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About Comfort M Ateh

Comfort Ateh started off as an Agronomist graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1997 with a PhD in Agronomy and later pursued education at the University of California Davis, graduating with a PhD in Science Education in 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Secondary Education Program teaching Educational Measurement, Science Methods, and Urban Education courses as well as supervising student teachers in the field. Comfort's research focuses on formative assessment in understanding and implementing instructional strategies that engage and enhance students' learning.

Her first book, 'Science Teacher's Voices: Elicitation Practices and Insight on Formative Assessment' focuses on high school science teachers' elicitation practices and highlights the essence of and challenges in eliciting students' knowledge during instruction. The book presents cases examined through a video stimulating recall technique that gives voice to teachers to share their perspectives on their elicitation practices. Pre- and in-service teachers will benefit from the book in reflecting on their formative assessment practices in reference to the cases described. Professional development providers and teacher educators will also find the book as a resource in guiding teachers to enhance their formative assessment practices.​

Positions

2016 Present Associate Professor, Secondary Education Program: School of Professional Studies, Providence College
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2016 Assistant Professor, Secondary Education Program: School of Professional Studies, Providence College
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Research Grant Award by Committee on Aid to Faculty Research ($2,750), 2013/2014
  • Research Grant Award by Committee on Aid to Faculty Research ($7,000), 2012/2013
  • Rhode Island Campus Compact Presidential Faculty Fellow, 2011-2012
  • Mary Cary Reflective Learner Award, School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2009-2010
  • Certificate of Recognition-Teacher of the Year Nomination 2008, Sacramento City Unified School District, 2008
  • Donorschoose.Org School Funding, 2008
  • Teacher Education Fellow, School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2007

Courses

  • Education Measurement (EDU 401 & 401L), Providence College, Fall 2010-
  • Urban Education (EDU 471), Providence College, Fall 2010-
  • Teaching Science in Secondary School (EDU 412 &412L), Providence College, Fall 2010-
  • Student Teaching (EDU 450), Providence College, Spring 2011-
  • Teaching Kids with special needs (EDU 303L), Providence College, Spring 2012

Contact Information

Secondary Education Program
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
cateh@providence.edu
401-865-2497 (office)
401-865-1021 (fax)

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