Jessica is a researcher with over twenty-five years of experience as a science educator and teacher educator at the K-12 and collegiate levels. Prior to coming to Goshen, she held a variety of administrative positions within the university and the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship community during her Professorship at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has worked in collaborative teams with faculty at Illinois State University, and the Collaborative Around Research Experiences for Teachers (CARET). Her academic research centers around reflective practice, Science Education, and Science Teacher Education using mixed methods of data analysis. She is interested in projects that involve data analytics and visualizations, and is passionate about working with projects in which science learning and curriculum, evaluation, and assessment intersect.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science Education and Geology from the University of Delaware, her Master’s in physical science from West Chester University, and her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University. While she is regionally based in St. Louis, Missouri, she has experience working as an educator across a variety of cultural groups and geographic locations, both nationally and internationally.