Jennifer Hope, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Director, Teacher Education
Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 206
Phone: (618) 537-6885
Ph.D., Teaching & Learning Processes, UM-St. Louis (2012)
M.A., Environmental Education, Maryville University (2004)
B.S., Environmental Science, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory NC (1997)
Methods of teaching science for future elementary and secondary school teachers.
Several papers in preparation resulting from my dissertation research on high school student engagement with science and technology.
I approach the classroom with a constructivist and experiential learning philosophy. I consider myself a learner as much as a teacher, and consider learning a lifelong endeavor. As John Dewey said, “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”
Sandra K. Abell Dissertation Institute Fellow 2011
Susan Salesky Rudin Qualitative Research Fellowship 2011
National Science Foundation CADRE DRK-12 Fellow 2010
Center for Inquiry in Science Teaching and Learning (CISTL) Doctoral Fellowship
Organizations & Memberships
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Association of Research on Science Teaching (NARST)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)