Education and Evaluation Associate
Science Education Resource Center
I joined the SERC Evaluation Team in January 2019. I have over 15 years of experience conducting basic and applied educational research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. My research program has focused on understanding the factors that impact the academic outcomes of K-16 students. I have experience conducting correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies, developing and validating survey measures including experience sampling measures, performing and coding classroom observations, conducting and coding interviews with individuals and focus groups, collecting and manipulating data from a variety of local, state, and federal databases, and managing and analyzing data using both qualitative and quantitative techniques including mediation analysis, propensity score matching, and hierarchical linear modeling.
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Developmental Psychology
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Psychology
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Conference Presentations (3)
Polar Mystery: Using Puzzles to Connect Youth to Polar Regions part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session I
Inspired by the popularity of free choice puzzles, including escape rooms and murder mystery kits, the team developed a multi-week "Arctic Mystery", through which youth explore polar data to solve the ...
Integrate Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Data into Research and Teaching: Results from Workshops for Early Career Scientists part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) has constructed the observational and computational infrastructure needed to provide sustained measurements of complex ...
Project EDDIE: Supporting Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Large Data Sets part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The increasing availability and wealth of large, environmental datasets creates new opportunities to teach scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning with these data. Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven ...