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The CITRUS Mission is to promote postsecondary student success in STEM education through high-impact scholarship and the development of competitive graduate students and postdoctoral scholars highly skilled in research and practice.


Effective postsecondary STEM education through interdisciplinary learner-centered experiences


  1. To generate, translate, and disseminate knowledge on undergraduate STEM education
  2. To promote collaborative interdisciplinary educational research
  3. To explore synergies among foundational STEM courses through collaborative engagement with STEM faculty
  4. To prepare STEM graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with an interdisciplinary perspective on education research
  5. To prepare STEM graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to utilize evidence-based instructional practices to promote student success
  6. To facilitate communication among USF stakeholders involved in STEM education


Member Faculty

  1. Jeffrey Raker, Chemistry (CITRUS Director)
  2. Milé Krajčevski, Mathematics & Statistics
  3. Scott Lewis, Chemistry
  4. Luanna Prevost, Integrative Biology
  5. Catherine Bénéteau, Department of Mathematics and Statistics