Secondary Education

Education

  • BS, University of Western Ontario
  • BED, Queens University of Charlotte
  • MA, Michigan State University
  • PHD, Michigan State University

Associate Professor of Education

Department Head of Education

Contact Information

The intersection of science, K-12 education and teacher preparation is a very interesting place. Here at Susquehanna, I get to teach courses in which we investigate what science is and how to support children in accessing new science content. What is most exciting, though, is that we “do” science in class and experience it as learners ourselves.

We have some great facilities and opportunities here to support the science component of our education programs, including the lab spaces and teaching technology of the Natural Science Building on campus and strong connections to the local public school system and broader community.

I enjoy the small class sizes at Susquehanna, which support a much more meaningful relationship between the teaching faculty and students. My extended contact time with preservice teachers also means that I get to work with them and witness their growth across different learning contexts-from a laboratory course, to a methods class, and into their student-teaching placements as seniors. Through all of this, I am part of the journey that early childhood education students take in developing their knowledge, skills and confidence for being both scientists and science teachers.

Outside of academic life, I enjoy travel and photography, two hobbies I developed while living and teaching abroad in Colombia, Turkey and Thailand before coming to Susquehanna University.

  • EDUC-503: Classroom Management
  • EDUC-502: Classroom Teaching
  • EDUC-760: Critical Lit./Education Trends
  • EDUC-430: Early Childhood Science Methods
  • OFFP-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • OFFR-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • OFFS-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • EDUC-601: Independent Study
  • POLI-504: Independent Study
  • INTD-500: Internship
  • EDUC-310: Math Methods Pre-School
  • EDUC-423: Methods in Teaching Mathematics
  • EDUC-424: Methods in Teaching Science
  • EDUC-501: Preparation and Planning
  • EDUC-600: Seminar
  • EDUC-500: Student Teaching
  • INTD-320: The Sciences

About Me

The intersection of science, K-12 education and teacher preparation is a very interesting place. Here at Susquehanna, I get to teach courses in which we investigate what science is and how to support children in accessing new science content. What is most exciting, though, is that we “do” science in class and experience it as learners ourselves.

We have some great facilities and opportunities here to support the science component of our education programs, including the lab spaces and teaching technology of the Natural Science Building on campus and strong connections to the local public school system and broader community.

I enjoy the small class sizes at Susquehanna, which support a much more meaningful relationship between the teaching faculty and students. My extended contact time with preservice teachers also means that I get to work with them and witness their growth across different learning contexts-from a laboratory course, to a methods class, and into their student-teaching placements as seniors. Through all of this, I am part of the journey that early childhood education students take in developing their knowledge, skills and confidence for being both scientists and science teachers.

Outside of academic life, I enjoy travel and photography, two hobbies I developed while living and teaching abroad in Colombia, Turkey and Thailand before coming to Susquehanna University.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-503: Classroom Management
  • EDUC-502: Classroom Teaching
  • EDUC-760: Critical Lit./Education Trends
  • EDUC-430: Early Childhood Science Methods
  • OFFP-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • OFFR-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • OFFS-CHESTER: GO Chester
  • EDUC-601: Independent Study
  • POLI-504: Independent Study
  • INTD-500: Internship
  • EDUC-310: Math Methods Pre-School
  • EDUC-423: Methods in Teaching Mathematics
  • EDUC-424: Methods in Teaching Science
  • EDUC-501: Preparation and Planning
  • EDUC-600: Seminar
  • EDUC-500: Student Teaching
  • INTD-320: The Sciences