2020 Outstanding Service Award, Awarded by the Iowa Academy of Sciences
2019 Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, Awarded by Simpson College
2019 Distinguished Science Teaching Award, Awarded by the Iowa Academy of Sciences
2016 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Awarded by Grand View University
2011 Excellence in Science Teaching Award, Awarded by the Iowa Academy of Sciences
2007 Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers, Awarded by the National Science Teachers Association
Ph.D. in Education, Iowa State University, 2017
M.A.T. in Science Education, Iowa State University, 2006
B.S. in Biology, Iowa State University, 2004
Bahnson, A., Wilcox, J., Kruse, J.W., & Schou, T. (2020). Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Teaching Social Emotional Learning Alongside the NGSS. The Science Teacher.87(6), 28-34.
Easter, J., Hollister, E., & Wilcox, J. (2019). Where Have the Birds Gone? Engineering solutions to authentic problems in the elementary science classroom. Science & Children. 57(4), 62-69.
Wilcox, J., Kruse, J.W., and Voss, S. (2019). Rethinking Classic Engineering Activities: Embedding NGSS and natures of technology and engineering to improve student learning. Technology and Engineering Teacher (TETe). 79(2), 1-7.
Kruse, J.W. & Wilcox, J. (2019). Blowing Up Demos: Making Demos More Effective. Science Scope. 42(11), 40-47.
Clough, K., Kruse, J.W., & Wilcox, J. (2019). It’s Alive?!? Accurately modeling how science works using patterns in a kindergarten classroom. Science & Children. 56(8), 34-39.
Wilcox, J., Klapprodt, M., Holub, J., & Van Buskirk, K. (2019). Balancing Engineering and Science Instruction: Teaching third-graders about balanced and unbalanced forces using an engineering task. Science & Children.56(7), 58-63.
Chibnall, D., Wilcox, J., & Willeford, S. (2018). Astronomy that Makes Sense: Helping students with visual impairments hear and feel the cosmos. Science Scope. 44(2), 45-52.
Edgerly, H.S., Wilcox, J., & Easter, J. (2018). Creating a Positive Feedback Culture: Eight practical principles to improve students’ learning. Science Scope.41(5), 43-49.
Wilcox, J. & Lake, A. (2018). Teaching the Nature of Science in Elementary: Strategies and Resources. Science & Children. 55 (5), 78-85.