Larry Enochs, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015. He was professor and chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 until the time he retired in 2011, he continued as a professor of science education, serving the State of Oregon and Oregon State University.
Enochs is recognized by colleagues as an authority in the study of self-efficacy, especially as it relates to science teachers and students and developed a national reputation as a scholar and teacher. In 1995, he founded a special interest group in Science Teaching Self-Efficacy that met in special sessions at the annual meetings of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science and the Association for Research in Science Teaching. Over 150 researchers have indicated their interest, many of whom requested the use of the instruments developed by Enochs and the research group.