Dr. Kate Scantlebury
I am a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and coordinate the science education program. I also am the Director of Secondary Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. I advise chemistry education students and STEM majors interested in pursuing a teaching career. I taught high school chemistry, science and mathematics before completing my doctorate at Purdue University.
I teach the science methods course, the student teaching seminar and coordinate the student teaching experience. My research interests focus on gender issues in various aspects of science education, including preservice teacher education, urban education, teachers' professional development and academic career paths in academe. With Susan Gleason I conducted research on using coteaching as the model for student teaching and the effectiveness of the science education programs on preparing students to teach middle and/or high school science.
I have been the Research Director for the National Science Teachers Association (2011-2014) and am currently one of the co-editors for the journal Gender and Education.