Elizabeth Lewis


Elizabeth Lewis

Associate Professor

2009 Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education, Arizona State University
1999 M.S., Education in Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Maine
1997 M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Maine
1991 B.S., Geology, with Honors, Minor in Fine Arts, The College of William & Mary

Professional Highlights

I began my professional life as a geologist and then a high school Earth & space science teacher. As coordinator for the Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program, I enjoy working with preservice science teachers learning how to teach diverse students science. I have an active research program studying teacher learning and mentor graduate students (masters and doctoral) in how to conduct educational research and better understand the science education research base.

Program Development

  • Secondary Science Teacher Education Program (TEP) for undergraduates (for secondary science education majors or dual majors in one science field and education)
  • Coordinator of the 14-month Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program (includes initial teacher certification)
  • Masters programs in science education (with focus on educational research; does not include coursework for teacher certification)
  • Doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) in science education

Teaching

Science Teaching Methods Courses:

TEAC 315                  Elementary Science Methods
TEAC 453                  Middle School Science Methods
TEAC 451V/851V      Secondary Science Methods I
TEAC 452V/852V      Secondary Science Methods II

Graduate Courses
:

TEAC 800      Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
TEAC 889      Masters Seminar
TEAC 924J     Equity and Math & Science Education
TEAC 949      Assessment in Math & Science Education
TEAC 995A   Introductory Doctoral (PhD) Seminar
TEAC 995      Doctoral Seminar in Science Education

PUBLICATIONS
Manuscripts in Preparation

Lewis, E.B., Musson, A., Rivero, A., Lucas, L., and Lu, J., Educating highly-qualified science teachers: Following new teachers into the field.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Lewis, E.B.
and Lu, J., A case of high school Earth and space science education in the Great Plains.  Journal of Geoscience Education.

Harshbarger, D. and Lewis, E.B., Exploring Preservice teachers' perceptions of differentiated science instruction.  Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Lewis, E.B.
Conflict of allegiance: Secondary science teachers’ translation of professional development through affinity- and institution-identity.

Manuscripts under Review

*Lucas, L.L., Shearer, M., and Lewis, E.B., Supporting Representation-rich Problem-solving in High School Physics. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Lewis, E.B., The Importance of Attending to the Disciplinary Expertise of Science Teachers. GSA Today.

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D., Bueno Watts, N., and van der Hoeven Kraft, K. (2016, in press). Chapter 1: Science Teachers’ Professional Growth and the Communication in Science Inquiry Project. In Professional Development: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Lewis, E.B.
, Baker, D.R., & Helding, B.A. (2015). Science teaching reform through professional development: Teachers’ use of a scientific classroom discourse community model. Science Education, 99(5), 896-931.

Lewis, E.B., Dema, O., & Harshbarger, D. (2014). Preparation for practice: Elementary preservice teachers learning and using scientific classroom discourse community instructional strategies. School Science and Mathematics, 114(4), 154-165.

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Bueno Watts, N. & Lang, M. (2014). A professional learning community activity for science teachers: How to incorporate discourse-rich instructional strategies into science lessons. Science Educator, 23(1), 1-9.

Baker, D., Lewis, E., Uysal, S., Purzer, S., Lang, M. & Baker, P. (2011). Using the Communication in Science Inquiry Project professional development model to facilitate learning middle school genetics concepts. Professional Development in Education, 37(3), 453-468.

Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J., & Lang, M.G. (2011). Elementary teachers' comprehension of flooding through professional development and use of self-regulation strategies. International Journal of Science Education, 33 (11), 1473-1512.

Lewis, E.B. and Baker, D.R. (2010). A call for a new geoscience education research agenda. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(2), 121-129.

Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Purzer, S., Watts, N.B., Uysal, S., Wong, S., Beard, R., & Lang, M. (2009). The Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP): A project to enhance scientific literacy through the creation of science classroom discourse communities. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 4(3), 259-274.

Lewis, E.B. (2008). Content is not enough: A history of secondary Earth science teacher preparation with recommendations for today. Journal of Geoscience Education, 56 (5), 445-464.

Clark, D., Reynolds, S., Lemanowski, V., Stiles, T., Proctor, S., Yasar, S., Lewis, E., Stromfors, C., Corkins, J., (2008). University students’ conceptualization and interpretation of topographic maps. International Journal of Science Education, 30 (3), 377-408.

Book Reviews

Lewis, E.B. (2015). Seeking research-enhanced geoscience outreach that complements subject knowledge with pedagogical expertise. Studies in Science Education, 51(2), 251-256.

