Elaine Howes

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Senior Specialist in Science and Teacher Education


ehowes@amnh.org
212-796-5354

Education

  • Michigan State University, Ph.D., 1997
  • Oakland University Honors College, B.A., 1985

Professional Experience

Dr. Elaine Howes began her career as a high school Biology teacher before receiving her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy. Since then, she has held faculty positions at Teachers College (Columbia University) and the University of South Florida. Most recently, Dr. Howes was a specialist in science education at the non-profit Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS) in Colorado. Her research interests focus on supporting and learning from teachers working in high-need schools.

Sampling of Publications

  • Cruz, B. C., Ellerbrock, C. R., Vasquez, A., & Howes, E. V. (Eds.). (2014). Talking diversitywith teachers and teacher educators: Exercises and critical conversations across the curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Howes, E. V., Lim, M., & Campos, J. (2009). Journeys into inquiry-based elementary science: Literacy practices, questioning, and empirical study. Science Education, 93, 189-217.
  • Howes, E. V., & Cruz, B. (2009). Role-playing in science education: An effective strategy for developing multiple perspectives. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 21(3), 33-46.
  • Howes, E. V. & Lim. M. (2014). Science Education: Exploring diverse visions of science and scientists. In Cruz, B. C., Ellerbrock, C. R., Vasquez, A., & Howes, E. V. (Eds.). (2014). Talking diversitywith teachers and teacher educators: Exercises and critical conversations across the curriculum, pp. 131-146. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Howes, E. V. (2002). Connecting girls and science: Constructivism, feminism, and science education reform. New York: Teachers College Press.

Teaching Experience

  • Senior Specialist, American Museum of Natural History – AMNH MAT Program, 2012–present
  • Science Educator, BSCS, 2010 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, University of South Florida, 2003 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teacher's College, Columbia University, 1997 - 2003
  • Science Teacher, Holt Professional Development High School, Holt, MI, 1991 - 1995

 

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