Keith Sheppard, Ed.D.

Curriculum Vitae

1. Education
Ed.D.   1997      Science Education. Teachers College, Columbia University.
                         Emphasis: Secondary School Science Education, Chemistry and Physics
                         Education.
PGCE  1977       Science Education. Certified Teacher in Chemistry, Physics and Combined
                         Science. Christ's College, Liverpool University. U.K.
B.Sc.    1976      Chemistry with Materials Science. (Honors Degree), Liverpool University. U.K.

2. Professional Experience
2007-present      Director of Science Education
                           Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
                           Stony Brook University, New York

2000-2006          Assistant Professor of Science Education
                           Program Coordinator for Science Education Program
                           Teachers College, Columbia University. New York.

1992-2000          Adjunct Assistant Professor/Instructor
                           Teachers College, Columbia University. New York.

1989-2000          Head of the Science Department
                           Convent of the Sacred Heart. New York.
 
1986-1989          Head of the Science Department
                           International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania.

1983-1986          Head of the Science Department
                           Anglo-American International School, New York.

1977-1983          Science Teacher & Head of the Science Department
                           Thornlow School, Weymouth. U.K.

3. Publications
Nehm, R., Kim S. Y., & Sheppard, K. (2009). Evolutionary Subject Matter Knowledge and
     Advocacy for Teaching Evolution: Biology versus Non-Biology Teachers. Science Education.
     93 (6) 1122-1146.
Kelly, A.M. & Sheppard, K. (2009). Secondary School Physics Availability in an Urban Setting:
    Issues Related to Academic Achievement and Course Offering. American Journal of
     Physics
. 77 (10) 902-906.  
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. (2009. The First Physics First Movement, 1880-1920. The
     Physics Teacher
. 47 (1) 46-50.
Kelly, A. M.  & Sheppard, K.  (2008). Newton in the Big Apple: Access to High School Physics
     in New York City. The Physics Teacher. 46 (5) 280-284.
Wefer, S. & Sheppard, K. (2008). Bioinformatics in High School Curricula: A Study of State
     Science Standards. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 7 (1) 155-162.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins D. M. (2007). High School Biology Today: What the Committee
     of Ten Actually Said. CBE-Life Sciences Education.
6 (3) 198-202.
Stroud, N., Groome, M., Connolly, R. & Sheppard, K. (2007). Toward a Methodology for
     Informal Astronomy Education Research. Astronomy Education Review 5 (2) 1-13.
     [Reprinted in The Planetarian 37 (3) 20-25 (September 2007)].
Sheppard, K. (2006). High School Students’ Understanding of Titrations and Related
     Acid-Base Phenomena. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 7 (1) 32-45.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins D. M. (2006). Chemistry: The Terminal Science? The Impact of
     the High School Science Order on the Development of U.S. Chemistry Education.
    Journal of Chemical Education. 83 (11) 1617-1620.
Sheppard, K. & Horowitz, G. (2006). From Justus von Liebig to Charles W. Eliot: The
     Establishment of Laboratory Work In U.S High Schools and Colleges. Journal of Chemical
     Education
. 83 (4) 566-570.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. (2006). Biology First: A History of the Grade Placement of High
     School Biology. American Biology Teacher. 68 (7) 86-90.
Connolly, R., Groome, M., Sheppard, K. & Stroud, N. (2006). Tips From the Field: Advice from
     Museum Experts on Making the Most of Field Trips. The Science Teacher. 73 (1) 42-45.
Waldron, A. M., Sheppard, K., Spencer, D. & Batt, C. (2005). Too Small to See: Educating
     the Next Generation in Nanoscale Science and Engineering. In
C. Kumar, J.
     Hormes, & C. Leuschner (Eds.), Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications:
     Materials and Methods. pp.275-289. Wiley: London.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins D. M. (2005). Chemistry: the Central Science? The History of the High
     School Science Sequence. Journal of Chemical Education. 82 (4) 561-567. Reprinted in B. S.
     Stern and M. L. Kysilka (Eds.) Contemporary Readings in Curriculum. Sage Publications.
     Thousand Oaks CA.
Sheppard, K. (2005). Integrating Mathematics and Science: In Science Professional
     Development Handbook. pp. 37-50. Houghton Mifflin. Boston MA.
Sheppard, K. (Ed) (2005). Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 6. Houghton
     Mifflin. Boston, MA. (64 pages).
Sheppard, K. (Ed) (2005). Science Professional Development Handbook: Grade 5. Houghton
     Mifflin. Boston, MA. (62 pages).
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. (2003). Physics was Once First and Was Once for All. The
     Physics Teacher
. 41 (6) 420-4.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. (2002). Lessons From The Committee of Ten. The Physics
     Teacher.
40 (7) 426-431.
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. (2002). Physics First. Principal Leadership. 3 (1) 67-70.

Curricular Materials
Sheppard, K. (2005). Energy and Motion. In Science Professional Development Handbook:
     Grade 4. pp. 32-36. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, MA.
Sheppard, K. Drilling for Fluids. Scientific American Teacher’s Kit. May 2001.
Sheppard, K. Spectroscope Construction. Scientific American Teacher’s Kit. February 2001.
Sheppard, K. Hardness Testing. Scientific American Teacher’s Kit. Dec 2000.
Sheppard, K. Index of Refraction. Scientific American Teacher’s Kit. Feb 2000

4. Conference Papers and Presentations
Peer Reviewed National and International Conference Papers and Presentations

Tai, C-C. & Sheppard, K. Patterns of Progression in Students' Understanding of Combustion.
      Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in
      Teaching, Garden Grove, CA. (April 17th - 21st, 2009).
Sheppard, K. & Kelly, A.M. The Small School Movement and its Impact on Science Education
      in New York City. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for
      Research in Science Teaching, Garden Grove, CA. (April 17th - 21st, 2009).
Sheppard, K
. & Nehm, R. Darwin - Denied, Distorted, Disregarded: A National Review of
     Biology Teachers and Evolution. Paper accepted for presentation at the “Darwin's Reach:
     Celebrating Darwin's Legacy Across the Disciplines Conference”, Hofstra University,
    
Hempstead, NY. (March 14th, 2009).
Nehm, R. & Sheppard, K. A Century of Evolution Education Research: What Works in the
     Classroom? Paper accepted for presentation at the “Darwin's Reach: Celebrating
     Darwin's Legacy Across the Disciplines Conference”, Hofstra University,
Hempstead, NY.
     (March 14th, 2009).

