Stephanie Chasteen focuses on STEM educational reform, with a focus on faculty and institutional adoption of evidence-based teaching practices. She is the Associate Director of the Science Education Initiative (http://colorado.edu/sei), which supported departmentally-led course transformations at CU Boulder. She is also working with the Center for STEM Learning (http://colorado.edu/csl) and the Colorado Learning Assistant Program (http://laprogram.colorado.edu). She produces pedagogical videos for the PhET Interactive Simulations (http://phet.colorado.edu) as their Multimedia Director. Lastly, she has an active consulting practice (see http://sciencegeekgirl.com) providing pedagogical workshops, video production, external evaluation, and other services to support educational change in science.
Dr. Chasteen is a physicist by training, and her career has included a focus on writing about science for the general public (including an internship at NPR’s science desk), working with teachers and the public at the Exploratorium Museum of Science in San Francisco. She has been at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2007 – first as a postdoctoral fellow creating curricular materials and researching change in upper-division physics courses, and later with a focus on faculty professional development and educational change. She has created numerous videos and workshops for faculty to help them develop learning goals, as well as to use clickers and peer instruction effectively. Her current work combines her experience in communication to broad audiences, faculty development, and education research to support meaningful change programs.