Dr. Nermeen Dashoush to Join Faculty in Fall 2015

Dashoush PictureDr. Nermeen Dashoush will join the SED faculty in fall 2015 as a lecturer in early childhood education. She will teach courses in science education and assessment.

Aside from her role as an instructor, Dr. Dashoush will supervise student teachers, advise undergraduate and graduate students and forge partnerships between Boston University and primary schools. She also serves as a faculty liaison to the JumpStart program.

Dr. Dashoush holds a Doctorate in Science Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she previously earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching. Her research has been primarily focused on establishing professional communities of practices and increasing teacher efficacy. She started her career as a New York City teacher where she was a classroom and science lab teacher for more than 10 years. She developed a passion for science education, after identifying it as an underserved subject.

Prior to Boston University, she served as faculty in the Science Education department at Columbia University, where she helped prepare, supervise and advise student teachers.

In New York, she founded and directed several summer programs for children, including a STEAM camp and a Makers Camp. Dr. Dashoush reviews for the Journal of Marine Education, which also published her work on combating scientific misconceptions. Dr. Dashoush serves as an educational consultant, providing professional development as well as helping develop several educational apps for children.