Dr. Brenda Weiser is a Professor Emeritus for the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). As an associate professor, Brenda was the Science Education program coordinator and the program coordinator for the Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) with a STEM emphasis. She was responsible for teaching science methods, coordinating the science methods courses, coordinating the EDCI program at UHCL, and advising students. Brenda holds two degrees from Texas A&M University in Wildlife Science along with an EdD is from University of Houston in Education.
Brenda has been active in environmental and science education over 40 years. She has received numerous grants supporting professional development for educators; conducted a wide variety of workshops for educators; coordinated conservation and environmental education programs; assisted with the development of outdoor classrooms; co-coordinated Project Learning Tree and Project WILD; taught water quality programs to teachers and students; and has taught Biology, Environmental Science, 8th grade science, and Marine Biology in the K – 12 setting for Cy-Fair ISD.
She has been an active member of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) since 1989. In addition, Brenda has served on numerous local, state, and national committees and boards and has won several awards including the 2009 NAAEE, Jeske Award, which recognizes outstanding service to NAAEE and leadership within the profession. Also, Weiser was awarded the 2008 Texas Association for Environmental Education, Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award for her EE efforts in Texas and at the National level. She was also awarded the Nita Beth Camp Award by the Texas Regional Collaborative for outstanding service as a project director.
Weiser has been a reviewer for several national journals and has published articles focusing on environmental education and technology, professional development with science teachers, and environmental education and early childhood.
Brenda is a native Houstonian (fourth generation) and has recently retired to pursue her hobbies including traveling and gardening.