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Brett Criswell, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
STEM Education
105 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-8974

Dr. Criswell completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education at Penn State University in 2009. He spent a year at Kennesaw State University, teaching chemistry and science education courses and running an undergraduate chemistry education program. This was followed by three years at Georgia State University, where he was the director of their MAT in Secondary Science Education program and then transitioned into a research-focused faculty. Now in his sixth year at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Criswell has taught science methods courses at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, as well as graduate courses for M.Ed. and Ph.D. students.

Dr. Criswell’s research has focused on the use of video analysis as a tool in [science] teacher preparation, as well as on the impact of [STEM] teacher leadership on teacher retention and school improvement efforts. He is currently part of a multi-institutional grant project funded by NSF examining how involvement in Noyce Master Teaching Fellows programs has affected the professional trajectories of experienced teachers.

Vita (PDF)

Research categoriesTeacher EducationSTEM Teacher Preparation, STEM Teacher Leadership, Professional Noticing, STEM Curriculum Design