Jamie Wallace

Jamie Wallace

Manager of Evaluation and Data Collection

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  • University of Oxford, M.Phil., Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, 2003
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, 2000


Professional Experience

Jamie Wallace is Manager of Evaluation and Data Collection in the Education Department’s Research and Evaluation Group at The American Museum of Natural History. She is part of the research and evaluation team for the Museum’s MAT teacher residency program and works on multiple evaluation and research studies across education programs and exhibitions. Some of her current research projects focus on studying culturally responsive science education and conceptions of mentoring practice. Her background is in cultural and material anthropology and museum studies. She has worked at AMNH for more than 10 years and has worked as a researcher, evaluator, and teacher in schools and informal learning environments in the United States and internationally.


Selected Publications and Presentations

Wallace, J., MacPherson, A., Hammerness, K., Chavez-Reilly, M., & Gupta, P. (2021). Pivoting in a pandemic: Supporting STEM teachers' learning through online professional learning during the museum closure. Journal of STEM Outreach 4(3). https://doi.org/10.15695/jstem/v4i3.11

Cooke-Nieves, N., Wallace, J., Gupta, P., & Howes, E. (In press). The magic of informal settings: A literature review of partnerships and collaborations that support preservice science teacher education across the globe. In Luft, J. & Jones, G. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education. Routledge.

Sickler, J., Wallace, J., Hammerness, K., Halderman, L., & Esteves, S. (2021). From evaluation to reimagined action: Adapting digital media in a COVID hands-off world. Exhibition 40(1) 78-89.


Howes, E.V. & Wallace, J. (under review). Intertwining core practices in science teacher education: Faculty perspectives and classroom practice.

Wallace, J. & Ingber, J.D. (In press). “Sparking imaginations”: Exploring science teachers’ perspectives and experiences of play and early learning at dioramas. In Tunnicliffe, S.D. & Kennedy, T. (Eds.), International policies and practice: Play, STEM and the early years. Springer.

Wallace, J., Howes, E., Tully, C., Funk, A., Krepski, S., Pincus, M., Sharif, R., Swift, S., Sylvester, S., Tsoi, K. (2021, April). Teacher research into culturally responsive science teaching. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Online.

Feiman-Nemser, S., Hammerness, K., Matsko, K., & Wallace, J. (2021, April). When, where, and how does mentoring take place? Mentors’ perspectives on the practice of mentoring. Paper presented at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Online.

Matsko, K., Wallace, J., Hammerness, K., Feiman-Nemser, S., & Kavanagh, S. (2021, February). Challenging the culture of mentoring: Moving from hosting to teaching. Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA. 

Wallace, J., Howes, E., & the Culturally Responsive Education Professional Learning Group (2020, March). Stories from the field: Exploring culturally responsive science teaching in a pilot study. Paper presentation at the Annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Portland, OR.  (Conference canceled).

Wallace, J. & Hammerness, K. (2019, March). Exploring connections to science and engineering practices with visitors during prototyping at a natural history museum. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.

Steiner, Applewhite, Aquino, Guggenheim, Janelli, Kinzler, Macdonald, Randle, Taber, Wallace, Wolff, Stokes. (2016). Online Teacher Professional Development from the American Museum of Natural History. In C. Dede, A. Eisenkraft, K. Frumin, A. Hartley (Eds.), Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education (pp. 87-106). Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.


Teaching Experience

  • American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, Co-instructor for School of Visual Arts course Visual Sciences Workshop for two semesters, Spring and Fall 2013
  • Prodesco Gie Cours de Langues, Bamako, Mali, English Teacher, 2003-2004
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Teaching Assistant in the Departments of Sociology, Humanities, and Comparative Literature for five courses including Sociology of Birth and Death; Topics in Myth, Literature and Folklore; and Imagining Ourselves East and West, 1998-2000