- Ph.D. Syracuse University 2017
- M.S. Utica College 2010
- B.S. Cornell University 2003
- Integrated STEM education
- Adolescent education
- Educational Leadership and social justice teaching
- Environmental justice
- Issues of gender, race, and ability in the P-12 setting
My research focuses on understanding the work of science teachers within the classroom context as they develop equitable pedagogies. Specifically, I investigate how teachers collaborate to enact instruction that confronts and actively resists traditional practices. I am also interested in the development of science and technological identities among students.
- Gardner, M.A. (2017). Developing Connections Between Integrated Laboratory Practices and First-Year Undergraduate Nature of Science (NOS) Understanding. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 12(5), 1299-1315.
- Gardner, M. (2014). The classroom and beyond: Insights on inquiry. Legacy, pp. 24-25.
Understanding integrated STEM science instruction through the experiences of teachers and students.
Committee: Dr. John Tillotson, Dr. Marcelle Haddix, Dr. Neal Abrams, Dr. Glenn Dolphin
- EDUC 101: The American School
- EDUC 455/555: Student Teaching
- EDUC 453/553: Seminar on Curriculum and Instruction for Science/Mathematics