Director of CSTE
Research: Science teacher education, environmental literacy education, STEM education.
Research: Improving science self-efficacy, learning and engagement through scientific inquiry experiences within virtual environments across all grades and ages. Investigating the integration of culturally responsive pedagogies and computational thinking into elementary preservice and inservice science teacher education.
With a background in physics and philosophy, I currently conduct research on physics education, science education more generally, and engineering education. Interests include how students and teachers decide, in the moment and also more broadly, to focus on deep understanding, and what they view as "deep understanding" and how to pursue it. I'm also interested in how science and engineering students conceptualize and navigate ethical issues as they pursue their studies and proceed into their professions.
Developing technology to support life-relevant learning environments, participatory design with children.
Computational thinking and computational literacy, learning and design, computer science education, educational technology, broadening participation in STEM, human-computer interaction, computational methodologies.
Research: Digital literacy; educational technology and equity; civic education; history/social studies education; teacher education
Associate Clinical Professor
Research: Science teacher education, formative assessment, responsive science teaching, disciplinary writing, scientific practices.
Senior Faculty Specialist, Professional Development Schools Coordinator for Secondary Science Education
Research: Equitable teaching practices, Student centered-inquiry based instruction.
Science teacher education, equity, climate change education, and computational thinking.