Profiles in "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" Expertise Area

  • Steven Semken is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher who studies place-based and culturally informed geoscience education for a more diverse geoscience community and improved public geoscience literacy.
  • Barbara Kinach, Ed.D., is an associate professor of mathematics education. She teaches mathematics and mathematics methods courses and studies the role visualization plays in pre-service teacher learning of mathematics and inquiry mathematics teaching.
  • Jordan teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses and studies the use of context in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education.
  • Brown's teaching philosophy is to engage and encourage students to work collaboratively, and guide them towards a core understanding of the course work and its most fundamental principles.
  • S.R. Aurora utilizes technology to develop future leaders and help people thrive in our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
  • Professor Mishra has worked extensively in the area of technology integration in teacher education. He is co-developer of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework.
  • The focus of Carla Firetto's research examines individual difference and mechanisms of learning to facilitate students’ high-level comprehension of complex texts and content.
  • Dr. Pedram teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on the fundamental principles of psychology, research methods, social psychology interpersonal relationships, and personality theory and research.