Nancy P. Morabito

Associate Professor
PhD, Learning, Teaching and Diversity, Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and LearningMEd, Secondary Education, Vanderbilt University, Department and Teaching and LearningBA, Biology, University of Virginia
Nancy P. Morabito, Ph. D., earned her doctoral degree in Learning, Teaching, and Diversity with a specialization in Math and Science Education at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Morabito is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at St. John’s University in New York. Having completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and subsequently earning her master’s degree in Secondary Education, Dr. Morabito taught Biology, AP Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology to students in grades nine through twelve before pursuing her doctoral degree. Throughout her doctoral program, Dr. Morabito had the privilege of working with students and teachers across a range of grade levels to explore and strengthen students’ science learning experiences. Dr. Morabito’s current work focuses on in-service and pre-service teachers’ understanding of science and how this understanding influences classroom practice. She also explores writing in the science classroom.

Teaching Interests

EDU 1007 Methods of Teaching Science
EDU 1055 The Art of Writing for Educators
EDU 7136 Current Trends & Research in the Teaching of Science
EDU 1092/7292 Innovative Strategies in Secondary Settings: Science

Research Interests

Science Education
Childhood Education
Adolescent Education
Science Teacher Preparation
Science Teacher Professional Development

Courses Taught

EDU
799
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
EDU
1007
METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE
EDU
1092
INNOV STRAT SEC SET: SCIENCE
EDU
7136
CUR TRENDS/RES/ASSMT TEACH SCI
EDU
7136T
CUR TRENDS/RES TEACH SCIENCE
EDU
7292
INNOV STRAT SEC SET: SCIENCE
EDU
8002
COMMUNITY IMMERSION III
EDU
8010
DISSERTATION SEMINAR