University of Michigan (UM) Core Faculty
Joseph Krajcik, professor of science education, focuses his research on re-engineering science classrooms so that students engage in finding solution to complex problems through inquiry and the use of technologies. He is an author of numerous papers on project-based science, inquiry learning, and the use of technology in science classrooms. Dr. Krajcik received his Ph.D. in science education from the University of Iowa.
Elizabeth Davis, assistant professor of science education, studies elementary science education and how educational technologies can promote more effective teaching practices. Her research integrates aspects of science education, teacher education, and the learning sciences. Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Affiliated UM Faculty
Brian Coppola, associate professor of chemistry, continues an active research program in chemistry and is also a leading educator. His works focuses both on changing the college chemistry curriculum as well as future faculty development. He has published a number of publications in chemical education and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
Barry Fishman, assistant professor of educational technology, focuses on the design of technology-based learning environments. He is one of the leading young researchers in the United States and earned his Ph.D. in education and social policy from Northwestern University.
Elizabeth Moje, associate professor of literacy, is a former high school biology teacher whose main research interest involves exploring literacy practices of marginalized students in urban settings and the implications for literacy pedagogy. She is a leading expert in reading and literacy, and earned her Ph.D. in literacy and language from Purdue University.
Nancy Songer, associate professor of science education, has expertise in explorations of the educational potential and realities of innovative technologies for reform-based science education in urban settings, elementary and middle school science, and the development of learning environments which are sensitive to diversity and gender issues. She directs the One Sky, Many Voices project and holds a Ph.D. in science education from the University of California, Berkeley.
LeeAnn Sutherland , assistant research scientist, focuses her work on adolescent literacy in middle and high school classroom contexts. She is particularly interested in materials and strategies that aid struggling readers in learning course content, and in the literacy and identity construction of marginalized adolescents. She received her Ph.D. in literacy, language, and culture from the University of Michigan.