Jodie A. Galosy
Director for Research and Evaluation
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Dr. Jodie Galosy directs and supports KSTF research activities generated through the Teaching Fellowships Program. She was previously the Assistant Director for Teacher Professional Development and Evaluation in Education at the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST; University of California, Davis).
Jodie has a BS in Biology from Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan), an M Ed in Counseling (University of Missouri, St. Louis), and a PhD in Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Policy (Michigan State University). Jodie taught life science to middle and high school students for twenty years in St. Louis, Missouri and pre-service/graduate teacher education courses while at MSU. She also was project director for an MSU/Exploratorium study of beginning science teacher learning.
As a teacher and teacher educator, Jodie has contributed to teacher professional development, curriculum writing, and assessment at the district, state, and national levels. Jodie's research interests focus on teacher learning; especially on how beginning teachers learn to support diverse learners' understanding of, and engagement with, science. Jodie is also interested in research methodologies, especially the use of sociocultural theories in research on teacher learning.
Jodie was the Marianne Amarel Fellow at MSU's Center for the Scholarship of Teaching from 2001-2004. She has presented papers and reviewed proposals for numerous science education and educational research conferences and co-authored a chapter on teacher recruitment, induction, and retention in the 2004 National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook. From 2006-2008, Jodie chaired the AERA Special Interest Group, Research on Teacher Induction.