|Present||Associate Professor, San Jose State University ‐ Elementary Education|
|2004||Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham ‐ Instructional Leadership|
|1992||M.S., Georgetown University ‐ Physical Organic Chemistry|
|1987||B.S., Auburn University ‐ Chemistry|
Teaching Science Content to Teachers: Taming the Elephant in the ...
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Reno Area Conference (2015)
This entertaining approach to content mastery, organized around the NGSS, is designed to help teachers strengthen their science content understanding in the ...
Toward Deeper Understandings of Care Ethics in Teacher Education
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2015)
Care ethics acknowledges the centrality of caring relationships in moral education. To teach care ethics, we investigated teachers’ preconceptions of ...
“Without Hermeneutics I’m Stuck in My Own Thinking”: Preservice ...
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting (2014)
Pre-service teachers need to question their taken-for-granted beliefs and biases about their students. Hermeneutics is a philosophical perspective that uncovers ...
Elementary Science Teaching: A Path Toward Content Mastery, Confidence, and ...
NSTA Portland Area Conference on Science Education (2013)
This grassroots, multipronged, entertaining approach to content mastery is designed to help teachers deepen their science understanding, teach using inquiry ...
Social Studies and Care Ethics: One Novice Teacher Learns to ...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2013)
Social studies helps prepare students for citizenship; however, given the current push to arrange instruction in response to high-stakes tests, ...
Sustainability Education as a Core Concept in Elementary Science Instruction
NSTA Seattle Area Conference on Science Education (2011)
Researchers introduce sustainability education as a core concept in a preservice elementary science methods course to motivate elementary teachers to ...
Making Connections Between Science and Equity: A Motivation to Teach ...
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting (2011)
Teacher quality is among the strongest correlates of student outcomes. However, only about a quarter of the nation’s elementary teachers ...