Biographical Information

Here is a quick view of my work, projects, and artwork. A link to an expanded curriculum vitae is located at the bottom of this page.

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Present Position

Executive Director of K-12 Outreach
& Advisor to the Provost
on Academic Technology

Senior Research Professional
The College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-7805

Telephone: (480) 965-1710
FAX: (480) 965-0785
Office: Foundation 420


1992- Master of Natural Science, Department of Zoology, Arizona State University

1983- Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art, Arizona State University

Areas of Specialization

Research and teaching technology, communications, and biological imaging, which includes the following specialties.

  • Educational technology, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments.
  • Information technology management: hardware and software instrument interfacing.
  • Web development including informal online learning and the unusual website design.
  • Electron and light microscopy including such techniques as: ultra-rapid freezing, freeze fracture, thin sectioning, critical point drying, scanning laser confocal, scanning light macro/microphotography and general light microscopy image analysis.
  • Photographic and illustrative scientific documentation including digital / electronic imaging hardware and software.

Collaborative Projects

Research Laboratories (each open in new windows)

  • Visualization Laboratory > visit here
  • W. M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory > visit here
  • Grass Roots Studio >

Selected Publications

Kazilek C. 2010. Got a Question? "Ask A Biologist". Science 26 November 2010: Vol. 330 no. 6008 pp. 1192-1193. DOI: 10.1126/science.1186993

Kazilek C. 2010. Ask A Biologist: Bringing Science to the Public. PLOS Biol 8(10): e1000458. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000458.

Pearson, David, C. Barry Knisley, Charles Kazilek. 2005. A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the U.S. and Canada. Oxford University Press. 227 pages.

Kazilek, Charles and Kim Cooper. 2004. Instructor's Manual: Anatomy and Physiology. Martini. Benjamin Cummings. 240 pages.

Kazilek, Charles and Kim Cooper. 2003. Instructor's Manual: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. Martini (Sixth Edition). Benjamin Cummings. 512 pages.

Valentine, G., Charles Kazilek. 2002. Timeless Paper. Rediscovering the Familiar: The Interior Aesthetics of Paper. Holland Press, 2002. 80-85.

Kazilek, Charles, Kim Cooper. 2000. Instructorís Manual: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. Martini Fifth Edition. 454 pages.

Sharp, W. P., C. J. Kazilek, 1991. Scanning Light Microscopy. In Controlling Color Photography, Preston Publications, Chapter 4: pg 31-33.

Sharp, W. P., C. J. Kazilek, 1990. Scanning Light Microscopy. Darkroom and Creative Camera Techniques. January/February, Vol. 11 (1), pg 43-45.

Recent Exhibitions & Shows

"Exploring Fiberscapes: Experiencing Paper in 3D." Paper Discovery Center. Appleton, Wisconsin. September 22nd 2009 - August 30th, 2010.

"Nikon Small World Exhibit Tour." Exhibited in 17 cities between December 2006 and January 2008. 2006- 2007

"Fiberscapes." Paper Discovery Center. Appleton, Wisconsin. September 19th - December 30th, 2006. - May 31, 2007.

"Jeepers Creepers: Bugs in Art." Arizona Museum for Youth. February 18 - August 28, 2005.

"Nikon Small World Exhibit Tour." Debut Times Square New York. October 7, 2004. Exhibited in 17 cities between December 2004 and January 2006.

"Show of Color." Paper Project Interactive Room Installation. Arizona Museum for Youth. October 7, 2004 - January 28, 2005.

Inaugural Herberger Art Walk. Juried Exhibition. Arizona State University. November 1, 2003. 

Paper Interiors: a dance exploration of real and virtual dimensions. American College Dance Festival. Arizona State University. March 14&15, 2002.

Paper Interiors. Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. May 17 - July 5, 2001.

The Face of Paper II.  Arizona Science Center. Phoenix Arizona. November 24, 2000 - January 20, 2001.

School of Art: A Curriculum-based Exhibit. Arizona Museum for Youth. Mesa Arizona. February 18 - May 26, 2000.

The Face of Paper. Computing Commons Gallery. Arizona State University November 4 - December 17, 1999.

A New Light on Paper. 27th Conference of the Southern Graphics Council. School of Art, Arizona State University. March 17 - 21, 1999.


2010 Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE). A judged award presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

2008 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Southern Region. Silver Quill Award of Excellence. Ask A Biologist Podcasts. A judged award presented annually by IABC.

2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (SWARM) Donald J. Nash Memorial Award. A judged award presented at AAAS-SWARM Annual Meeting.

2005 Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), 2005 Classics Award winner for Teacher Education, The Paper Project web project.

2004 Center for Digital Education - Digital Education Achievement Award - DEAA - Integrated/Multi-Focus Application (education) Site, Ask A Biologist.

2004 Arizona Technology in Education Alliance - Exemplary Higher Education Web Site Award, Ask A Biologist.

2004 Arizona State University - Presidentís Award for Innovation, Ecology Explores Program.

2003 Arizona State University - Presidentís Award for Innovation, Ask A Biologist Web Program.


Additional Professional Activities

Fine artist working in the real and virtual world. Recent images on display in the Kazilek Virtual Art Gallery can be seen | here |

Expanded Curriculum Vitae| PDF File | opens in new window


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