Sahar Alameh, Ph.D.
Dr. Alameh joined the faculty in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of STEM Education. She began her career as a high school science teacher where she taught physics and chemistry for seven years before completing her Ph.D at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She is actively conducting research and publishing in her field. She has presented papers in state, national, and international conferences. Her program of research is focused on supporting students in developing informed views of the nature of science. This area draws from the history and philosophy of science to describe the characteristics of scientific knowledge, the details of how scientific knowledge is developed, refined by the scientific community, and shaped by the cultural context in which it was developed. Her second research interest is related to creating, evaluating, and analyzing inquiry-based online STEM collaborative learning environments.
Research: STEM Education, Science Education, Scientific Explanation, Philosophy of Science, Nature of Science