Associate Professor Emerita, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 308A Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
No longer in the college
Primary Emphasis Area: Science Education and Technology
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, Texas A&M University (2001-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (formerly EDCI), Texas A&M University (1994-2001)
Director of Field Experiences, College of Education, Texas A&M University (1992-January, 1997)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Technology , California State University, Fresno (1990-1992)
International Coordinator, Office of International Coordination, Texas A&M University (1986-1990)
20 years of public school teaching
Area(s) of Emphasis
Research Interests
Authentic Science vs Classroom Science
Design and Evaluation in Field-Based Teacher Education
Foundational Role of Theory In Research on Instruction
Impact of History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science on Science Education
Information Technology's Impact on Scientific Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Alpaslan, M. M., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. C. (2015). Curriculum reform movements and science textbooks: A retrospective examination of 6th grade science textbooks. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education, 11(2), pp 207-216. *

2. Cobern, W. W., Loving, C. C., Davis, E. B. & Terpstra, J. (2012) . An empirical examination of the Warfare Metaphor with respect to pre-service elementary teachers. Journal of Science Education and Technology

3. Loving, C., Knight, S., Schielack, S., & Stuessy, C. (2012.). Creating synergy through a shared research agenda, Ch. 6. In Schielack, J., & Knight, S. (Eds.), The New Science Education Leadership: An IT-Based Learning Ecology Model (pp. 69-80). New York: Teachers College Press

4. Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B., Pedersen, S., & Loving, C. (2012). Using a wiki in a scientist-teacher professional learning community: Impact on teacher perception changes. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 21(4), 440-452

5. *Sokolowski, A., Yalvac, B., & Loving, C. (2011). Science modeling in pre-calculus: How to make mathematics problems contextually meaningful, International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology 42(3), 238-297 *

6. Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B., Pedersen, S., & Loving, C.C. (2011). Using a wiki in a scientist-teacher professional learning community: Impact on teacher perception changes. Journal of Science Education and Technology

7. Cobern, W. W., Schuster, D., Adams, B., Undreiu, A., Applegate, B., Skjold, B., Loving, C. C., & Gobert, J. (2010). Experimental comparison of inquiry and direct instruction. Research in Science and Technological Education

8. Ezrailson, C. M. & Loving, C. C. (2009). EMIT: Explicit modeling of interactive-engagement techniques for physics graduate teaching assistants and the impact on instruction and student performance in calculus-based physics. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag *

9. Cobern, W. W. & Loving, C. C. (2008) . An essay for educators: Epistemological realism really is common sense. Science and Education, 17(4), 425-447

10. Loving. C. C., Schroeder, C, Kang, R., Shimek, C. & Herbert, B. (2007) . Blogs: Enhancing links in a professional learning community of science and mathematics teachers, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 7(3) 178-198. Available at *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Cathy Erailzon (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Carolyn Schroeder (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Kathryn Seifert (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Amy Elizabeth Anderson (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Julie Singleton (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Mehmet Avar (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Christina Shimek (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Moira Baldwin (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Bethany Logan (Summer, 2014), Ed.D.
Muhammet Alpaslan (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Assoc Editor (2006 - ). School Science and Mathematics

Assoc Editor (2004 - 2007). American Educational Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (2003 - ). Science and Education

Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2006). Science Education

Co-Editor (2002 - 2005). Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education Journal

Editorial Board Member (1998 - 2005). Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2004-2005). Technology Committee.  Association of Science Teacher Educators

(1995-1998). National Association of Research.  Science Teaching Executive Committee


(2000). Montague CTE Scholar.  Awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence $5000 award

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