I taught high school science for 10 years in Bloomington, MN. While in Bloomington, I taught a sheltered physical science course for English Language Learners, general and AP physics, and all levels of physical science. I was also an active member of her teachers’ union, serving on the contract negotiations team for six years. I have presented papers at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) conferences, and at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conferences. My primary research interests relate to designing and studying science curriculum resources for both teachers and students.
I received a B.A. in Physics from Colorado College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My dissertation examined the intersection of race and gender in high school physics group work conversations.
- Kowalski, S. M., Taylor, J. A., Askinas, K., Wang, Q., Zhang, Q. Maddix, W. P., & Tipton, E. (2020). Examining Factors Contributing to Variation in Effect Size Estimates of Teacher Outcomes from Studies of Science Teacher Professional Development. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2020.1726538
- BSCS Science Learning (2019). A Medical Mystery. Available at 3dmss.bscs.org.