand teaching and learning in diverse contexts.

NSTA National Science Teacher Association

POD Professional and Organizational Development Network

I teach at Earlham because the people I work with are great and caring, the students I teach are incredibly curious and thoughtful, and the community I am a part of is very diverse and supportive. Moreover, Earlham’s principles and practices (e.g., respect for persons, peace & justice, integrity, simplicity) resonate well with what I believe.

Earlham Students are simply incredible. I am amazed about the different things an Earlham Student gets involved in. They strive to excel, when facing challenges they do not give up, and they are very mindful and respectful of people around them. After being in 30+ different countries around the world and engaging in conversation with students in these different countries, I can say that Earlham students are great and genuinely good people.

Jose-Ignacio has led and co-led students and faculty in a variety of off campus programs and initiatives.

For Students:

  • Borneo (Tropical Ecology, Primate Conservation and People)
  • Bahamas (Iguana Research and Conservation in Allen Cays)
  • New Zealand (Environmental and Sustainability Interdisciplinary off-campus program)
  • Peru (Global Health, Culture and Service Learning)

For Faculty:

  • Uintas Mountains (United States). Field based and experiential learning
  • Camino de Santiago (Spain). Trans-disciplinary learning across the curriculum

He also has experiences teaching field courses in: Mongolia, Kenya, Belize, Costa Rica, Baja, and Peru.

My family. I also like traveling, outdoor activities, hiking, swimming, reading, watching movies, basketball, camping, playing games, and cooking Peruvian food.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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