Assistant Teaching Professor of Education
Introduction to Public Education and the Teaching Profession
Advanced Learning and Teaching in Secondary Classrooms
Advanced Learning and Teaching: Secondary Assessment Field Lab II
Teaching Science in the Primary Grades
Primary Math and Science STEM Field Lab III
Teaching Methods in Secondary Biology
Science Laboratory Safety Course
Advanced Teaching Methods in Secondary Science
Advanced Teaching and Learning - Secondary
Dr. Cindy L. Kern is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Kern also directs the Quinnipiac University Science Teaching and Learning Center (QUeST-LC). Through QUeST-LC, she is committed to creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community in partnership with K-16 science educators across Connecticut to ensure, through research-based teaching practices, a rich and meaningful educational experience for ALL students. Her goal is to be a true partner to our regional science educators as they negotiate the ever-changing landscape of K-16 education.
Dr. Kern was a high school science teacher in Henderson, Nevada, for sixteen years, where she earned the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching. She works with science teachers all over the world with a particular interest in Egypt and China. Dr. Kern currently serves on the University Curriculum Review Committee and the School of Education Technology Committee. At the national level, she currently works with the National Science Teachers Association, Association for Science Teacher Educators, and National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
A native of Las Vegas, NV, and marrying into Michigan has resulted recently in a dual obsession with the Detroit Red Wings and the Vegas Golden Knights.
2013 – 2015
Assistant Professor of Science Education
West Haven, CT
2008 – 2013
Teaching Faculty - Science Education
Las Vegas, Nevada
1997 – 2013
Secondary Science Teacher