Our Team

Adam Maltese, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Indiana University – Bloomington

Adam’s current research involves collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data regarding student experiences, performance and engagement in science education from elementary school through graduate school. He currently teach courses in secondary science methods and graduate seminars at the Indiana University School of Education around making and the development of interest in STEM education. In addition, he leads a seminar for doctoral students in STEM fields who plan to pursue academic careers and are interested in improving their teaching practices based on research.

Email: amaltese@indiana.edu

Amber Simpson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Binghamton University

Amber Simpson received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education from East Tennessee State University, and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Specialist degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Simpson spent five years as a high school mathematics teacher in Tennessee before returning to Clemson University to receive her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education.

Email: asimpson@binghamton.edu

Jing Yang, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University – Bloomington

Jing received her bachelor degree in Chemistry from Beijing Normal University, China. Afterwards she joined the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University perusing a Ph.D. . in theoretical and computational chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Peter Ortoleva. In 2015, she started her study in science education and planned to peruse a double major Ph.D. She is interested in improving undergraduate STEM education.

Email: yangjing@iu.edu

Peter Knox, MPA

Graduate Research Assistant, Binghamton University

Peter hails from the great state of Montana and is a second year doctoral student in the Community Research & Action program at Binghamton University. His areas of research include school-community collaboration, education and school mental health policy, and critical rural theories and perspectives.

Email: pknox1@binghamton.edu

Jungsun Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Indiana University – Bloomington

Jungsun earned her Ph.D in Educational Psychology at Purdue University. She has been working with a wide range of students in public schools, private institutes, and outreach programs as a researcher, teacher, and administrator for over 15 years. Her research focuses on how students can consistently develop their talent throughout their educational experiences and how parents, school, and community support students, specifically, who are in underrepresented groups. She believes that STEM education helps students to Structure their Talent and Envision their dreaMs.

Email: jk153@iu.edu

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