Patricia Nason

Professor of Foundations of Education and Director of MACSE Program


  • Ph.D., 1994, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • M.Ed., 1991, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • BA, 1984, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Teaching Experience

  • 2004-2010: Professor and Science Education Department Chair at the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School, Santee, CA
  • 1997-2004: Associate Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • 1994-1997: Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
  • 1992-1994: Lecturer at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Visiting Faculty Experience
  • 2003: Origins and World Views, Koinonia Theological Seminary, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2002-2003: Curriculum Design in Science Education (graduate), Institute for Creation Research, Santee, CA
  • 2002-2003: Science Methods using Technology (graduate), Institute for Creation Research, Santee, CA
  • 1999: Instructional Design in Science Education (graduate), Institute for Creation Research, Santee, CA

Ministry Experience

  • June 11-19, 2010: Mission trip to Merida, Mexico. Taught science lessons in classrooms, VBS, Sunday School, teacher training, and evangelism
  • 2010: Texas Coordinator for National Day of Prayer
  • 2004-2007: Associate Teaching Director and Teaching Director for Community Bible Study in Nacogdoches, TX
  • 2004: Sunday School and Women's Bible Study, Grace Bible Church, Nacogdoches, TX
  • 1995-1997: Sunday School Teacher Women's Class, Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
  • 1992-1994: Sponsor and organizer of Christian Educator's Association International chapter for teachers and Pre-service teachers on Texas A&M's campus, College Station, TX
  • 1985-1991: Sponsor and organizer of Higher Dimensions, a school sponsored Christian club in public schools, Watkins Jr. High and Labay Jr. High, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX
  • 1988-1990: Sponsor and organizer of Houston chapter of Christian Educator's Association International
  • 1979-1985: Pioneer Girls leader at local chapter, Cypress Bible Church, Houston, TX and counselor at camp in Athens, TX

Professional Associations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)


  • Nason, P. (2009). Communicating the essentials: Developing science education curricula for today's Christian teacherActs & Facts, 8, 4-5.
  • Nason, P. (2009). The iron grip of DarwinismActs and Facts, 38, 34-35.
  • Nason, P. (2007). Science teachers violate NSTA standards of open inquiry,Daily Science Updates; online publication found at
  • Nason, P. (2006). One of a kind creationist school launches online master's program. Online publication found at""
  • Nason, P. (2000). McCune, S., Abel, C., Abel, Alexander, V., & Nason, P. (2000). Anatomy of an ExCET in Horn, R. A., & Kincheloe, J.L. (Eds.) American standards: Quality education in a complex world--The Texas Case. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Nason, P.G. (1997). The impact of group interactions on meaning making while learning qualitative research methodology; chapter in E Stringer, Ed. Breaking the Boundaries. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Nason, P.G. (1996). Practicing scientists mentor preservice Science Teachers via InternetTechnology and Teacher Education Annual, 1996. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Wiseman, D. & Nason, P.L. (1995). The nature of interactions in a field-based teacher education programAction in Teacher Education, 17(3), 11-23.
  • Nason, P.G. (1994). Technology in a teacher education programTechnology and Teacher Education Annual, 1994. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Nason, P. (1993). Freedom to learn. Science Scope: Interdisciplinary Special Issue, 16(6), 9-12.


  • SFASU Nominee for Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching, 2002
  • SFASU Student Life Award. Division of University Affairs, 2001
  • SFASU College of Education Teaching Excellence Award, March 30, 1999


  • Married to Ken Nason
  • Children: Nick, Nancy, Troy, Tressa, and Natalie
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