Faculty & Staff


Graduate Student

Research and Teaching Interests

Science teacher growth and development



Entered Program

Fall 2017


  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University, Secondary Science Education: Physics Specialization


Glen Ellyn, IL

Professional Goals

Support science teachers in developing their pedagogy using student-centered teaching based on practices authentic to the scientific community.  


LSRI Projects

I am currently working on the Assessment Literacy Project. We work with high school science teachers in a professional development setting to help them grow their skills in applying the Next Generation Science Standards, literacy in science, and assessment literacy within their classrooms.


Hobbies & Interests

Travel, scrapbooking, everyday science, food.

Why Learning Sciences?

The Learning Sciences offers a unique place to research teaching and learning in a multi-disciplinary way.


Why LSRI at UIC?

The people at LSRI are welcoming and supportive but also push you to be the best you can be. Also, the program focuses on learning in the disciplines, which provides me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in physics as well as education.