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Charles Kazilek

MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author
Vice Provost of Technology
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Primary Discipline:
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Mar 17, 2015
Member Since: Jan 23, 2004



Primary Affiliation:
  • ASU (Education, Middle School, AZ, United States)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • Arizona State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, AZ, United States)

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Skills & Interests

  • Arts/Fine Arts (Expert)
    Mr. Kazilek is also an artist that works in mixed media, including using modern technology as a tool to create both 2-D and 3-D works. Some of his recent works include The Paper Project, which is dedicated to exploring one of the earliest technologies and art forms, papermaking. Using a scanning-laser confocal microscope, new and exciting images have been created. A companion web site chronicles the process, the findings, and many of the beautiful images of this exploration. <br/>Visit The Paper Project at
  • Science and Technology/Biology/General (Advanced)
    Mr. Kazilek is involved with scientific data acquisition and presentation. He currently manages the Life Sciences Visualization Group and has research interests in biological imaging. These two areas are closely linked by the use of computer systems using both personal computers and high-end computer graphic workstations in tandem with various light microscopy instruments and techniques. <br/><br/>The Visualization Group includes the Visualization Laboratory that works specifically on facilitating educational and scholarly presentation of scientific data. The Group also includes the W. M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory that houses a large collection of light microscopes, including two scanning laser confocal microscopes. <br/><br/>In addition to biological imaging, Mr. Kazilek is involved with educational outreach programs. He is the creator and developer of Ask a Biologist

Education History

  • M.N.S (Current)
    Arizona State University


  • Vice Provost of Technology (11/2014 - Current) Arizona State University
  • Associate Dean of Technology, Media, and Communications (07/2011 - 02/2014) Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Technology Integration and Outreach (01/2006 - 04/2007) Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
  • Manager of Life Sciences Visualzation Laboratory (01/1994 - 12/2005) Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
  • Associate Research Specialist, Department of Zoology (01/1987 - 12/1994) Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences


  • Kazilek C. J.. (2010). Ask A Biologist: Bringing Science to the Public in PLOS Biology (PLOS Biol 8(10)).
  • Kazilek C. J.. (2010). Got a Question? “Ask A Biologist” in Science (Vol. 330 no. 6008 pp. 1192-1193).
  • Schrein, Caitlin M., John M. Lynch, Sarah K. Brem, Gary E. Marchant, Karen K. Schedler, Mark A. Spencer, Charles J. Kazilek, Margaret G. Coulombe. (2009). Preparing Teachers to Prepare Students for Post-Secondary Science: Thoughts From of a Workshop About Evolution in the Classroom. Journal of Effective Teaching in Journal of Effective Teaching. (Vol 9, No. 2: 69-80).
  • Kazilek, Charles, Kim Cooper, Alan Magid. (2006). Instructor s Manual: Anatomy and Physiology. Martini (Seventh Edition). Benjamin Cummings.
  • Pearson, David, C. Barry Knisley, Charles Kazilek. (2005). A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the U.S. and Canada. Oxford University Press.
  • Kazilek, Charles and Kim Cooper. (2005). Instructor s Manual: Anatomy and Physiology. Martini. Benjamin Cummings (Sixth Edition). Benjamin Cummings.
  • Valentine, G., Charles Kazilek. (2002). Rediscovering the Familiar: The Interior Aesthetics of Paper in Timeless Paper. Holland Press.


  • Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society
    President 03/2006 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) (12/2010)
    A judged award presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Donald J. Nash Memorial Award (03/2006)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (SWARM) Donald J. Nash Memorial Award. A judged award presented to the outstanding presentation at the AAAS-SWARM Annual Meeting.
  • Arizona State University - President s Award for Innovation (08/2005)
    Ecology Explores Program and Outreach
  • MERLOT, 2005 Classics Award (06/2005)
    Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), 2005 Classics Award winner for Teacher Education, The Paper Project web project
  • Arizona State University - President s Award for Innovation (08/2004)
    Ask A Biologist Web Program and Outreach
  • Center for Digital Education - Digital Education Achievement Award - DEAA (08/2004)
    Integrated/Multi-Focus Application (education) Site, Ask A Biologist
  • Best of the Web - Arizona Technology in Education Alliance (05/2004)
    Arizona Technology in Education Alliance - Exemplary Higher Education Web Site Award, Ask A Biologist.

Teaching Experience

  • Scientific Data Presentation (Spring 2005)
    Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences - Communication
    Course I developed and have taught each year since 1988. The class teaches graduate students communication skills including writing, illustration, and photography.
  • Advanced Topic in Bioimaging (Winter 2004)
    Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences - Biology
    The laboratory, hands on, portion of this class that trains graduate and undergraduate students in bioimaging techniques and instruments. This has been taught since 1998.