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Curriculum Vitae - Scott A. Ashmann

Education: 

Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Science Education from Michigan State University in August, 2003

Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership with an emphasis in Adult and Continuing Education programs from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in August, 1997

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Education and a minor in Science and Environmental Change from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in May, 1988

Certification: Wisconsin Teacher Certification No. 27-601 Broadfield Science,

27-610 Chemistry, and 27-625 Physics

 

Professional Experience: 

 

Teaching

8/03-Present    Assistant Professor, Science Education

                        University of Wisconsin-Green Bay                   Green Bay, WI

- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in science education, environmental education, and research methodology

 

8/02-8/03         Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Science Education

                        Illinois Institute of Technology                           Chicago, IL

- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and science education


8/00-5/01         Instructor

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Taught secondary science teacher preparation graduate level courses to teacher candidates during their internship year (TE 802/804)

 

6/00-7/00         Instructor

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Taught a graduate level course in science methods to practicing elementary and secondary teachers (TE 860)

 

8/99-5/00         Instructor

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

                        - Taught secondary science teacher preparation courses (TE 401/402).

 

5/98-7/98         Instructor

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

                        - Taught a secondary science teacher preparation course (TE 402).

 

8/97-5/99         Field Instructor

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Supervised and assisted a small group of secondary science interns during their year-long student teaching in an area middle or high school.

 

8/96-5/97         Science Teacher

                        Lodi High School                                              Lodi, WI

                        - Taught earth science to freshmen and ecology to juniors and seniors.

 

9/94-8/96         Part-time Instructor

                        Lakeland College - Green Bay Center               Green Bay, WI

- Taught natural sciences evening course to adult students majoring in business, marketing, or accounting.

 

9/92-12/93       Part-time Instructor

                        University of Wisconsin - Green Bay                 Green Bay, WI

                        - Taught human biology study skills and algebra to low-income, first generation college students.

 

8/89-5/91         Science Teacher

                        Mauston Area High School                               Mauston, WI

                        -Taught chemistry, advanced chemistry, and physics to juniors and seniors.

 

8/88-5/89         Lecturer

                        University of Wisconsin - Green Bay                 Green Bay, WI

- Taught environmental science study skills and algebra to low-income, first generation college students.

 

Research

 

8/02-07/03       Consultant

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Assisting with the analysis of data from a research study sponsored by the National Science Foundation concerning leadership in mathematics and science education.

 

2/03-7/03         Consultant

                        Purdue University                                             West Lafayette, IN

- Developing, implementing, and evaluating model-eliciting tasks used in mathematics and science high school classrooms in an urban setting.

 

5/01-8/02         Research Assistant

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Assisted with the collection and analysis of data and with the coordination of a research study sponsored by the National Science Foundation concerning leadership in mathematics and science education.

 

8/97-8/00         Research Assistant

                        Michigan State University                                  East Lansing, MI

- Assisted with the collection, analysis, and publication of data collected through the National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Math and Science.

 

Other Experience

 

12/93-5/95       Tech Prep Curriculum Specialist

                        Cooperative Educational Services Agency #7    Green Bay, WI

                        - Developed and presented workshops to K-12 teachers and administrators concerning Tech Prep and School-to-Work issues.

 

9/92-8/96         Director, Educational Support Services Tutoring Lab

                        University of Wisconsin - Green Bay                 Green Bay, WI

                        - Coordinated the daily operation of campus tutoring services. Managed budget, hired tutors, and organized schedules.

 

2/92-8/96         Director, Regional Center for Math and Science

                        University of Wisconsin - Green Bay                 Green Bay, WI

- Supervised pre-college experience in the health sciences for fifty disadvantaged high school students from the upper Midwest. Managed annual budget of $210,000, hired staff, developed curriculum, selected students, and coordinated follow-up activities.

 

Publications:

 

Ashmann, S., Zawojewski, J., & Bowman, K. (2004). Integrated Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Courses: A Modeling Perspective.

Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

Ashmann, S. (in press). What influences learning opportunities for mentor teachers during a teacher candidate's internship?: The role of a teacher's frame.

            Journal of Science Teacher Education.

 

Anderson, C. W., Ashmann, S., Secada, W. G., & Williams, T. (2003). Seeking community. In A. Gamoran, C. W. Anderson, P. A. Quiroz, W. G. Secada, T. Williams, & S. Ashmann, Transforming Teaching in Math and Science: How Schools and Districts Can Support Change. New York: Teachers College Press.

 

Gamoran, A., Anderson, C. W., & Ashmann, S. (2003). Leadership for change. In A. Gamoran, C. W. Anderson, P. A. Quiroz, W. G. Secada, T. Williams, & S. Ashmann, Transforming Teaching in Math and Science: How Schools and Districts Can Support Change. New York: Teachers College Press.

 

Duggan-Haas, D., Enfield, M. & Ashmann, S. (2000, March). Rethinking the presentation of the National Science Teachers Association standards for science teacher preparation. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 4 (3). Available: http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejse.html

 

Presentations:

 

Ashmann, S. (2004, August). The path to becoming a secondary chemistry teacher.

Invited poster session participant at the American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ashmann, S. (2004, August). Middle school and high school teaching.

Invited presentation given as a part of a symposium at the American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ashmann, S., Gallagher, J. J., Anderson, C. W., & Gwekwerere, Y. (2004, April).  A national study of leadership in science education.

Presentation given as a part of a symposium at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Ashmann, S. (2004, January). Using model-eliciting tasks in an integrated mathematics/science methods course.

Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Ashmann, S., Gwekwerere, Y., & Gallagher, J. J. (2004, January). Are science teacher educators prepared for their roles?: A study of selected science education doctoral programs. Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Ashmann, S. (2004, January). Strategies for landing your first job.

Presentation given at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Ashmann, S. & Zawojewski, J. (2003, May). Integrated mathematics and science teacher education courses: A modeling perspective.

Paper presented at the International Organization for Science and Technology Education Symposium, Williamsburg, VA.

 

Ashmann, S. (2003, April). What and how does a mentor teacher learn during a secondary science teacher candidate’s internship?

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Ashmann, S. (2003, April). Developing a community of teachers to teach science and mathematics for understanding.

Presentation given at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Ashmann, S. (2003, April). Seeking Community through Collaborative Professional Development.

Presentation given as a part of a symposium at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Ashmann, S. & Anderson, C. W. (2003, April). Leadership and District Policy: Urban Districts in Support of Change. Presentation given as a part of a symposium at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Ashmann, S. (2003, March). Are we still discussing the same topics in science education in the same way?: A comparison of theses from the early 1900's with the reform documents of the 1990's. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Gallagher, J. J., Anderson, C. W., Ashmann, S., & Gwekwerere, Y. (2003, March).  Leadership in science and mathematics education: A summary report of a national study. Presentation given at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ashmann, S., Anderson, C. W. & Gallagher, J. J. (2003, January).  The context for developing leadership in science education.

Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

Anderson, C.W., Ashmann, S., Gallagher, J., Olson, M., Parker, J., & Richmond, G. (2001, March). Methods for methods: Using science education research to develop communities of practice for teacher learning - A follow-up session. Presentation given at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Among other things, I enhanced and maintained our website - http://www.msu.edu/~andya/NARST2000

 

Anderson, C.W., Ashmann, S., & Richmond, G. (2000, April). Methods for methods: Using science education research to develop communities of practice for teacher learning.  Presentation given at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Among other things, I created a website for this presentation that could be used by the participants of the session. http://www.msu.edu/~andya/NARST2000

 

Ashmann, S. (2000, April). What resources present in an internship help mentor teachers advance their own teaching practices?

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Ashmann, S. & Grodsky, E. (2000, April). The context of reform and the reform of context: Situated change in a middle school.

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Grodsky, E. & Ashmann, S. (2000, April). Defining and measuring professional community.

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Ashmann, S. (2000, March). Strategies for mentor teacher learning during a teacher candidate's internship.

Paper presented at the 21st Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Grodsky, E. & Ashmann, S. (1999, April). A context for integrating mathematics and science in a middle school.

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

 

Ashmann, S. (1998, October). Secondary Science Teacher Candidates: Does the Internship Year Reinforce the Status Quo in Teaching Science?

Paper presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Regional Conference, Hammond, IN.

 

Ashmann, S. (1996, December). Reasons why the Regional Center for Math and Science program was chosen as a national model program in science education.  Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Global Summit on Science and Science Education, San Francisco, CA.

 

Grants and Honors: 

 

2004                Recipient of a $5000 grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board to evaluate the use of Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Environmental Education in rural secondary schools in CESA 7 & 8

 

2004                Recipient of a UW-Green Bay laboratory classroom modernization program allocation of $3905 for updating the environmental education laboratory

 

2003                Recipient of a Grants-in-Aid of Research award from the UW-Green Bay

Research Council for $600 for my project entitled, A First-Year Physics Teacher’s Experience Involving Teaching for Understanding

 

2002                Recipient of the 2002 Michigan State University Excellence-In-Teaching Citation, an award presented to six individuals from the over one thousand teaching assistants at Michigan State University

 

2000                Recipient of a grant from the Michigan State University/Spencer Research Training Grant Program to cover expenses associated with dissertation data collection

 

1999                Initiated as a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society for those who rank in the top 5% of all graduate students at Michigan State University

 

1999                Teacher Education Endowed Fellowship recipient for 1999-2000, Michigan State University

 

1998                Initiated as a member of Michigan State University’s Epsilon Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education

 

1997                University Graduate Recruiting Fellowship recipient, Michigan State University

 

1995                Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program Grant

                        Grant proposal rated a perfect score from three independent readers.

                        Budget: Over $1.2 million for five years.

 

1995                Southeast Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel

                        Distinguished Consultant Award

 

1994                Director of National Model Program in Math and Science Education

 

1992                Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program Grant

                        Budget: Over $600,000 for three years.

 

Service:

 

2004-Present   Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Science Forum

Coordinate a state-of-the-art science presentation for area middle and high school teachers once per semester

 

2004-Present   Strand Coordinator

Assist with the organization of the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

 

2003-Present   Member of UW-Green Bay Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning graduate faculty

 

2002-Present   Associate Editor

                        School Science and Mathematics journal.

 

2001-Present   Reviewer

Assess proposals for the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

 

2000-Present   Reviewer

                        Review manuscripts for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching

 

1998-2001       Mentor

Acted as a mentor to three first-year Ph.D. students in the Michigan State University teacher education program

 

Professional Memberships: 

 

2002-Present   School Science and Mathematics Association

 

1999-Present   Phi Kappa Phi

 

1998-Present   Kappa Delta Pi

 

1997-Present   American Educational Research Association

 

1997-Present   National Association for Research in Science Teaching

 

1997-Present   Association for the Education of Teachers of Science

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