Across the United States, educators are being asked to teach increasingly complicated subject material related to engineering concepts and technology, and unfortunately few schools of education prepare teachers at a level of understanding that allows for students to build out conceptual models for these ideas. Our work focuses on and develops pedagogical models, professional development models and coaching models which support teachers in teaching complex material to students effectively so that students build out vital conceptual models which can be deployed in real-world applications.
Ph. D., 2003, Tulane University
Research Interests: Engineering education, characterization techniques, surface physics, solid-state devices, dye-sensitized solar cells.