Appended below is the description for geoscience education research opportunities at Mississippi State University. Please also add Kathy Sherman-Morris to our list of geoscience education research contacts.
Renee, Karen, Brenda, and Kathy
The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University offers both a MS in Geosciences and a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, with one possible concentration in Geoscience Education. The department is very broad, offering multiple research opportunities in the geoscience subdisciplines of Geology, Meteorology, GIS, and Geography. Geoscience education research focuses on geoscience learning in traditional, online, and informal educational environments. Four faculty members specialize in Geoscience education research: Renee Clary, Brenda Kirkland, Karen McNeal, and Kathy Sherman-Morris. Active geoscience education research within the department includes programs investigating effective teaching strategies, history and philosophy of science in geoscience teaching, geocognition and understanding of complex earth systems, and geoscience visualization strategies.
Applications for MS, PhD, and postdoctoral levels in geoscience education are welcomed. Please see http://www.msstate.edu/dept/geosciences/ for additional information.
Renee M. Clary, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geology
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University