UGA Athletic Association Professor of Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice (Middle Grades Education)
My research fosters more equitable science learning opportunities for all students and especially for emergent bilingual learners. My most recent research is focused on creating spaces where students, parents, teachers and researchers can engage together as co-learners while strengthening their academic relationships, their knowledge of science and engineering practices, and their ownership of the language of science. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, The U.S. Department of Education and by several private foundations.
Buxton was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and a middle school and high school science and ESOL teacher in New Orleans and Colorado before completing his PhD in 2000 and becoming a teacher educator and educational researcher. He was a faculty member at the University of New Orleans and at the University of Miami before moving to the University of Georgia in 2008.
|Ph.D.||Science Education||University of Colorado at Boulder||2000|
|M.A.T.||Earth Science Education||Tulane University||1994|
|B.S.||Geology||University of Maryland (College Park)||1989|
|2015||Fellow, International Society for Design and Development in Education||International Society for Design and Development in Education|
|2014||Athletic Association Professor of Education||University of Georgia Athletic Association|
|2012||Ira B. Aaron Teaching and Collegiality Award||University of Georgia College of Education|