Lewis, E. (2012). North Pole, South Pole: The epic quest to solve the great mystery of Earth’s magnetism. Science Education, 96 (1), 185–186.

Commentary and Letters (Not peer reviewed)

Lewis, E.B. (Science, 5/25/16). The Importance of Attending to the Disciplinary Expertise of Science Teachers. eLetter in response to “Climate Confusion among U.S. Teachers.” by Plutzer, E., McCaffrey, M.,Hannah, A.L., Rosenau, J., Berbeco, M., and A.H. Reid (2/12/16). http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6274/664.e-letters

Educational Resources

White, C.A., and Lewis, E.B. (1991). Clean ground water for Maine's sake (published ground water educational poster and book cover for Maine school children). Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME.

Technical Reports

Lewis, E.B. (July 2010). Self-identified professional development needs in instructional strategies of University of Nebraska-Lincoln science faculty. Internal report for the UNL Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.

Baker, D., Beard, R., Bueno-Watts, N., Lewis, E., Özdemir, G., Perkins, G., Uysal, S., Wong-Kavas, S., & Yaşar-Purzer, S.* (2008). Discourse in Inquiry Science Classrooms (DiISC): Reference Manual, Technical Report No. 001. The Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP): Arizona State University. (* Authors listed in alphabetical order)

GRANTS

Funded (Total: $2,117,189 as PI or co-PI)

National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant (Track I, Phase II). Elizabeth Lewis (PI), Daniel Claes, David Harwood & Tiffany Heng-Moss. (Start date: 9/15/15: $799,890) Three-year grant to continue to provide scholarships to graduate students in the Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) programa 14-month secondary science teacher education and MA program that educates highly-qualified secondary science teachers to teach in high-needs school districts. Also includes a longitudinal study of science teachers who were provided a Noyce scholarship in Phase I (2011-present) with a comparison group of science teachers prepared through a comparable undergraduate program.

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Nebraska Department of Education: Improving Teacher Quality: Enhancing Nebraska 6-12 Science Teachers’ Knowledge of Earth Science Content, Mindi Searls (PI), Leilani Arthurs, and Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI). (Start Date: 2/3/14; $82,042).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Office of Research, Layman Seed Program Grant: Moving Beyond Marginalization: Investigating Earth & Space Science Education, Elizabeth Lewis (PI) (Start Date: 6/01/2013; $9,970).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kelly Fund: Development of Biochemistry Undergraduate Students' Writing and Graduate Students' Teaching Skills, Paul Black (PI), Sue Ellen DuChenne, Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI) (Start Date: 6/01/2013; $24,900).

National Science Foundation: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant, Jon Pedersen, Elizabeth Lewis (PI since 9/1/2012, Co-PI from 9/1/10 to 8/31/2012), Dan Claes, Tiffany Heng-Moss (Start date: 9/1/2010; $1,194,387).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences Seed Grant: Advancing Higher Education Partnerships in Mexico. Edmund Hamann (PI), Elizabeth Lewis (co-PI), Thomas McGowan, Jenelle Reeves, John Raible, Kathy Phillips (Start date: 12/28/2009; $6,000).

Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association 2007-2008 Dissertation Grant Competition. Elizabeth Lewis, PI ($1,800).

Also Funded: Senior Personnel or Collaborator

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Arts & Sciences: Interdisciplinary Seed Grant for the Center for Environmental Cognition and Education (Start date: 9/1/2012; $10,000). Collaborator with UNL faculty members Leilani Arthurs and Jeffrey Stevens. Served on steering committee; brainstormed mission statement and goals for the center.

National Science Foundation: Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Connections Grant, Awarded to UNL. (Start date: 2/1/2014; $799,420). Wendy Smith (PI), (co-PIs William Hunger, Illinois State University, Regina Post, Wittenberg University, and Kim Nguyen, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis). Senior Personnel: Elizabeth Lewis, Jim Lewis, Jon Pedersen, and Steve Swidler. Serving on planning committee to help organize the NSF Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Conference.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS, POSTERS, & PRESENTATIONS

2016

Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Musson, A., *Lu, J., and Lucas, L. (2016). Building Exemplary Teaching Practices: Following the Paths of New Science Teachers. Paperset presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 14-17, 2016: Baltimore, MD.

2015

Lewis, E.B., *Rivero, A., *Musson, A., *Lu, J., and *Lucas, L. (2015). Enacted Teaching Practices of Induction-level Science Teachers. Poster presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 29-30, 2015: Omaha, Nebraska.

