Nermeen Dashoush

Clinical Assistant Professor

Nermeen Dashoush

Nermeen Dashoush is a clinical assistant professor of early childhood education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work is primarily focused on STEM and early childhood education. She has developed several award-winning children’s STEM apps and children’s television programming for which she was nominated for an Emmy.

Dr. Dashoush is a principal investigator (PI) on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that studies parent-child talk around public STEM installations. She is the PI on the Jumpstart grant, an organization that provides access to quality education to thousands of children nationwide. She has also partnered with Dr. Kathleen Corriveau and the Social Learning Lab to launch a nationwide study on COVID-19’s impact on young children and how parents and children are discussing the pandemic with young children.

Prior to joining Boston University, Dr. Dashoush taught curriculum improvement and science education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she mentored pre-service and in-service teachers. She previously taught grades Prek-4 in New York City for over a decade, where she discovered her passion for STEM education.

Service To Professional Organizations

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) grant panelist.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Accreditation reviewer
  • National Science Educator Association (NSTA): Publication Reviewer and Member of the Committee on Preschool and Elementary Science Teaching
  • International Kids Emmy for Educational Media (nominated, 2020)
  • Parent Choice Award (Silver, 2017 and Gold, 2018)
  • Kidscreen Awards (2019)


    • Boston University Consortium
    • Academic Affairs Committee
    • Advising student network
    • Advising Network Subcommittee on Assessing Academic Advising


PhD, Science Education, Columbia University

MA, Curriculum and Teaching, Columbia University

MA, Middle Eastern Studies and Education, New York University

SED EC453: Curriculum and Practicum in Early Childhood: K
SED EC516: Early Childhood Curriculum and Practicum: K
SED EC557: Classroom Based Assessment of Young Children

Dashoush, N. (2015) The case of Jack Demsey: A construction of knowledge and misinformation. Current: The Journal of Marine Education.

Dashoush, N. (2015) First graders tackle forensics at the Speyer Legacy School. NAIS: Independent School Magazine.

Marrero, M.E., Riccio, J.F., Gunning, A.M., Dashoush, N., Mensah, F.M. (2012) STEM Professional Development in an Online Fellowship Program: Impacts on Teacher Beliefs and Practices. Themed Paper Set presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), Clearwater, FL.

Dashoush, N. (2012) Using Literature to Engage Elementary Students in Ocean Studies. Presented at the Marine Science Share-A-Thon for New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA), New York, NY

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