Department of Teaching and Learning
School of Education Health and Human Behavior
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL 62026
1140 Founders Hall
am a faculty member at SIUE, where I instruct courses
and conduct research in the Department of Teaching and
Learning. I use best practice methods, such as active
learning and high-leverage experiences, to prepare
students to effectively maximize their teaching
My teaching interests include: Analysis of Instruction, Curriculum Models, Cultural Foundations and Human Learning, Curriculum Models, Field Study in Education: Curriculum, Methods of Science and Math Instruction, and Student Teaching Supervision at the graduate level, and Educational Psychology, Introduction to Education, Methods for Teaching Secondary Education I and II, Planning for Diverse Learners, Science at Elementary and Middle Levels, The Middle and Junior High School at the undergraduate level.
Currently, I am the Secondary Education Program Director, and I work with several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as faculty within the Department of Teaching and Learning to coordinate instruction and assessment for students seeking the Secondary Professional Educators License.
I have participated in several curriculum-designing initiatives at the state level, including Race to the Top III, transition to edTPA as a certification measure, and the redesign of the secondary education certification program within the Department of Teaching and Learning. I have been a co-developer of curriculum for Habitable Planet, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I also have worked with the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University to develop an assessment system for an online course for science teachers.
I am the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Robert J. Noyce Science Scholarship Program here at SIUE. This program utilizes experiences to build efficacy, including outreach and service, research, and intensive teaching experiences to provide an enhanced curriculum for pre-service science teachers as they prepare to teach and lead in high needs areas.