Sonya Wisdom, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Science Education at Kent State University. Before receiving her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in science education at Kent State University, she taught middle school science for fourteen years in Athens, Georgia and Nassau, The Bahamas. She later joined the faculty at The University of The Bahamas as an Assistant Professor of science education. Dr. Wisdom’s interests include the curriculum decisions of teachers in science education and helping teachers to design and enact action research related to their practice. Her recent research interests include the use of 3D printing technology and the development of eco-literacy in preservice teacher science methods courses. She also works with high school teachers and their students from northeast Ohio and The Dominican Republic to develop service learning projects on local and global environmental issues.
B.S. in Chemistry, Spelman College, M.Ed. in Science Education, University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
The curriculum decisions of pre-service teachers in science education with a particular focus on environmental education, Designing and enacting action research projects in environmental education, The development of co-teaching opportunities between teachers in Special Education and Science Education, The use of 3D printing technology and the development of eco-literacy in preservice teacher science methods courses.
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Colleague Award, Kent State University, 2017- 2018
Immersive Learning Award (2nd place), AECT’s Division of Emerging Learning Technologies, Las Vegas, NV (2016)
Mothers, Mentors, & Muses Honoree, Kent State University, 2013
Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, Kent State University, 2005
Teacher of the Year, Clarke Middle School Clarke County District Athens, Georgia, 1985- 1986