MSE Graduate Students

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


B.A., Elementary Education, Illinois Wesleyan University

Research interests: Elementary mathematics education, supporting vulnerable learners, multimodal teaching strategies

Advisor: Dr. Gloriana González

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., Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.B.A., Economics, Colorado Mesa University

B.B.A., Finance, Colorado Mesa University

Research Interests: secondary mathematics education

Advisor: Adam Poetzel

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

Interests: Inquiry-based curriculum development, phenomena-based instruction, science education, student questioning strategies 

Advisor:  Dr. Barbara Hug

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., Engineering Physics with Specialization in Sustainability and Energy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Research Interests:  physics education, physics curriculum development, teacher education, high school  

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug

Katie Kamba

B.S., Environmental Science, DePaul University

Research Interests: secondary science education, science curriculum development

Advisor: Barbara Hug

M.S., Earth Sciences, Montana State University 

B.A., Environmental Science & International Affairs, University of Colorado-Boulder

Research Interests:  collaborative learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, connecting formal and informal learning environments, critical science agency, data literacy, K-8 science teaching, NGSS, social dimensions of learning

Advisor: Dr. Emma Mercier

B.A., Secondary Mathematics Education, Cedarville University
Research Interests: secondary mathematics education, educational technology

Advisor: Gloriana González

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

Research Interests: culturally relevant teaching, elementary mathematics education, fact fluency development, math talks, problem-based learning

Advisor: Dr. Stina Krist

M.S., Physics, University of Delhi
B.S., Physics, University of Delhi

Research interests: science teaching and learning, causal reasoning, educational technologies, gestures, embodied cognition 

Advisor:  Dr. David Brown

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

Research Interests: broadening participation in STEM, engineering education, mathematics education

Advisor: Dr. Stafford Hood

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., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests:  Science education, classroom instruction, curriculum development, inquiry practices

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug

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

Research Interests: middle and high school math education, higher education, and attitude and beliefs about mathematics

Advisor: Dr. Gloriana González

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

T.D., Secondary Sciences, American University of Beirut 

B.S., Chemistry, American University of Beirut 

Research Interests: collaborative problem solving, problem-based learning, teachers’ role, science and engineering education

Advisor: Dr. Emma Mercier

B.A., Physics, Pomona College 

Research interests: physics teaching, makerspaces, intersection of formal and informal learning

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hug 

M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Mathematics, University of Maine at Farmington
B.S., Secondary Education - Mathematics, University of Maine at Farmington  

Research Interests:  undergraduate mathematics education, equity, embodied cognition

Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez

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


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

Research Interest: equity issues in mathematics classrooms

Advisor: Adam Poetzel

B.A., Mathematics and Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests: secondary mathematics education, critical mathematics education, critical ethnic and gender studies, professional development, pre-service teaching

Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez

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