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 Support Project Support Project EDDIE is supported by funding from NSF (Earth and Ecosystems IUSE Award 1821567; Environmental ...

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 (19)

Community-informed improvements with the Compass project: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday Poster Session
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website is BIG and has been growing for the last 20 years. SERC has worked in collaboration with over 250 projects resulting in 6,000+ teaching activities, 6,600+ ...

Other Contributions (3)

Instrument Validity and Reliability part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Morning Workshops: Instrument Validity and Reliability
This workshop is designed specifically for researchers at any stage in their career (from undergraduate to late career) who are interested in learning about instrument validity and reliability. During the two-day ...

Theories of Change and Logic Models part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Increasingly theories of change are expected to be a central component articulated within education research grant proposals and manuscripts. At the end of this short workshop, participants will be able to ...

Instructor Stories About Reforming Teaching Practice part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Summary Meetings like the Rendezvous can provide lots of inspiration to instructors to make changes in their teaching. However, back home, after the excitement of the meeting has faded, there are many challenges ...


Workshop Leader (10 workshops)

Workshop Participant (39 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
EER 2020 Inquiry Based Labs
July 2020 Evaluator
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees
July 2019

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant