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-Elect, 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

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

103 Meese Center

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 & 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 502


  • 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

John A. Jaszczak

Professor, Physics

Affiliated Professor: Materials Science and Engineering, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Fisher 102

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite

Michael R. Meyer

Center Director

B.S Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

M.S. Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth

(906) 487-1708
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • 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

Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences