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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Jessica S. Krim, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


Ed.D., 2009, Montana State University
M.A., 2005, West Chester University
B.A., 1997, University of Delaware

Assessment of Instruction, Secondary Education, Science Education, Middle School, Curriculum Models

(618) 650‑5824

1140 Founders Hall   

Jessica Krim

About Dr. Krim

Jessica S. Krim, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She joined SIUE in 2009 after obtaining her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University. Dr. Krim teaches graduate courses that include Analysis of Instruction, Curriculum Models, and Science and Math Secondary Teaching Methods, and undergraduate courses that include Educational Psychology, Introduction to Education, Methods for Secondary Teaching and Planning for Diverse Learners. She utilizes best practice methods, such as active learning and high-leverage experiences, to prepare students to effectively maximize their teaching abilities. She is a frequent presenter at professional meetings at the national level and is involved with various professional organizations. Dr. Krim has been appointed to serve as the Program Director for Secondary Education, and works regularly with faculty in various departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to align instruction and assessment for students seeking the Secondary Professional Educators License. Additionally, she has been appointed to serve as the Interim Assistant Dean for the School of Education Health and Human Behavior.

Dr. Krim is a diversity mentor and a graduate faculty member. She is available to speak with students about secondary education and pathways to advanced degrees in education.

Research Profile

Dr. Krim’s research centers around science education and critical reflection, especially as it pertains to equality of educational opportunity. She studies how providing high-leverage practices for preservice teachers can impact their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. She is currently conducting research in the cultural awareness of preservice teachers.

 Dr. Krim is the principal investigator of SIUE’s Robert Noyce Science Scholarship and Internship Program, which utilizes an enhanced curriculum that includes research, intensive teaching experiences, and outreach and service to build efficacy among pre-service science teachers as they prepare to teach and lead in areas of high need in the Southern Illinois area.

 Dr. Krim has co-authored articles and grants in her areas of research.  


Hildebrandt, K., Krim, J.S., Dhakal, D.N. (in press). Minority Language Education in Nepal: The View from a Himalayan Village. Language Problems and Language Planning.

Fries, R.N., Conklin, J., Krim, J.S., and Smith, D.A. (2012). Student and Faculty Perceptions on Plus-Minus Grading: A case study. Educational Research Quarterly, 36(4).

Breck, S. and Krim, J.S. (2012). Practice-based Teaching: A self-study by two teacher educators at the graduate level. Studying Teacher Education, 8(3), 289-302.

Krim, J.S., Dabulskis, A., O’Connell, A., & Trinowski, K. (2012). Who is the Culprit? A “Third Tier” Undergraduate Inquiry into Teaching Methodology. ISTA Spectrum, 38(1), 21-27. 

Churovich, V., Krall, M., & Mitchell, M., & Krim, J.S. (2011). Going Green: Science Education Research at the Undergraduate Level. ISTA Spectrum, 36(3), 41-46. 

Krim, J.S. & Brody, M. (2008). Ice Core Investigations. The Science Teacher, 75(6), 54-59.

Krim, J.S. (2007). Building reflective practitioners: Action research in pre-service science teacher education. ARexpeditions, April edition.

Grants and Collaborations:

“Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Connections 2017, 2018, 2019: Strengthening the Network for Teacher Learning at the Intersection of High-Quality and High-Need: National Science Foundation. PI Hunter, W.J., co-PIs Krim, J.S., Nguyen, K.S., Medina, M., Granger, C., VonDerHeyde, N. (Funded, $1.4M, from AY2017-2019)

“SIUE Noyce Scholarship Program: Preparing Future Science Teachers for Southwestern Illinois”: National Science Foundation. PI Krim, J.S., co-PIs Barry, K., Locke, S., Wiediger. (Funded, $1.2 M, from AY2013-2018)

“Race to the Top III”: Illinois State Board of Education. PI Cummings, L., supporting: Krim, J.S., Johnson, M., and Batchelor, M. (Funded, $12,817.50 from 9/2013-12/2015)

“Inspire STEM Partnership, East St. Louis District 189”: State of Illinois Education. PI Bracey, G., supporting: Krim, J.S. (Funded, $115,700 from 5/2013-9/2014)

“CAREER: Documenting the Languages of Manang, Nepal for Local & International Impact.”: National Science Foundation. PI Hildebrant, K., supporting: Krim, J.S. (Funded, ($400,000 from AY2012-2017)

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