Teach STEM
Discovery Hall 301
(509) 963-2929

Meet the faculty and staff who will help you become the STEM leader of your school.

**All specialization courses will be hybrid defined as one in-person day with the remainder of class asynchronously online for the quarter.**

*This program does not lead to a school administration certificate or license.*

Dr. Emilie Hancock - Mathematics; Science and Mathematics Education

Emilie Hancock is currently an Assistant Professor with a dual position in the Mathematics department and the Science and Mathematics Education department. As a mathematics educator, Emilie's interests include the teaching and learning of mathematical problem-solving habits of mind, examining classroom interactions and norm development, and designing classroom communities utilizing student-centered pedagogical practices.

Dr. Mark Oursland - Mathematics; Science and Mathematics Education

Mark Oursland is currently a Professor with a dual position in the Mathematics and Science & Mathematics Education departments. Mark has devoted the past 38 years to improving Mathematics and STEM education. For nine years he taught mathematics, science, and computer science courses and the past 26 years have been devoted to improve STEM education, but especially the M in STEM.

Dr. Allyson Rogan-Klyve - Science and Mathematics Education

Allyson Rogan-Klyve is currently an assistant professor in the department of math and science education. She teaches a variety of science education classes as well as Douglas Honors College classes. Her research interest includes identifying high leverage science teaching practices for effective K-12 science learning as well as studying ways in which these practices can be taught to novice teachers.

Dr. Brent Hancock - Mathematics

Brent Hancock is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department. As a mathematics educator, Brent's interests include investigating students' collective mathematical argumentation, exploring how individuals reconcile their experiential intuition with formal mathematical structure and symbolism, and attending to nonverbal communication such as gestures during classroom interactions.

Dr. Ian Loverro - Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership

Ian Loverro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Department. He is currently serving as Co-Director of the CWU STEM Teaching Program. Since 1995, Ian has dedicated his higher education career to Teacher Education. Prior to that, he was a middle-school Science teacher at a charter school in San Diego.

Dr. Chris Black - Mathematics (Des Moines)