Scharmann new TLTE chairperson


Scharmann new TLTE chairperson

30 Apr 2014    

Larry Scharmann, professor of Education, will soon join the College of Education and Human Sciences as chairperson of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Scharmann begins his official duties August 1. Scharmann impressed the Search Committee, members of the Department of TLTE, others throughout UNL, and our colleagues in Lincoln Public Schools with his leadership abilities, his knowledge of schools, and his keen interest in faculty, staff, students and potential partners.
 
Scharmann currently is a professor at Florida State University, where he served as Director of the School of Teacher Education and as the Anne & John Daves Distinguished Professor of Education. Prior to that, Scharmann was chair of the Department of Secondary Education at Kansas State University for 15 years. Scharmann is an accomplished educator, teaching both graduate students and undergraduates in science education. Over the past decade he has won awards for his distinguished performance in the classroom, for his innovative use of assessment, for his advising and mentoring of students, and for his outstanding research focused on teaching science. Just this year, Scharmann and his colleagues completed a $3.1 project through the National Science Foundation focused on linking evidence to inference in the science classroom. Scharmann received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Nebraska. In 1985 he earned a Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University.
 
He is a talented administrator, teacher, and scholar with roots here in Lincoln and several years experience on other campuses. We are looking forward to a productive and happy future for him and for the TLTE Department.

 


College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education