Phone: (401) 456-8865
Office Location: Horace Mann Hall, Room 209
Mail: HM 209, Rhode Island College, Providence RI 02908
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:30 AM
I earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Earlham College, a master's degree at University of New Hampshire, and doctorate at University of Nevada, Reno. My work with children began with jobs in summer natural history and environmental education camps for 9-15 years olds sponsored by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Foresta Institute in Carson City, Nevada. I taught in elementary and middle schools for a total of eleven years. Since 1990, I have been teaching at Rhode Island College in the Department of Elementary Education. My primary area of teaching is K-8 science education.
Scheduled for Summer Session 1:
CURR 480/580 Winning a Teaching Position in Any Job Market
Scheduled for Fall 2011: Courses are enhanced using BlackBoard.
ELED 300-01 Tu 2:00 - 3:50 PM; Th 2:00 - 4:50 PM; HBS 212
ELED 437-02 Tu 10-11:50 AM; Th 9:00 - 11:50 AM Room: HBS 205
ELED 491 Senior Honors Project
Courses taught since 1990:
Scholarly and Creative Activities:
In addition to teaching, I have directed the following funded projects since 1991 totaling $5.7 million:
2008-2009: Survey of RI Elementary Principals on Market Conditions and Hiring Factors
2009: Using Classroom Response Systems for Formative Assessment in a Hands On Science Program. RI Teacher Education Renewal project. A Collaboration of Elementary Education, Special Education, Washington Oak School in Coventry, RI and Henry Barnard School.
2008: Accomodating Diverse Learners in a Hands On Science Program. RI Teacher Education Renewal project. A Collaboration of Elementary Education, Special Education, and Washington Oak School in Coventry, RI.
2007: Rhode Island STEM Center located at Rhode Island College
2000-2003: HELMSS High Expectations in Learning Middle School Science, a partnership between Rhode Island College and participating Rhode Island middle schools. The purpose of HELMSS was to build a foundation for systemic reform in middle level science in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
2001-2004: SLIP Science and Literacy Integration Project. This professional development initiative has been supported by the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education's Higher Education Partnership Grant, Regional Alliance @ TERC, and Rhode Island College.
1995-2000: KITES Kits In Teaching Elementary Science), a K-6 elementary science systemic reform initiative supported by a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
1991-1993: The Whole Kit and Kaboodle, an integrated elementary science kit program. This curriculum development project was supported by the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education using Dwight D. Eisenhower funds.