Science Education

Sarah Benat

Sarah Benat is a part-time instructor in science education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. For over a decade, she has worked in the Boston area as a full-time science teacher. Her experience includes teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and biomedical science in a high school setting. Ms. Benat’s current full-time role […]

Scott Benjamin

Dr. Scott Benjamin is a part-time instructor at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He is a full-time professor at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, where he has taught biology, environmental science, and sports psychology for over 20 years. His recent research interests include data analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

Brit Claiborne

Brit Claiborne is a doctoral student of mathematics and science education at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Brit’s research interests focus on developing STEM teacher candidates’ abilities as activists for social change within their classrooms and community. This includes how teachers can sustain transformative teaching practices given the constraints of […]

Nermeen Dashoush

Dr. Nermeen Dashoush is a clinical assistant professor of early childhood at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work focuses on leveraging media and technology to provide access to high-quality STEM education. Her research interests include enhancing discourse between adults and children, elevating classroom quality, and STEM informal learning spaces. Dr. […]

Donald A. DeRosa

Dr. Donald DeRosa is a clinical associate professor emeritus in science education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research interests focus on the development of effective methods to teach scientific thinking. Dr. DeRosa has worked in the field of science education as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and director of […]

Ellen E. Faszewski

Dr. Ellen Faszewski is the associate dean for student affairs at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. A clinical professor in the Science Education program, she is a cell and developmental biologist whose primary research interests are amphibian development and sponge immunology. In her student affairs role, Dr. Faszewski examines the impacts […]

Peter Garik

Dr. Peter Garik is a clinical associate professor and director of the Science Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He has a secondary appointment in the College of Arts & Science in the Physics Department. His work focuses on science education in high-need school districts. Dr. Garik is the […]

Maliki Ghossainy

Dr. Maliki Eyvonne Ghossainy is a senior research scientist at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. A psychological scientist and statistician, she integrates social, cognitive, cultural, and biological mechanisms into a model of belief formation across the early childhood years. Using mixed-methods designs, Dr. Ghossainy studies the sophisticated ways in which children judiciously […]

Eve Manz

Dr. Eve Manz is an associate professor of science education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. The core motivation of her work is supporting teachers and young people to engage in learning that builds from their capabilities toward new ways of seeing themselves, each other, and the world. Most of her work has […]

Thomas J. McKenna

Dr. Thomas “TJ” McKenna is a lecturer in science education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. McKenna has spent the past 20 years as a scientist, educator (formal and informal), on-air science communicator, and faculty member focused on uncovering what works well in STEM education and how we can improve in […]