As a former science teacher, Shannon Navy’s work is influenced by impacting the lives of science teachers and students. Her K-12 science teaching and science teacher education experiences have occurred in various states including: North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio. Dr. Navy joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Science Education. Her research focuses on the continuum of teacher learning, including science teacher education, induction, and professional development. She also conducts research on STEM integration, particularly STEM pedagogy in K-12 classrooms. Some of her work has been published in The Journal of Science Teacher Education, Studies in Science Education, and The Science Teacher. She has also co-edited a book, Newly Hired Teachers of Science: A Better Beginning. At Kent State, Dr. Navy enjoys teaching science methods courses and graduate courses in science education.
B.S. - Syracuse University, M.A.T. - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Ph.D. - University of Georgia, Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Virginia
Science Education, Teacher Induction, Teacher Professional Development, STEM Pedagogy
Qualitative, Mixed Methods
American Educational Research Association's (AERA) First Place Dissertation Award in Research on Teacher Induction, 2015