Brooke A. Whitworth, Ph.D.
Bridging the research-practice gap, supporting educators, and making professional development engaging and meaningful.
I am currently an Associate Professor in Science Education at Clemson University. Previously, I worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for three years and as an Assistant Professor for three years at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ. In these roles, I disseminate research through national and international journal articles, book chapters, and countless presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences. I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Science and Mathematics Teaching Methods, History and Nature of Science, Knowing and Learning, Classroom Assessment, Principles of Education, and Surveying the Science Education Literature.
My current research focuses on investigating the role of district science coordinators, professional development models, and how teachers adopt geospatial technology in their classrooms. I am also working on projects that explore teacher leadership and differentiation in the classroom and in professional learning. My work in these areas has resulted in over $5 million in grant funding thus far. As a result of this funding and other opportunities, I work extensively with PK-12 pre-service and in-service teachers, higher education faculty, as well as principals, instructional coaches, and district leadership teams.
Prior to my work in higher education, I worked for six years as a chemistry, physics teacher at the University North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC, and for three years as a chemistry, physics, math teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. These experiences provided me with a wealth of resources to access when working with teachers and consulting organizations.
Please see my full CV below and feel free to reach out with any questions. If there is a paper or presentation you are interested in, please let me know and I am happy to share it or you may find it on my ResearchGate profile or GoogleScholar profile.