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About Laura Robertson

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University Curriculum and Instruction, Clemmer College of Education
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2017 - 2017 Reaching for Excellence in STEM and Literacy through Project-based Learning
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): T. Jones, Karin Keith
$74,997
2017 - 2017 Science Literacy in Education through Project-Based Learning
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Steve Starnes, Chih-Che Tai, Karin Keith, R. Bailey, S. Seaton, Renee Moran, Huili Hong
$460,000
2016 - 2017 Exploring Innovation and Integration by Middle and High School Science and English Language Arts Teachers
East Tennessee State University
Research Development Center Major Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Renee Moran, Huili Hong
$9,951
2016 - 2016 Integrating Science and Literacy in Elementary Education to Promote Learning and Improve Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
East Tennessee State University
Dean’s Collaboration Mini-grant of Clemmer College of Education
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Andrea Lowery, Lindsay Lester, Renee Moran
$1,000
2016 - 2016 Reaching for Excellence in High School Biology and Literacy
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Karin Keith, T. Jones
$74,990
2015 - 2015 Middle School Science Teachers’ Experiences in a Hybrid Professional Learning Community
East Tennessee State University
Research Development Center Small Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
$1,470
2014 - 2015 Common Core Integration of Science and Literacy in Grades 5-8
East Tennessee State University
Dean’s Collaboration Mini-grant of Clemmer College of Education
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Erica Preswood, Huili Hong, L. Cromie, Lindsay Lester
$750
2013 - 2014 Seeing is Believing: Using Technology to Share Data, Ideas, and Images
East Tennessee State University
Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub Mini-Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
$850
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Research in Science Teaching
2016 - Present Reviewer, Science and Children
2009 - Present Reviewer, International Journal of Science Education
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Honors and Awards

  • 2004 - Featured Employee for Outstanding Service, ETSU
  • 2006 - University School Teacher of the Year, ETSU Clemmer College of Education
  • 2009 - Distinguished Secondary Science Teacher Award, Tennessee Academy of Science
  • 2010 - Ecuador Partnership Proclamation, State of Tennessee Senate
  • 2010 - University School Innovative Faculty Award, ETSU Clemmer College of Education
  • 2014 - Outstanding Alumna Award, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Courses

  • CUAI 5957 Special Topics - Integrating Science Learning with Literacy using Informational and Fictional Texts in Middle School Science
  • SCED 5957 Special Topics - Project-based Learning in Elementary Science
  • SCED 5454 Residency I - Middle Grades Science
  • SCED 4321 - Exploring and Discovery in Science
  • SCED 4321 Residency I - Science
  • SCED 4020 - Wildlife Conservation
  • SCED 3310 - S.T.E.M. Content for the Elementary School Teacher

Education

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August 2010 PhD, Science Education, North Carolina State University
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August 2001 MS, Elementary Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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May 2000 BS, Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 70684
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 509 F Warf-Pickel Hall
Phone: 423-439-7678
Fax: 423-439-7678

Email:


International Refereed Publications (4)

National Refereed Publications (4)

International Refereed Presentations (2)

National Refereed Presentations (14)

State and Regional Refereed Presentations (10)