Teacher Education Faculty Listing

Primary Program Faculty

Emily A. Dare

  • Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • STEM Education
  • In-service teacher education
  • Teacher beliefs
  • Curriculum writing and assessment
  • Gender equity in science/STEM
  • Student interest in STEM

Joshua A. Ellis

  • Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Field Experience Coordinator, Teacher Education
  • Director, North Central Association for Science Teacher Education
Meese Center 112

Links of Interest


  • STEM Education
  • Educational Technology

Research Interests

  • Facilitating the development of pre-service and in-service teachers’ reflective practice in online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments
  • Promoting model-based and engineering-integrated science instruction through STEM integration
  • Designing and creating dynamic, student-centered online learning environments for educators

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Masters International

Research Interests

  • Social contexts of development with a focus on youthhood and youth-to-adult transitions.
  • Tools, technologies and culture (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Amy Lark

  • Assistant Professor of Science Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Meese Center 209

Areas of Expertise

  • Science teacher education
  • Discipline-based education research
  • Science curriculum reform
  • Integration of content and practices

Shari L. Stockero

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Meese Center 103

Areas of Expertise

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

Allied Faculty

Bradley H. Baltensperger

  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Meese Center 202

Research Interests

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

Joan Chadde-Schumaker

  • Director, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Jacqueline E. Huntoon

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Administration Building 503


  • Geoscience
  • Teacher Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment

John L. Irwin

  • Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Co-Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau
EERC 327

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric modeling
  • Product design and development
  • CAE and FEA methods
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
Michael Meyer

Michael R. Meyer

  • Center Director
  • B.S Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • M.S. Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth
(906) 487-1708
Van Pelt and Opie Library 219


  • Directs and coordinates center activities with those of other campus units
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Promotes new faculty development tools, training, and opportunities
  • Coordinates initiatives to support teaching and learning, such as the university testing center
  • Holds joint appointment as physics senior lecturer

Shawn Oppliger

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

Links of Interest

Carla Strome

Carla Strome

  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences