MSE Graduate Students

B.S., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: science education, investigative learning, story-telling teaching, curriculum development

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug

M.A., Science Education, American University of Beirut

Teaching Diploma, Science Education, America University of Beirut

B.S., Physics, Lebanese University

Research Interests: scientific explanation, nature of science, history and philosophy of science

Advisor: Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick


M.S., Mathematics Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.Ed., Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi, India

B.El.Ed. (Concentration: Mathematics), Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India

Research Interests: acquisition and development of early number and arithmetic concepts in young children, learning and cognition, external representations and problem-based instructional tasks, interactive game-based learning in elementary school students

Advisor: Dr. Sarah Lubienski


M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois

B.A., Religious Education, Missouri Baptist College

Research Interests:  democratic classrooms, equity, mathematics education

Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez

M.S., Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Psychology, Carleton College

Research Interests: mathematics teaching, problem-based learning

Advisor: Dr. Sarah Lubienski


B.S., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: special education students' access to mathematics in high school

Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez

M.A.T., University of Southern California

B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: equity, mathematics education, Nos/otr@s relationships (teacher-student), service-learning

Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez

B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate in Science with Honors in Preprofessional Medical Science at Parkland

Research Interests: scientific inquiry-based exploration, emerging technology integration in the classroom, culturally relevant curriculum design and implementation, equitable environments for learning 

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug

M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.Phil., Mathematics, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

B.S., Mathematics, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

Research Interests: constructivism, problem-based learning, reasoning and proof, reform-based mathematics instruction, and secondary school mathematics education in the Caribbean

Advisor: Dr. Gloriana González

B.S., Integrative Biology and Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: modeling instruction, professional development, science teaching and learning

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug

M.S., Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Mathematics, Grinnell College

Research Interests: adult learners, community college, developmental mathematics

Advisor: Dr. Sarah Lubienski

M.Ed., Science Education, University of St. Francis

B.S., Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: epistemology of science, history & philosophy of science education, ontology of screen media science portrayals

Advisor: Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

B.S., Mathematics Education, Illinois State University

Research Interests: equity in the classroom and schooling, mathematics teaching

Advisor: Dr. Gloriana González

M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois

B.S., Mathematics & Physics, Mississippi State University

Research Interests: collegiate STEM education, the nature of conceptual mathematical knowledge and conceptual change, metarepresentational fluency, diagrammatic reasoning

Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Herman

M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, Arizona State University

M.Ed., Elementary Education, Arizona State University

B.A., Spanish and Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Research Interests: elementary and middle school mathematics education, mathematics coaching, professional development, teacher education

Advisor:  Dr. Sarah Lubienski

B.S., Interdisciplinary Health Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: science education, curriculum & instruction, educational policy studies, minorities in education, health education

Advisor:  Dr. Barbara Hug

Ed.M., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Mathematics and Secondary Education, Ball State University

Research Interests:  attitudes and beliefs about mathematics, mathematics teaching and learning, pre-service teaching, problem solving, professional development

Advisor: Dr. Sarah Lubienski


M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Biological Sciences (with Teacher Certification), Eastern Illinois University

Research Interests:  science teaching, science learning outcomes, nature of science, attitudes toward science, K-16 science pipeline

Advisor:  Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick


M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests: educational technologies, science teaching and learning, simulations

Advisor: Dr. Robb Lindgren

B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests: correlations between acute hypoglycemia and depressive-like behaviors, genetics and pre-commercial breeding of perennial bioenergy grasses, global issues in learning, contemporary philosophy of education, the public school's role in social justice

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug