Science Education Group

Staff
Renee Bayer

Renee Bayer began her work teaching environmental and secondary science education before moving into community-based public health research, teaching and practice. Her research interests include issues in educational and health equity and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

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Zachary Nusbaum

Zachary Nusbaum is a recent MSU graduate, holding a degree in History, Philosophy and Sociology (HPS) of Science from Lyman Briggs College. He is a research assistant on the AAU Project and is the 2016 Mini-Conference coordinator, and served as coordinator for the Spring 2015 Seminar Series and Mini-Conference.

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Dr. Christopher Reimann

Chris brings 30+ years of experience and expertise in communications and education policy to Institute efforts. He has worked on education reform efforts at the local, state and national levels in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington DC and Michigan.

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Dr. Idit Adler Michigan State University Contact
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Dr. Tom Bielik

My educational background includes both formal and informal environments: tour guide in the Clore Outdoor Science Museum, program director of the 'Young Active Science' program for at-risk students at the Davidson Institute for Science Education, and middle school science and biology teacher. My academic background includes B.Sc.

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Dr. Andrea Bierema

I obtained a Master's in Biological Sciences and Doctorate in Science Education: Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University. I began at MSU as a postdoctoral research associate in 2014, working with Dr. Jon Stoltzfus and Dr. Christina Schwarz on a CREATE for STEM LPF-CMP2 funded project and working with the AACR (Automated Analysis of Constructed Response) research group.

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Prof. Danny Caballero

Danny Caballero is a physics education researcher who studies how tools affect student learning in physics, and the conditions and environments that support or inhibit this learning.

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Dr. Jerry Caldwell Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Caitlin Callahan Michigan State University Contact
Dante Cisterna Michigan State University Contact
Olivia Crandell Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Evelyne Cudel

Ph.D. Anthropology UCR
Environmental Science and Policy Program, Faculty
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

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Mrs. Tracy D'Augustino Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Chanyah Dahsah

Dr. Dahsah is a a science educator with a background in Chemistry. She works at the Science Education Center at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. During Jul 13 - May 14, she is a visiting scholar at CREATE for STEM.

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Krista Damery Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Brian Danielak

My research centers on four related strands:

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Dr. Ibrahim Delen

I recently completed my Ph.D. student in Teacher Education Program. I am currently working as a Post-Doc at the Editorial Office in Journal or Research in Science Teaching.

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Xang Delossantos Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Jennifer Doherty Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Nate Emery Michigan State University Contact
Ligita Espinosa

Ligita Espinosa has been a part of the Michigan State University since 2008. She has M.A. in Linguistics from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania and is fluent in English, Lithuanian, and Russian.

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Dawnmarie Ezzo

Dawnmarie Ezzo is an Instructor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on teacher education and spans several content area domains, including literacy, mathematics, and science teaching methods at the elementary and secondary level.

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Kimberly Fenn Michigan State University Contact
Allison Freed Michigan State University Contact
Mr. Mohamed Ghorab

I am an affiliate in the Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory (WTL), Animal Science Department, Michigan State University. I am also a prospective Environmental Toxicology graduate Student in the Environmental Toxicology graduate program, Integrative Institute for Toxicology.

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Dr. Lissy Goralnik

I am an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Community Engagement in the Department of Community Sustainability. My teaching and research are in the areas of experiential education, environmental learning, place-based inquiry, art-humanities-environmental science collaborations, and environmental ethics.

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Ms. Day Greenberg Michigan State University Contact
Mr. Kevin Hall Michigan State University Contact
Mr. James Brian Hancock II Michigan State University Contact
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Dr. Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

Phyllis designs biology curriculum and chemistry assessment items for K-8 students that are aligned with NGSS. She received her PhD in Science Education with a concentration in Biology from Western Michigan University. Her research interests include issues relevant to equity and social justice in science education.

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Ms. Christa Haverly

I am a PhD student in the 2014 CITE cohort. My area of specialization is science education. I am interested in science education, elementary education, urban education, and teacher education.

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Miss Qian Huangfu Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Amal Ibourk Michigan State University Contact
Wendy Johnson

I work with Andy Anderson on the Carbon TIME curriculum and research project as well as on two BEACON Center research projects (Avida-ED and the Scientific Virtues Project).

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Lora Kaldaras

I am a third-year PhD student in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education and the Measurement and Quantitative Methods programs in the College of Education. I have been working on the Interactions project with Joe Krajcik for 3 years. My role in the project is writing the curriculum and assessment for the curriculum as well as classroom observation of the curriculum implementation.

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Li Ke Michigan State University Contact
Ms. EUNJEONG KIM Michigan State University
Dr. Melissa Kjelvik Michigan State University Contact
Katie Paris Kohn Michigan State University Contact
Angela Kolonich

Doctoral candidate working on the Interactions project through CREATE for STEM. My current research interests include supporting teachers in developing inclusive, three-dimensional learning environments that support all students in learning science.

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Mr. Hovig Kouyoumdjian Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Jane Lee

Jane is a research associate developing curriculums and assessment items for middle and high school students that are aligned with NGSS. She received her PhD in Science Education from Seoul National University and taught biology in Korea. She is interested in improving environment for science teaching and learning.

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May Lee

May Lee is a graduate student in teacher education interested in studying how student interactions in small groups affects their learning experiences in undergraduate physics classes.

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Dr. Becky Matz

Becky Matz (matz at msu dot edu) is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and an Academic Specialist with appointments in the CREATE for STEM Institute and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.

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Chris Minter Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Ellen Moll

I am interested in the intersections of the humanities and sciences, humanistic and interdisciplinary approaches to studying science and technology, curriculum development, educational technology, and general education.

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Paul Morsink

I completed by PhD in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology with a specialization in language and literacy in 2015. Over the past five years I have worked on several PD and partnership projects with K-12 teachers in Michigan.

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Dr. Rosa Moscarella

I am Research Associate at the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University working with Dr Mark Urban-Lurain. I have a broad formation in Biology as a consequence of my many interests. I've worked in life history strategies, molecular ecology, phylogeography, morphometrics, biological consequences of climate change, conservation genetics, fruit flies genetics, and genomics.

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Abhilash Nair

Hi, I'm a PhD candidate in the physics department and a member of the Physics Education Research Lab (PERL). Currently I'm interested in studying the experiences of non-physics majors as they navigate introductory physics courses that may serve as gatekeepers to their chosen major. Some questions I am interested in answering include:

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Joyce Parker

Joyce Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Teacher Education and Geological Sciences at Michigan State University. She has a PhD in biochemistry from Princeton University and 7-12 teaching certification in biology, chemistry, and physical science from Michigan State University.

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Prof. Lynmarie Posey

I am interested in improving the quality of the learning experiences that we offer to undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry, particularly in General Chemistry.

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Christina Restrepo Nazar Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Samuel Severance

I earned my PhD in Learning Sciences & Human Development combined with Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Kazi Shahidullah

I am a doctoral candidate focusing on STEM education at the University of Nevada, Reno. I have been working as a Graduate Assistant for College of Education since 2011. I have received my Master of Education degree with major in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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MEENAKSHI SHARMA Michigan State University Contact
Ms. Tamara Smolek Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Marty Spranger Michigan State University Contact
Sarah Stapleton

I am a doctoral student in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education program at the MSU College of Education. I conduct qualitative research in the areas of science education, social justice and environmental issues. I am particularly interested in climate change education and food issues as they relate to social injustices.

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Dr. Ryan Stowe

I am an organic chemist interested in engaging students (high school and undergraduate) in scientific and engineering practices in the context of general and organic chemistry. I am involved with an effort to transform undergraduate organic chemistry from encyclopedia memorization to a course focused on 3-dimensional learning, a project to adapt the validated undergrad.

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Prof. Baoling Sun Tianjin Normal University Contact
Dr. Tali Tal Michigan State University Contact
LeighAnn Tomaswick

My research and career goal is to continue to improve undergraduate STEM education. This can be accomplished in many ways top-down and bottom-up; TA training, future faculty training as well as support for current faculty instructional change and redesigning curriculum.

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Ms. Elizabeth Tompkins Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Caleb Trujillo Michigan State University Contact
Sahra Uygun Michigan State University Contact
Prof. Suzanne Wagner

I study the ways in which gender, race, age, social status and other factors influence language variation and change.

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Dr. Alexa Warwick

I am broadly interested in developing and assessing science education practices in K-16, but I have mainly focused on evolutionary biology and experimental biology.

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Ms. Katrin Weber Michigan State University Contact
Kraig Wray Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Rachel Yoho

Rachel Yoho is a Research Associate with a background in biology, environmental biotechnology, and science education. Her research interests include evidence-based practices in teaching and learning, crosscutting educational topics, and instruction for issues of socio-scientific controversy.

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Dr. Hye Sun You

Hye Sun You received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in STEM education, her master's degree in science education from Yonsei University, and her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Yonsei University. Prior to entering academia, she spent several years teaching middle school science. Her research interests center upon interdisciplinary learning and teaching in STEM education.

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Affiliated Faculty
Alicia Alonzo Michigan State University Contact
Charles W. (Andy) Anderson Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Angela Calabrese Barton Michigan State University Contact
Dr. Bob Geier

With an original background in Physics and then digital systems design, Bob began teaching high school science and mathematics in Massachusetts in 1988.

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Prof. Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik is Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education with a faculty appointment in the MSU College of Education. He is the director of CREATE for STEM, a joint institute between the colleges of Natural Science, Education, Engineering and Lyman Briggs. CREATE's mission is to improve the teaching and learning of science and mathematics through innovation and research.

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Dr. Christina Schwarz Michigan State University Contact
Dr. David Stroupe

David Stroupe is an assistant professor of teacher education. He has three overlapping areas of research interests anchored around ambitious teaching practice. First, he frames classrooms as science practice communities.

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