Lewis, E.B., *Lu, J., and *Van Alstine, M. (2015). A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 11-14, 2015: Chicago, IL.

*Lucas, L., Shearer, M., and Lewis, E.B. (2015). Supporting Representation-rich Problem-solving in High School Physics. Presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): April 11-14, 2015: Chicago, IL.

*Musson, A., Lewis, E.B., and *Lu, J. (2015). Exploring Beginning Physical Science Teachers' Use of Inquiry-oriented Discourse Practices. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Portland, OR: January 7-10, 2015.

2014

Lewis, E.B., Musson, A., Lu, J., Rivero, A., and McCarty, R. (2014). Evaluating a Graduate-level Science Teacher Education Program. Presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences: April 11, 2014: Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Lu, J. (2014). Educating Highly-qualified Science Teachers: Challenges and Perspectives. Paperset presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST): March 30-April 2, 2014: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lewis, E.B., McCarty, R., Musson, A. (2014). Evaluating a Graduate-level Science Teacher Education Program. Presentation at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 15-18, 2014: San Antonio, Texas.

Musson, A. and Lewis, E.B. (2014). From apprenticeship toward mastery: First-year teachers’ reflections on key student teaching experiences and how they shaped their beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 15-18, 2014: San Antonio, Texas.

2013

Musson, A., and Lewis, E.B. (2013). Testing for Misconceptions: Using Formative Assessment to Teach Core Science Concepts. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science. Fremont, Nebraska, September 29, 2013.

Lewis, E.B. and Musson, A. (2013). Science Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs, and Enacted Curricular Practices from Pre-Teacher Education Program to First-Year Teaching. Presentation at the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association, September 3-7, 2013: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Pedersen, J.E. (2013). Growing Science Teachers: From Content to Pedagogy. Presentation at the 2013 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: January 10-12, 2013: Charleston, South Carolina.

2012

Lewis, E.B., Musson, A.A., Pedersen, J.E. (2012). The Master of Arts in Science Teaching (MAst) Program: Growing Highly-qualified Science Teachers. Poster presented at the 2012 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 4-5, 2012: Indianapolis, IN.

2011

Pedersen, J., Lewis, E.B., Heng-Moss, T., & Claes, D. (2011). A New 14-month Masters of Arts in Science Teaching (MAst) Degree at the University of Nebraska: Future Science Teachers Supported by the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Poster presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, July 6-8, 2011: Washington, DC.

Lewis, E.B. (2011). Secondary Science Teachers’ Translation of Professional Development through Affinity- and Institution-identity. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Orlando, FL.

Lewis, E.B., & Dema, O. (2011). Preparation to Practice: Perspectives of Elementary Teachers Learning and Using Scientific Classroom Discourse Community Instructional Strategies. Presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Minneapolis, MN.

2010

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Helding, B.A., Lang, M. (2010). Modeling Teacher Professional Development and Classroom Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Building Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Philadelphia, PA.

Lewis, E.B., Beard, R., Perkins, G., Bueno Watts, N., Baker, D. (2010). NARST Session: Creating Scientific Discourse Communities in Your Classroom. Presentation nominated to represent NARST and presented at the annual national meeting of the National Association for Science Teachers: Philadelphia, PA.

Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno-Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J. (2010). In Professional Development: Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Flooding through Dual Lenses of Conceptual Change and Self-regulated Learning. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Sacramento, CA.

2009

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Lang, M., Helding, B.A. (2009). Using HLM to Analyze On-going Teacher Professional Development and Implementation of Scientific Classroom Discourse Community Strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Garden Grove, CA.

Lewis, E.B., Kraft, K.J., Bueno-Watts, N., Baker, D.R., Wilson, M.J., Lang, M.G. (2009). Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Flooding Before and After Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association: San Diego, CA.

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.B., Lang, M., Yasar-Purzer, S., Uysal, S., Beard, R., Bueno-Watts, N. (2009). Learning About and Implementing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities: An Overview of Research on the Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education: Hartford, CT.

2008

Lewis, E.B., Uysal, S., Yasar-Puzer, S., Baker, D. (2008). The Communication in Science Inquiry Project: Teacher Learning of Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Presentation nominated to represent NARST and presented at the annual regional meeting of the National Association for Science Teachers: Charlotte, NC.

Lewis, E.B. (2008). Refocusing the Revolution: A New Research Agenda for Geoscience Education. Conference presentation at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America: Houston, TX.

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Yasar, S., Lang, M. (2008). Measuring Short-Term Teacher Learning of Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.

Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Uysal, S., Yasar, S., Lang, M., Baker, P. (2008). Using the Communication in Science Inquiry Model to Facilitate Learning Biology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.

Yasar-Purzer, S., Uysal, S., Baker, D.R., Lewis, E.B., Lang, M. (2008). Teachers’ Progress toward a Modernist View of Nature of Science Communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.

Uysal, S., Yasar, S., Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Lang, M. (2008). The Development of Teacher Goals and Roles in Implementing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: Baltimore, MD.

Lewis, E.B. (2008). How to Rebuild Geoscience Departments and Fuel the Revolution in Earth & Space Science Education. Conference presentation at the annual meeting of the Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Sections of the Geological Society of America: Las Vegas, Nevada.

2007

Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R., Yasar, S., Uysal, S. (2007). Perceptions of Secondary and Post-Secondary Interdisciplinary Faculty on CISIP Professional Development: A Teacher Learning Community Designing Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities. Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.

Ozdemir, G., Lewis, E.B., Baker, D.R. (2007). Development and Validity of the CISIP Classroom Observation Instrument (COI). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.

Uysal, S., Perkins, G., Lewis, E.B. (2007). The Dynamics of Different Group Composition on Interdisciplinary Lesson Development during a Summer Workshop. Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching: New Orleans, LA.

2002

Lewis, E.B. (2002). Geoscience Education Resources. K-12 workshop, Maine Science Teachers’ Association Annual Fall Conference, Lewiston, Maine, October 11, 2002.

1997

Lewis, E.B. (1997). Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Glaciolacustrine and Modern Songo River Delta Complex, Sebago Lake State Park, Maine. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeast Regional Meeting: Valley Forge, PA.

Lewis, E.B. (1997). Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Glaciolacustrine and Modern Songo River Delta Complex, Sebago Lake State Park, Maine. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Maine Geological Society, University of Maine, Farmington: Farmington, ME.

INVITED TALKS, SHOWCASES & WORKSHOPS

  •  Presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Feb. 18, 2016. Title: A Case of High School Earth and Space Science in the Great Plains. Lewis, E.B. & Lu, J.

  • Title: How to Improve Inquiry and Discourse in Science Lessons. Workshop at the 2015 Regional Meeting of the NSF Robert Noyce Program Conference, October 29-30, 2015: Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Professional Development Session, “Getting Promotion and Tenure at an R1.” UNL Preparing Future Faculty Program, May 22, 2015. Invited session discussant (one of six professional development sessions).

  • Teacher professional development workshop session at Nebraska ESU 4, Nov. 19, 2014. Title: Infusing Science Lessons with Discourse-rich Instructional Strategies. Invited speaker.

  • Presentation given to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Oct. 17, 2013. Title: Educating Highly-qualified Science Teachers. Lewis, E.B., Musson, A., & Lu, J.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Winter Interim Workshop, Teaching and Learning Goals, January 4. 2013. Invited speaker; provided a 2-hour workshop on Setting Learning Goals and Using Assessment.

  • Poster (Lewis, Musson, and Pedersen) from NSF Noyce 2012 Midwest Regional conference presented at the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education & Human Sciences Research Conference, Faculty Showcase, November 2, 2012.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Seminar Series, March 12, 2012. Invited speaker; provided a lunchtime interactive talk on assessment.

  • Facilitated Roundtable for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, March 6, 2012. Topic: Conducting Educational Research with Secondary Science Teachers.

  • Presentation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Discipline-Based Education Research Group, Nov. 29, 2011. Title: Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Flooding Before and After Professional Development.

PANELS

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communications Class-sponsored Panel, April 16, 2015: “Pass/Fail: Is Standardized Testing Right for Nebraska?” Served on panel with state senator and local high school art teacher.

  • Nebraska Math and Science Summit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. December 8, 2014. Session panelist on “Educating the Next Generation of Math and Science Teachers.”  

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education & Human Sciences Student Research Conference. November 3, 2012. Served on faculty panel: “Making the Transition from Student to Scholar.”

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Systems Thinking Conference, January 7, 2011. Served on faculty panel to provide examples of systems thinking.

  • Arizona State University, Preparing Future Faculty Program, New Faculty Panel, Oct. 29, 2010.

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, & HONORS

2016 College Distinguished Teaching Award, Vice Chancellor’s Office for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Arizona State University Alumni Faculty-Preparing Future Faculty 2008-2009 Dissertation Fellowship

2007-2008 Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Research, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2006-2007 Science Education Program- ASU Graduate School Award for Graduate Student Excellence, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2003-2004 Distinguished Secondary Educator, Massachusetts Department of Education

Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education Inducted in Spring 2003 upon completion of National Board Certification.

