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