Expertise

I am interested in sociocultural issues in science education and the development of educational scholars.  In particular, I study the nature of scholar identities, their emergence in graduate classrooms and other academic contexts, and ways academic culture enables and constrains identity work of educational scholars.

Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, School of Education, College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University

Assistant Professor, School of Education, College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University

Assistant Professor (Temporary), Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Idaho (past)

Communities
Education, Educational Leadership
Degrees
PhD, University of Minnesota, Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education, 2006
MS, University of Minnesota, Chemistry, 2001
BS, Montana State University, Chemistry, 1999
Keywords
ethnography community or outreach programs adults community studies feminist theory gender issues program evaluation (social sciences) qualitative methods (social sciences) social science - humanistic emphasis humanistic psychology social psychology burnout gestalt psychology gender differences organizational theory and behavior sociology of science assimilation belief or knowledge systems social development sociology of sex and gender activists or activism social change social justice science education stem education curriculum development organizational theory and behavior (education) instructional materials and practices cooperative education knowledge sharing interactive learning educational research problem based learning higher education minority education women's education pedagogy use: education philosophy of science research methodology
Associations
American Educational Research Association
American Indigenous Research Association
National Association for Research in Science Teaching