HOWARD M. GLASSER
Physical Science Teacher Developer
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Dr. Howard M. Glasser joined KSTF from Bryn Mawr College where he was a post-doctoral fellow in science education, teaching courses on pedagogies in mathematics and science education and developing new courses on gender issues in education and on technology’s role in education.
Howard became interested in science education as an undergraduate at Haverford College, where he earned a BA in physics with a concentration in educational studies. From 2000 to 2004, he taught physics in Pennsylvania and worked as a teacher mentor coach. Howard earned an MEd through Temple University’s curriculum, instruction and technology program in 2004 and a PhD in educational psychology and educational technology from Michigan State University in 2008.
Throughout his career, Howard has become increasingly vested in exploring and enhancing math and science education. As a doctoral student, he continued to mentor pre-service teachers on inquiry-based approaches, assisting them with preparation and curriculum design. As a post-doctoral fellow, he developed and facilitated a learning community that included math, science and education faculty; K-12 teachers and administrators; and college students. In his research, Howard has examined equity issues in science education; the effect of innovative curricula on students’ performance; and the influence of new technologies on traditional student-teacher roles.
Howard has served as a steering committee member for the NSF-funded Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program; has worked as a research associate for Research for Better Schools; and has consulted with the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity’s STEM Equity Pipeline Project.