​Professor, Educational Foundations

Millersville University

421 Stayer Hall, Millersville, PA 17551




Doctor of Philosophy in Education  

Penn State University, University Park, PA  December 2008

Degree in Curriculum and Instruction:  Science Education
Dissertation topic:  Enacting inquiry pedagogy: The experiences of beginning science teachers


Educational Supervisory Program      

Millersville University, Millersville, PA May 2001

Master of Arts in Teaching   Physics Education    

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA   August 1992
Thesis topic:  Science Misconceptions of Middle School Students


Bachelor of Science in Physics     

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA   May 1991

Teaching certification

Pennsylvania Supervisory I-Science  June 2001
Pennsylvania Instructional II Physics    November 1997

Professional experience

2010 - present

2010 - present

9/07 – Present.  Professor.  Millersville University, Millersville, PA. 

Duties include teaching instructional technology and science methods courses for elementary education and special education majors and online teaching courses as part of the Online Teaching endorsement program.

9/95 – 8/07  Physics Teacher.  Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Duties included classroom teaching, club advising, and curriculum development.  Represented staff on science curriculum committee, graduations standards committee, and faculty advisory committee.

9/05 – 4/06  Research Assistantship.  Penn State University, University Park, PA. 

Duties included supervising student teachers and developing online environment to support teaching practice.

1/03 - 5/04  Adjunct Professor. Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. 

Duties included teaching classroom methods and technology integration courses.  

1/95 - 6/95  Adjunct Professor.  Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA.

Duties included teaching undergraduate course in physics.

6/92 - 7/92  Instructor. CAST Program, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Duties included supervising gifted high school students attending a science camp.

9/92 – 7/95  Teacher. Franklin Regional Senior High School, Murrysville, PA. 

Duties included teaching high school physics and middle school gifted courses.   

9/91 - 7/92  Intern Teacher.  Falk Laboratory School, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Duties included teaching middle school math and science.