2001-2002 National Board Certification Scholarship, State of Maine

1997-1998 Blaine House Scholar, State of Maine

SERVICE

National

National Science Teachers Association, Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation, Member (June 2014-May 2017)

Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, Editorial Review Board, Member (Jan. 2015- Dec. 2016)

Journal of Science Teacher Education, Editorial Review Board, Member (Jan. 2014- Dec. 2016)

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 2009-2011, 2013-2014 Annual Conferences, Proposal Reviewer

Science Education, Manuscript Reviewer (2013)

Association for Science Teacher Education, 2014 Annual Conference Thread 5 Coordinator

National Science Foundation, Grant Proposal Panel Reviewer (2013)

Association for Science Teacher Education, Publications Committee Member (2010-2013)

Association for Science Teacher Education, 2009-2010, 2014 Annual Conferences, Proposal Reviewer, 2010-2011 Annual Conferences, Session Presider

Current Issues in Education, Associate Editor (January 2008-August 2009), Manuscript Reviewer (2009, 2011)

Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Manuscript Reviewer (2010, 2011)

Journal of Geoscience Education, Manuscript Reviewer (2006, 2011)

Teaching and Teacher Education, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)

American Educational Research Association, 2009 Annual Conference, Proposal Reviewer

State

Nebraska State Department of Education, Ad Hoc Committee, Praxis II, Secondary Science Tests Reviewer (March 2013).

Nebraska State Department of Education, Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of NCTE Secondary Science Endorsements, Committee Member (2011-2012)

Massachusetts Earth Science Alliance, Committee Member (2002-2003)

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Advisory Board Member (2001-2002)

Maine Educational Assessment Question Writing Committee (Earth & Space Science), Maine Department of Education, Augusta, Maine, Member (1998-2000, 2001-2002)

University/College

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education & Human Sciences, Event organizer and sponsorship coordinator. Film screening of Miss Representation and panel discussion on the portrayal of women and girls by the media and effects on educational issues (October 10, 2013).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Winter Intersession Workshop, Planning Committee, Member (Fall 2012).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education, Science Education Advisory Board, Member (2009-2011).

Department

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Invited workshop session, Elementary Education Program, TEAC403 Student Teaching Seminar; Gender and the Education of Girls and Boys, October 30, 2013.

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Advisory Board to the Chair, Member, September 2010-May 2013

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Curriculum Committee, Member, September 2010-May 2013

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Graduate Faculty Committee, Member, September 2009-Present

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Secondary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, September 2010-Present

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, Elementary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, September 2009-2012

Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, 4 faculty search committees, Member (2010-2012)

Faculty Advisor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, Summer 2011-Present.

Memberships

Association for Science Teacher Education, Member since 2008

American Educational Research Association, Member since 2006

National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Member since 2006

School Science and Mathematics Association, Member since 2013

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Member (2004-2010)

Geological Society of America, Member since 1992

National Earth Science Teachers Association, Member since 2003

National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Member since 2003

National Science Teachers Association, Member since 2001

National Education Association, Member, 2000-2005

Massachusetts Educational Association, Member, 2002-2005

Maine Education Association, Member, 2000 - 2002

Maine Science Teachers Association, Member, 1997 - 2002

Geological Society of Maine, Member, 1989-2002


Areas of Expertise:

    Science education
    Teacher education
    Teacher professional development
    Geoscience education
    Equity
    Formative assessment

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2007-2008, Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Research, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Arizona State University2006-2007, Science Education Program-Graduate School Award for Graduate Student Excellence, Arizona State University2003-2004, Distinguished Secondary Educator, Massachusetts Department of Education2003, Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education2001-2002, National Board Certification Grant Recipient, State of Maine1997-1998, Blaine House Scholar (Preservice teacher scholarship), State of Maine
Experience
2010 to present, Secondary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2011 to present, Faculty Advisor, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009 to present, Graduate Faculty Committee, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2013, Event organizer and sponsorship coordinator, College of Education & Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012, Winter Intersession Workshop, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Advisory Board to the Chair, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Curriculum Committee, Member, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-2012, Elementary Education Program Faculty Committee, Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-2011, Science Education Advisory Board Member, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Memberships
American Educational Research AssociationNational Association for Research on Science TeachingNational Earth Science Teachers AssociationNational Association of Geoscience TeachersNational Science Teachers AssociationGeological Society of America