Faculty Profile

Cindy Kern

Cindy L Kern

Assistant Teaching Professor of Education


BS, MS, PhD, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Introduction to Public Education and the Teaching Profession

Fall 2019

Advanced Learning and Teaching in Secondary Classrooms

Spring 2020

Advanced Learning and Teaching: Secondary Assessment Field Lab II

Spring 2020

Teaching Science in the Primary Grades

Fall 2019

Primary Math and Science STEM Field Lab III

Fall 2019

Teaching Methods in Secondary Biology

Spring 2020

Science Laboratory Safety Course

Spring 2020

Advanced Teaching Methods in Secondary Science

Fall 2019

Advanced Teaching and Learning - Secondary

Spring 2020


MAT - Elementary/Secondary

Phone Number

(203) 582-7721

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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.

University of New Haven

2013 – 2015

Assistant Professor of Science Education

West Haven, CT

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2008 – 2013

Teaching Faculty - Science Education

Las Vegas, Nevada

Clark County School District - Green Valley High School

1997 – 2013

Secondary Science Teacher

Henderson, Nevada

PhD - Science Education