Ellen Iverson

Carleton College

I am the Director at SERC. I started at the SERC office in March 2003. My work includes the evaluation, educational research, and usability efforts that ground SERC projects in the reality of educator practice. I approach evaluation and assessment from a constructivist perspective and have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods. My research interests include faculty development influences on teaching practices, program interventions aimed at broadening access in STEM undergraduate education, and the role of institutional context in theories of change about faculty learning and student learning.

You can view more information about my work and research interests on my SERC profile page

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Project Leader

About the EDDIE: Earth and Ecosystems Project part of Project EDDIE:About this Project:EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems
Jump to: Project Goals| Research, Evaluation, and Assessment | References | Project SupportFor Team Members Project Support Project EDDIE was supported by funding from NSF (Earth and Ecosystems IUSE Award 1821567; ...

Project EDDIE part of Project EDDIE
EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is a suite of education projects composed of STEM disciplinary and educational researchers. We develop flexible classroom teaching modules using large, publicly available, sensor-based datasets to engage students in STEM and improve their quantitative reasoning.

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials ยป Support Sustainability ...

Bringing MARGINS Research into the Classroom part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom
A series of workshops devoted to the development of classroom-ready web-based mini-lessons incorporating MARGINS Data.

Website Content Contributions

Essay (1)

SAGE Musings: Characterizing Geoscience Teaching in the US using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
The Classroom Observation Project aims to characterize the teaching practices of geoscience faculty across the U.S. by observing a sufficiently large number of geoscience courses using the Reformed Teacher ...

Conference Presentations (25)

Four Years of Discovery Improvements for SERC website visitors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) hosts materials from more than 120 geoscience education projects. However, the project-focused nature of the SERC website means that information is siloed which presents ...

Other Contributions (7)

The Bridging to STEM Excellence Consortium Program part of Transforming Institutions Conference 2023:Program:Poster Presentations
The "Bridging to STEM Excellence" project (BTSE) aims to accelerate changes in teaching through formation of a consortium of national professional development organizations. The BTSE consortium ...


Workshop Leader (12 workshops)

Workshop Participant (49 workshops)

EER 2020 Inquiry Based Labs
July 2020 Evaluator
Universal Design in Earth Education : Approaches to access and accommodation for a more inclusive STEM experience
July 2018
Geoscience Education Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative
July 2017

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant