PhD Career Connections: STEM Teaching in K-12

Kate Stuart
January 13, 2015

PhD Career Connections presents: 

STEM Teaching in K-12
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Light Hall 214 

featuring Jennifer Ufnar, PhD, and Heather Johnson, PhD
Registration is requested.

connection-logo.jpgJennifer A. Ufnar, PhD, is the current director of the SCP Program at Vanderbilt University within the Department of Teaching and Learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and has recently joined the Department of Teaching and Learning from a faculty position in Biology at Southern Vermont College.

Dr. Ufnar has over a decade of experience in teaching at the K-16 level and implementing and directing programs in the science education arena. Her research interests center both on the scientific realm studying microbial ecology of archaea within animal systems, and the science education arena focusing on the efficacy of long-term professional development interventions for K-12 teachers.


Heather J. Johnson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Vanderbilt. She is responsible for designing and instructing the secondary science licensure coursework and directing the Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include designing and incorporating supports for teacher learning (curriculum materials, professional development,coaching,and university courses), and examining how these supports influence teacher practice and ultimately student learning in science classrooms through the use of Video Clubs.