Teacher Education Faculty Listing

Primary Program Faculty

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cultural foundations of cognition 
  •  Media theory and criticism
  • Lifespan development theory
  • STEM education

Shari Stockero

  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Mathematics Education
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests  

  • Mathematics Teacher Noticing
  • Mathematics Teaching Practice
  • Teacher Professional Development

Allied Faculty

Bradley H. Baltensperger

  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

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

Joan Chadde-Schumaker

  • Director, Family Engineering Program
  • Staff, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Great Lakes education and stewardship
  • Environmental education
  • K-5 engineering and STEM outreach
  • K-12 science education
  • K-12 teacher professional learning
    Communicating Science to a lay audience
  • Co-facilitator of biannual Lake Superior Youth Symposium students in grades 8-12
  • Producer and disseminater of 85+ Great Lakes floor maps and Lake Superior floor maps
  • Coordinator of 9 Water Festivals for Gr. 4-12 students in the western Upper Peninsula
  • Coordinator of 15 Western Upper Peninsula STEM Festivals for Gr. 4-8 students (2004-2019)
Amanda Gonczi

Amanda Gonczi

  • Associate Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director of Research and Evaluation, Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform

Areas of Expertise 

  • Design and implementation of professional development for K-12 and undergraduate STEM teachers
  • K-12 STEM education research 
  • Program evaluation 

Amanda's CV

Research Interests

  • Instructional practices that support environmental literacy and stewardship
  • Integration of computing into STEM education
  • Teachers beliefs about reforms-based science instruction including nature of science, inquiry, engineering, Next Generation Science Standards, and technology integration
  • Professional development elements (remote and face-to-face) that support instructional change, teacher leadership and reforms-based science instruction
  • Using levels of inquiry to support teachers' understanding and integration of mathematical and scientific inquiry in k-12 education
  • Teachers' understandings regarding key concepts in science including respiration and photosynthesis

Jacqueline E. Huntoon

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


  • Geoscience
  • Teacher Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment

John L. Irwin

  • Professor and Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE)

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
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAE and FEA Methods
  • Computer-aided Manufacturing
  • Senior Design

John A Jaszczak

  • Professor of Physics
  • Director and John and Phyllis Seaman Endowed Curator, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education
  • Assessment in STEM 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
Carla Strome

Carla Strome

  • Adjunct Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences