Educational experiences


UNDERGRADUATE: B.S. Microbiology, 1982

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


GRADUATE: M.S. Environmental Science and Education, 1987

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education, 1994

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana



2006- Assistant Clinical Professor of Education

Indiana University Purdue University Columbus

4601 Central Avenue

Columbus, IN   47203


2004 – 2006




























































Assistant Professor of Education

Indiana University Purdue University Columbus

4601 Central Avenue

Columbus, IN   47203


Assistant Professor SUNY College at Oneonta

Designed and taught: Introduction to Biology, Elementary Microbiology, and Introduction to Microbiology. This was a lecturer position. Developed and taught two courses- BIOL 316 Interpretation of Natural Science and BIOL 293 Teaching Assistant Training.   Coordinator of BIOL. 100; member of awards and assessment committees.


Consultant to Catskills Regional Teacher Center for Technology

Designed web pages, networked office, offered Inspiration training to migrant worker program K-12 teachers, taught Physics for Early Childhood, and Trash to Treasures for Middle School Science Teachers.

Assistant Director summer 2001.


Visiting Professor Hartwick College Oneonta,

August 1999- Dec. 1999.

Designed and taught: Introduction to Biology and Introduction to Environmental Science. This wa a one-semester position for a sabbatical leave. Developed two education courses- EDU 330 Assessment and Evaluation and EDU 340 Technology for Teaching.


Assistant Professor SUNY College at Oneonta

Designed and taught Methods and Materials: Graduate & Undergraduate secondary teaching, Student Teaching Supervision, Intro. to Botany, Intro. to Biology, Professional Studies and Laboratory Methods. Coordinated course offerings and program implementation to included scheduling of faculty and classes. Facilitated program redesign as part of a successful NCATE process.


Assistant Professor OSU Stillwater

Developed and taught Methods and Materials: Graduate & Undergraduate secondary and elementary science teaching, Computer Applications to the Classroom, Teaching Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, Student Teaching Supervision, Internet in the Classroom, and Advanced Computer Applications in the Middle Level Math and Science Classroom


Adjunct Faculty Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis at Columbus

Designed and taught Introductory Lab Skills for Elementary Education majors and Introductory Chemistry without lab for non-science majors.


TA Indiana University Bloomington

Taught pre-existing Basic Science Skills for Elementary Education majors and a computer-based lab course for Introductory Life Science. Supervised student teachers and provided student teaching office support.


Elkhart Central High School

Taught General Science, Physical Science, Biology, and Advanced Biology. Member of Staff Development Team and School Improvement Team. Chairperson of Public Relations Committee.




2009-2011 NSTA National Congress on Science Education Planning Cmt



NSTA District X Director





Board of Advisors for the Natural Resources Education Council


2008-2012 Board of Advisors & Educational Consultant Space Port Indiana


2007 – 2010 President of Faculty IUPUC




ASTE Long Range Planning Committee

Professional Development Committee





Laboratory Experiences

January 1983-December 1984









August 1985


State Coordinator- Science Matters in Indiana

Formerly Building a Presence for Science in Indiana



GIBCO Diagnostics

Provided laboratory support as Quality Control Technician to ensure that manufactured microbial growth media met requirements set by company and the FDA. Designed and implemented a building-wide training program for site employees.   This involved teaching basic biology and advanced microbiological concepts to minimum wage production employees, truck drivers, clerical personnel as well as management personnel


Boone County West Virginia Board of Health,.

Assisted Home Health staff with medical testing and equipment usage.



1986 Indiana Teachers Life License
2008 Project Learning Tree Facilitator pre-k-8