My current research involves analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data regarding student experiences, performance and engagement in science education from middle school through graduate school. More recently, we've begun work that uses eye tracking technologies to study the interpretation of data by students and scientists in classroom and field-based settings.
I currently teach courses in secondary science methods and a doctoral research seminar at the School of Education. In addition, I lead a seminar for doctoral students in the sciences who plan to pursue academic careers and are interested in improving their teaching skills. Across campus, I teach lab sections to undergraduates in the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University.
- Ph.D. Science Education, May 2008, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- M.S. Geology, May 2003, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- B.A. Geology, May 1997, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY