A recent graduate of the College of Education's mathematics and science education doctoral program recently received an award from the Research in Teacher Induction Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Shannon Dubois, who is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia and will be an assistant professor in science education at Valparaiso University in Indiana this fall, received the Janice Hooper Holt Outstanding Dissertation in Research on Teacher Induction Award. Her advisor was Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Dubois' dissertation consisted of three articles, each focused on early career science teachers: Science teachers who float between classrooms (published in the Journal of Science Teacher Education), a review of research that examines what is known about newly hired science teachers attaining teacher standards (published in Studies in Science Education), and the teaching practices of beginning science teachers from different countries (now in review).
Her research was funded through the National Science Foundation and through a provost's fellowship provided by the Graduate School at the University of Georgia.