I am the Evaluation 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
EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems part of Project EDDIE:EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems
The Project EDDIE: Earth and Ecosystems initiative continues the work done in EDDIE Environmental Data and EDDIE: Macrosystems to create teaching modules that expand the range of topics, datasets, and quantitative ...
Project EDDIE Initiatives 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 » 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
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 (15)
On the Cutting Edge: Demonstrating Impact on Teaching part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Established in 2002 with funding from NSF, more than 1800 geoscience faculty, post-docs and graduate students have participated in On the Cutting Edge (CE) professional development workshops. The CE website, ...
Other Contributions (2)
Theories of Change and Logic Models part of Earth Educators 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 ...
Central Section, Geoscience Education Research Division