Science Education Faculty

Full Professors

Bugallo, Mónica, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Faculty Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE). Ph.D., 2001, University of A Coruña, Spain: Statistical signal processing; engineering education; women in science and engineering.

Bynum, R. David, Distinguished Service Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Emeritus Director of Institute for STEM Education. Ph.D., 1981, Dartmouth College: Science education.

Ferguson, David L., Distinguished Service Professor and Chairperson of Technology and Society. Ph.D., 1980, University of California, Berkeley: Quantitative methods; computer applications (especially intelligent tutoring systems and decision support systems); mathematics, science, and engineering education.

Hanson, Gilbert N., Distinguished Service Professor of Geosciences. Ph.D., 1964, University of Minnesota: Application of radiometric and geochemical methods to petrologic and tectonic problems.

Hanson, David M., Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D., 1968, California Institute of Technology: Design and development of classroom learning structures; text-based and web-based learning systems; and course assessment systems.

Lopez, Glenn R., Professor of Marine Sciences. Ph.D., 1976, Stony Brook University: Marine biology; benthic ecology; animal-sediment interactions.

McCarthy, Robert, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Masters of Arts in Teaching Physics Program. Ph.D., 1971, University of California, Berkeley: Experimental elementary particle physics; physics education of teachers.

Associate Professors

Aubrecht, Katherine, Associate Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D., 1999, Cornell University: Development of learning materials about sustainability for the chemistry curriculum; context-based approaches in chemical education; biodegradable and bio-renewable polymers; environmentally benign synthetic methodology.

Berger, Lisa, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona: Number theory; mathematics education of teachers.

Kelly, Angela, Associate Professor of Physics. Ph.D., 2006, Teachers College, Columbia University: Science education; physics education; engineering education; physical science access for traditionally underserved groups; sociocognitive perspectives of STEM participation and persistence.

Nehm, Ross, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution. Ph.D., 1998, University of California, Berkeley: Biology education; science assessment; assessment technologies; problem solving processes; science learning; novice-expert studies; evolution education; textbooks and knowledge representation.

Rushton, Gregory T., Associate Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D., 2004, University of South Carolina: Conceptual change in tertiary chemistry learning environments; classroom discourse practices; policy reform in K-16 chemistry education; large-scale demographic analyses of K-12 STEM teaching populations; science teacher leadership; curricular reform through research-driven decisions; pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in chemistry.

Scarlatos, Lori L., Associate Professor of Computer Science. Ph.D., 1993, Stony Brook University: Educational technology; tangible, physical, multi-modal, and collaborative human-computer interfaces; serious games; computer graphics; multimedia.

Sheppard, Keith, Associate Professor of Biology and Cell Biology and Director of Institute for STEM Education. Ed.D., 1997, Teachers College, Columbia University: Science education, chemistry education, physics education, history of science education, science learning, science teacher education.

Research Associate Professor

Moloney, Daniel, Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Director of NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, and Director of Biotechnology Teaching Laboratories. Ph.D., Stony Brook University: cell signaling regulation; cancer chemoprevention; DNA barcoding; biotechnology; STEM education.

Research Assistant Professor

Zachar, Zuzana, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Director of Masters of Arts in Teaching Biology Program. Ph.D., Stony Brook University: Cancer chemotherapy; transposon biology; regulation of alternative splicing of mRNA and nuclear architecture; biology education of teachers.