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MacGregor Kniseley

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 209
(401) 456-8016
(401) 456-8865

Outside LinkVisit MacGregor Kniseley's personal website

Academic Background

Academic Degrees

Ed. D. University of Nevada, Reno (1989) Educational Leadership
M. Ed. University of New Hampshire (1978)
B.A. Earlham College (1974) Biology


I began my education career as an environmental educator. Next, I taught for ten years in elementary and middle schools. Since 1990 I have been teaching science methods and other teacher education courses, and supervising student teachers. I work with college faculty, teachers and students to use digital tools such microscopes, classroom response systems, assessment and learning management systems, and iPads. Also, I collaborate with RIC's Career Development Center and Office of Academic Support and Information Services to help students plan/develop their education careers.

Courses Taught

ELED 300 Concepts of Teaching
ELED 437 Teaching Elementary School Science
ELED 469 Best Practices: Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management
ELED 490 Senior Honors Project
CURR 480 Workshop Topic: Winning a Teaching Position in Any Job Market
CURR 480 Workshop Topic: Building a Chalk & Wire e-Portfolio for the Teacher Job Search

Funded Projects

SLIP (Science and Literacy Integration Project), Grades K-8. Rhode Island Office of Higher Education Eisenhower Professional Development

HELMSS (High Expectations for Learning in Middle School Science). National Science Foundation funded 6-8 pilot science local systemic change

KITES (Kits in Teaching Elementary Science) Project . National Science Foundation funded K-6 Science local systemic change.
The Whole Kit and Kaboodle: An Integrated Elementary Science Program. Funded by Rhode Island Office of Higher Education Eisenhower Professional Development

Selected Publications

Kniseley, MacGregor. (2012). Using digital microscopes in elementary classrooms: A case study report. Retrieved from: Adobe PDF Outside Link

Kniseley, MacGregor. (2011). The guide to winning a teaching position in any job market. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-0-9834432-0-9.

Kniseley, G., Vesey, M., and Zakin, R. (2011). Winning a teaching position in a tight job market. 2011 AAEE Job Search Handbook. American Association of Employment in Education. Re-published from 2009 AAEE Job Search Handbook.

Kniseley, MacGregor. (2009). I>clicker Pedagogy Case Study: Clickers in Elementary Classrooms. Retrieved from: Outside Link Click on K-12 (Faculty Case Studies) ​​​​

Page last updated: February 01, 2017