Work HENZ 211D
Lincoln NE 68588-0355
Work 402-472-2251 On-campus 2-2251


  • Ph D, Arizona State University, 2009
  • MS, University of Southern Maine, 1999
  • MS, University of Maine, 1997
  • BS, College of William & Mary, 1991

Publications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Science teaching reform through professional development: Teachers’ use of a scientific classroom discourse community, Science Education, May 2015
  • Preparation for practice: Perspectives of elementary preservice teachers learning and using scientific classroom discourse community instructional strategies, School Science and Mathematics, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014
  • A professional learning community activity for science teachers: How to incorporate discourse-rich instructional strategies into science lessons, The Science Educator, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014
  • A Call for a New Geoscience Education Research Agenda, Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Research & Grants

  • Longitudinal Evaluation NOYCE, NSF, September 2015
  • UNL Science Scholars Program, NSF, September 2010
  • Enhanc Ne Knowledge of Earth Scienc, Ne Coord Comm for Postsec Educ, January 2014
  • Moving Beyond Marginalization: Investigating Access to Earth and Space Science Education, Internal, June 2013
  • Development of Biochemistry Undergraduate Students' Writing and Graduate Students' Teaching Skills, University of Nebraska, Kelly Grant, June 2013

Awards & Honors

  • College Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Vice Chancellor's Office for Academic Affairs, 2016

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