the phd

just in case you are curious.. in list form.

in general

the phd itself

my research

  • the tpack framework, particularly overcoming contextual issues that impact it in teachers
  • the nature of science and argumentation
  • the third space in teacher professional development
  • the third space in assessment creation
  • localization to culture, not just to language

current projects

  • my dissertation
  • turning phase 1 of my dissertation into a critical theory piece
  • article on scientific argumentation
  • further work on a rubric to assess tpack
  • working on a project to investigate the validity and reliability of the bela instrument, a language instrument used in early childhood special education
  • validating a survey created for the math engineering science achievement program
  • analyzing data for a project investigating cross language and cross cultural usage of the read it again program
  • teaching over the summer a class in inquiry, technology and science to undergraduates from all over the world
  • collaborating on a professional development workshop that will be delivered in amman, jordan in may 2012
  • working on setting up a collaborative relationship with a school in palestine/israel


  • finish classes: may 2008 [done]
  • finish practicum: winter 2009 [done]
  • comps: winter 2009 [done]
  • prospectus: mid – late fall 2008 [done]
  • proposal: winter 2010 [done]
  • finish dissertation: spring 2012 [getting done]
    • defend dissertation: 27 april, 2012 [will be done then, inshallah]

current professional affiliations:

  • aect: member
    • aect, teacher education division: member
    • aect, research & theory division: member
  • aera: member