Robert J. Kosinski

Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 864 656-3830
FAX: 864 656-0435
Email: rjksn@clemson.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1977
  • B.S. Seton Hall University, 1972

Research Interests

  • Laboratory development for freshman biology courses
  • The use of computer simulations in biology education.
  • Investigative laboratories in biology.
  • Application of computer modeling and statistics to the problems of aquatic ecology.
  • Stream ecotoxicology, especially pollution of streams by herbicides.

Selected Publications

  1. Kosinski, R.J., and C.K. Morlok. 2011. Teaching buffering by showing its effects. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 32: 377-384. http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-32/v32reprint.php?ch=1
  2. Kosinski, R. J. and C. K. Morlok. 2010. Using yeast fermentation to suggest and then challenge a model. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching: 31: 162-186.
  3. Kosinski, R. J. and C. K. Morlok. 2009. Challenging misconceptions about osmosis. In press with Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching.
  4. Kosinski, R. J., D. R. Weinbrenner, and M. G. Cross. 2008. Extraction, sequencing, and analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 29: 137-166.
  5. Kosinski, R. J. 2007. An introduction to bioinformatics. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 28: 145-182.
  6. Kosinski, R. J. 2006. An introduction to phylogenetic analysis. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 27: 57-106.
  7. Kosinski, R. J. 2005. Exploring weight loss using Stella modeling software. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 26: 419-423.
  8. Kosinski, R. J. and J. R. Cummings. 2004. The scientific method: an introduction using reaction time. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 25: 219-234
  9. Kosinski, R. J. 2003. A mass-participation student simulation of the Sanger method for sequencing DNA. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 24: 245-249.
  10. Dickey, J. and R. J. Kosinski. 2000. A practical plan for implementing investigative laboratories. Abstract of Lexington, KY RABLE presentation to be published in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 21: 507.
  11. Helms, D. R., C. W. Helms, R. J. Kosinski and J. Cummings. 1998. Biology in the Laboratory. Freeman Publishing Company.
  12. Kosinski, R. J. 1997. BioBytes 3.0. This CD is included with every copy of the Helms lab manual. It contains my programs Alien, Seedling, Cycle, Dueling Alleles, Shark, and Reaction Time.
  13. Kosinski, R. J. and J. L. Dickey. 1996. Using microcomputer-based physiology experiments in investigative labs in introductory biology. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 17: 143-152.

Recent Courses

  • BIOL 428/628 - Quantitative Biology
  • BIOL 110/111 and H110/H111 - Principles of Biology I and II
  • BIOL 103/104 - General Biology I and II

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Biology Laboratory Education
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • American Society for Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Ecological Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • South Carolina Science Council
  • South Carolina Academy of Sciences