- Fulbright Award (2015)
- Fulbright Award (2008)
James Hollenbeck is a professor of science education and coordinator of secondary education at IU Southeast. He received a B.A. in History and General Science from Coe College in 1980, a M.S. in Biology and Physical Science from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Science Education – Biological Sciences from the University of Iowa in 2000. Prior to joining IU’s faculty, he taught biology at Iowa Wesleyan College. He joined IU Southeast’s faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor of education in the School of Education serving in that role until 2007. He served as associate professor from 2007 to 2012 and received promotion to his current title of full professor in 2012.
Hollenbeck is a two-time recipient of Fulbright awards. In 2015, he served as a Fulbright Research Chair to Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada where he taught environment sustainability. In 2008-2009, he served as a Fulbright Senior Fellow Lecturer/Researcher at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Sofia, Bulgaria. Hollenbeck was awarded the 120 Anniversary Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Medal of Merit, Recognition in Outstanding Achievement in Research in Science Education in 2009 and is the only American to be awarded this prestigious award. He was also awarded the Distinguished Award for Innovative College Science Teaching by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. in 2017 and the Award in Innovative College Science Teaching by the organization in 2018. Hollenbeck is an active member of the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) and the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.