AMY TANKERSLEY Ph.D. Program Science Education

Brief Biography

Amy Tankersley is a fifth year doctoral student in the department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Amy holds a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. degree in science education from the University of Central Oklahoma, followed by a master’s degree in biology from the University of Oklahoma. She worked as a high school biology and environmental science teacher for seven years before coming to the University of Oklahoma. While at UNL, Amy has worked as a graduate research assistant on a NOYCE Track I Phase I and II grant Longitudinal Evaluation of NOYCE Science Teachers to Determine Sources of Effective Teaching as well as a teaching assistant supervising pre-service secondary science teachers, teaching elementary science methods, and secondary science methods I.

Research Interests

Science Education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Preparation

Publications & Conference Presentations

Presented at the 2019 ASTE, NARST, and ESERA Conferences, co-authored a chapter edited science education book (in press).