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Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient

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  • MSUM Noyce: Meet the Faculty


    Co-Principal Investigators

  • Harms, Timothy
    Mathematics Department

    Office: MA 375F
    Phone: 218.477.4016

  • Houts-Smith, Linda
    TESL Program Coordinator
    Hist, Lang, CR, & WS

    Office: MA 279B
    Phone: 218.-47.7-40
    Linda Houts-Smith, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, TESL; Ph.D. in English, M.A.T. in ESL, B.A. in Classics and Medieval Studies; Linda began her career in ESL as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and she has taught in six different states as well as three foreign countries. Now Linda not only teaches in but also coordinates the TESL program. Although a generalist, Linda’s greatest expertise probably lies in syntax and the nature of oral language.

  • Lindaas, Stephen(Steve)

    Office: HA 307G
    Phone: 218.-47.7-42

  • Wallace, Alison

    Office: HA 407P
    Phone: 218.-47.7-28
    Education history: B.A. in Biology, St. Olaf College; Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University Research Interests: science education, plant ecology, ecological restoration, sustainability Teaching Assignments: Exploring Biology, Secondary Science Methods, Evolutionary Biology, Principles of Ecology, Plant Evolution, Organismal Biology, Pacific Northwest Ecology, Learning Assistant Seminar

  • Senior Personnel

  • Smith, Brian
    School of Teaching & Learning

    Office: LO 216K
    Phone: 218.-47.7-26
    Brian Smith, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, M.A.T. in ESL, B.S. in English Education; Brian’s work experience spans professional positions in five different countries of vastly different cultures, languages, and religions, including the U.S., Botswana, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Brian brings expertise in educational psychology, statistics, research methods, assessment, and the teaching of writing to the TESL program.

  • Colson, Russell
    Anthropology & Earth Science

    Office: KH 201
    Phone: 218.-47.7-58
    Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee; Areas of Interest: Earth science education, experimental petrology, planetary science, and geochemistry

  • Lahti, Richard

    Office: HA 407G
    Phone: 218.-47.7-21

  • Swaggert, Julie
    School of Teaching & Learning

    Office: LO 214D
    Phone: 218.-47.7-28

  • Summer Intern Application- Working with grades 6-12 students on STEM summer school or STEM Academy programs
  • No more Noyce Scholar Applications are being taken in 2021 as this grant will finish off in Sept. 30, 2021.
  • National Noyce, NSF
    National Noyce