BiographyI hold a joint appointment in the Division of Biological Sciences and the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri. At the undergraduate level, I have taught courses in general introductory biology, biology teaching methods, and science teaching methods. At the graduate level, I have taught courses in science teaching methods and researching science teacher learning.
Before earning my doctorate at Penn State University (USA), I worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Nebraska for two years. I taught courses in the pre-service elementary education program, including science methods and a biology content course.
Prior to working at the University of Nebraska, I taught high school biology in Lincoln for 10 years and 7th grade life science in Norfolk (both in Nebraska).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I research secondary science teacher learning across the the continuum from pre-service teachers to experienced teacher leaders; other areas of research include evolution education and designing socioscientific issues-based curriculum for secondary biology courses.