Mississippi College

John D. Hunt

Motto: If you are not having fun teaching, then your students are not having fun learning!

My life's journey began in China. I was born in Wuhu and attended a missionary boarding school in Kuling, China. My parents and teachers instilled in me a love of God, a love of children, a love of teaching and, in particular, a love for science. My first form teacher, Mrs. Houghton, encouraged me to love nature! I was, and still am, called to be a science teacher!   My formal education continued in England and Canada and while I was in grade thirteen in Manitoba, Canada, I won a track scholarship to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. I studied biology to become a teacher. I had taught K- college level classes for over 43 years in the United States and Germany before arriving at Mississippi College in 2002.  After 54 years of teaching,  I still love God, working with children, and teaching science.  I try to instill this passion for teaching in my teacher - candidate students at Mississippi College so they can instill these same values in their students. For the past twelve years in addition to teaching at MC, I have had the opportunity of serving 50,000 students in grades 3-8 and 5, 000 parents with STEM - based physics through Science Fun Days. This experience and a grant from a local foundation led to the development of a new STEM institute at Mississippi College. I now serve as education director of this STEM institute in addition to teaching my classes.

My research interests are:

* Differentiated Instruction (D.I.),
* Understanding by Design (UbD), 
* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and
* Thinking - Design Model Learning.

Welcome to my page! I hope you will enroll in one of my classes where we will learn together and have fun!

About Me

B. S. in Biology and Education, Lamar University

M. S. in Zoology/Botany, Stephen F. Austin State University

Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Science Education, Baylor University

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Class Schedule

Fall 2012

  • EDU 312 - Science for Children
    Monday, 8:00 - 10:45, Lowrey 206
  • EDU 6535 - Curriculum Development
    Monday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Lowrey 206
  • EDU 6540 - Project-Based Science (STEM)
    Wednesday, 6 - 9 PM, Lowrey 206
  • EDU 7503 - Instructional Design (On-Line)
    Tuesday, 6 - 9 PM, Lowrey 400A (First Meeting)

Fall 2014

  • EDU 312 - Science for Children
    Thursday, 8:00 - 11:45 AM, Lowrey Hall - Room 206
  • EDU 6535 - Curriculum Development
    Monday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Lowrey Hall - Room 301
  • EDU 6540 - Project-Based Science: STEM
    Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Lowrey Hall - Room 206
  • EDU 7502 - Elementary Seminar (On-Line)
    On-Line, Tuesday evenings,



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