Teacher Education Faculty Listing

Bradley H. Baltensperger

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2460
brad@mtu.edu
Meese Center 107

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Joan Chadde-Schumaker

Education Program Coordinator

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Great Lakes education and stewardship
  • Watershed management ; stream monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Elementary engineering education
  • K-12 science education
  • K-12 teacher professional development
  • Communicating Science to a lay audience

Chipo Hungwe

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2873
chungwe@mtu.edu
Meese Center 204

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural development perspectives in various contexts, including work, school, and informal settings. My current focus is on youth and adolescent development in relation to societal change.
  • Science education
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Development of spatial visualization abilities

William A. Kennedy

Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Educational Reform and Redesign
  • Persuasion and Attitude Change

Rebecca Helminen Middlebrook

Communications Coach, School of Business and Economics

Instructor, Educational Technology, Perspectives, Engineering Enterprise

ramiddle@mtu.edu
202 Meese Center

Teaching Interests

  • Instructional technology
  • Writing
  • Blended learning/Hybrid instruction

Research Interests

  • Re-mediation of pedagogical practices in hybrid courses
  • Instructional technology integration
  • Blended/hybrid course development, design, and implementation

Shawn Oppliger

Director, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education

906-482-0331
seopplig@mtu.edu

Links of Interest

Shari L. Stockero

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
205 Meese Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Noticing
  • Teacher Learning
  • Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education

Carla Strome

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

John T. Uren

Lecturer, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2171
jturen@mtu.edu
Meese Center 111

William Yarroch

Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1958
wlyarroc@mtu.edu
Meese Center 209