About Me

My current research involves collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data regarding student experiences, performance and engagement in science education from elementary school through graduate school.

I currently teach courses in secondary science methods and graduate seminars at the School of Education around making and the development of interest in STEM education. In addition, I lead a seminar for doctoral students in STEM fields who plan to pursue academic careers and are interested in improving their teaching practices based on research.

Curriculum Vita


  • Ph.D. Science Education, May 2008, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • M.S. Geology, May 2003, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • B.A. Geology, May 1997, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY


STEM Data Visualizations

As part of my research, I’ve been very interested in data visualizations. Since we are often analyzing large datasets, we sometimes get the chance to create interesting visualizations of these data. Below, you can view and compare trends in STEM degree data across North America with an interactive map.

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