Dr. Michelle Fleming
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – University of Minnesota, 2007
Office: Nursing Education 518
Advanced and Applied Multidisciplinary Methods for Teaching, Electronic
Portfolio for Teachers, Teaching Science and Environmental Science in
Elementary and Middle School, Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle
School, Research Methods in Curriculum & Instruction, and STEM Education
Recruitment and Retention.
Scholarship: Science Education/STEM Education Research and Program Evaluation, Multidisciplinary/Integrated Methods, Elementary Education, Aesthetics/Creativity, and Social Constructivism/Cooperative Learning.
Service: Faculty Advisor for the UWO-National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, Member of UWO Council for Equity & Affirmative Action, Rosebush Professor Review Committee Member, Urban Education Certificate Program Subcommittee in COEHS, Graduate Subcommittee in Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Reviewer of Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) Article of the Year Award, National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference Proposal Reviewer for Strand 10 (Curriculum, Evaluation & Assessment), and American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer for Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education).
***Information about Michelle***
- I love learning and I question everything... which is what led me back to graduate school. I have worked in urban public schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado, grades K-8, and have enjoyed every moment of it. I have worked with a diversity of children with a variety of cultural perspectives, ranging from English Language Learners to Special Education students. So many times I have wished I could jump inside children's minds to experience how they view the world.
- I enjoy all kinds of music from reggae to classical to country to rap, depending on the artist and the message. I typically listen to the lyrics or the melody and determine if I can connect to the music or not. I am an avid fan of acoustic music (probably because I play guitar) particularly from the Indigo Girls, Foo Fighters, Sarah McLachlan, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Patty Griffin, Snow Patrol, Sting, The Samples, Rusted Root, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, etc. I am also a fan of piano music and instrumentals such as Lorie Line's work. I tend to like music that is calming and/or inspiring.
- Favorite quotes include:
Art is hidden in nature, and he who sees it, possess it. – Albrecht Durer
The most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. – Einstein