Sheppard, K. Separate and Unequal: The History of the Lecture versus Laboratory Credit
     Difference in Chemistry. Presentation at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemistry
     Education. Bloomington, IA. (July 27-30th, 2008).

Kelly, A. M. &  Sheppard, K. Construction of a Latent Variable to Predict Physics Access in U.S.
    
Urban High Schools Public High Schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
     National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore MD. (March 30-April 2nd,
     2008).

Sheppard, K. & Kelly, A.M. The Small School Movement in New York City and its Impact on
     Physics Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational
     Research Association. New York City. (March 24-28, 2008).
Sheppard, K. The History of Science Education- A Call for Inclusion. Paper presented at the
     Annual Meeting of
Association for Science Teachers Education, St. Louis. (January 10-12,
     2008).
Sheppard, K. Laboratory versus Lecture – The History of the Credit Difference. Paper
     presented at the Annual Meeting of
National Association for Research in Science
     Teaching, San Francisco, CA. (April, 2006).

Wefer, S. & Sheppard, K. Bioinformatics and State Requirements. Paper presented at the
     Annual Meeting of
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco,
     CA. (April, 2006).

Sheppard, K. The History of Laboratory Work In American High Schools and Colleges. Poster
     session given at
Association for Science Teachers Education, Portland, OR. (January,
     2006).

Sheppard, K. The Historical Development of the Academic Credit System in America and its
     Impact on High School Science Education. Paper presented at International History and
     Philosophy of Science Teaching Conference, Leeds University, UK. (July 15-18, 2005).
Kelly, A. M. &  Sheppard, K. Newton in the Big Apple. School Level Characteristics and
     Organizational Variables that Affect Physics Access and Enrollment in New York City
     Region 9 Public High Schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National
     Association for Research in Science Teaching, Houston TX. (April 3-8, 2005).
Sheppard, K. Prospective Chemistry Teachers’ Knowledge and Understanding of Acid-Base
     Chemistry. Presentation at The 18th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education. Ames,
     IA. (July 18-22, 2004).
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. The History of the U.S. High School Science Sequence.
     Presentation at The 18th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education. Ames, IA. (July 18-
     22, 2004).
Nehm, R. & Sheppard, K. A Comparative Study of Evolutionary Understanding and Advocacy
     for Teaching Evolution in Pre-certified Biology and Other Science Teachers.
Paper
     presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science
     Teaching, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (April 1-4, 2004).
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M.  Physics Last: A Historical Study of the Development of the US
     High School Science Sequence. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National
     Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA. (March 23-26, 2003).
     (ERIC Document # 474718).

Baldwin, B. & Sheppard, K. In Search of Pedagogical Technology Content Knowledge: The
     Role of the Teacher Preparation Program. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
     National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA. (March 23-26,
     2003). (ERIC Document # 474717).
Robbins, D. M. & Sheppard, K. The Physics First Debate. Presentation at 126th National
     Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Austin TX. (January,
     2003).

Sheppard, K. Peace Corps Fellows In Urban Science Education Settings.  Paper presented at
     the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference. New Orleans, LA.
     (April, 2002).
Sheppard, K. & Robbins, D. M. The Origins of Chemistry Before Physics in the High School
     Science Sequence. Poster session at American Association for the Advancement of
     Science (AAAS) Boston, MA. (February, 2002).
Robbins, D. M. & Sheppard, K. (2002) High School Physics Enrollment Levels Since the
     Committee of Ten: Implications for Teaching and Curriculum. Poster session at the 127th
     National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Philadelphia,
     PA. (January, 2002).
Sheppard, K. Newton in the Big Apple: Pre-Service Science Education in New York City.
     Presentation at the Association for Science Education. Liverpool, UK. (January, 2002).

Regional and Local Conference Presentations
Sheppard, K. A Brief History of New York Regents Science Examinations. Presentation at
     the North-East Regional Meeting of the Association for Education of Science Teachers.
     Poconos Environmental Education Center, NJ. (October 23, 2009).
Robbins, D.M. & Sheppard, K. The High School Science Order. Presentation at the North-East
     Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of Science Teachers. Poconos
     Environmental Education Center, NJ. (October 16-17, 2008).
Sheppard, K. Starting a Doctoral Program In Science Education. Presentation at the North-
     East Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of Science Teachers. University
     of Massachusetts Amherst, MA. (October 18-19th, 2007).
Sheppard, K. History of Laboratory Work in High Schools. Presentation at the Suffolk Section
     Meeting of the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Stony Brook University,
     NY. (March 3rd, 2007).
Sheppard, K. Avoiding Bankruptcy: America’s Science Credit Rating. Presentation at the
     North-East Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of Science Teachers.
     University of Massachusetts Amherst MA. (October 27-28th, 2005).
Sheppard, K. The History of Laboratory Instruction In New York State. Presentation at the
     North-East Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of Science Teachers.
     Syracuse, NY. (October 2004).

Sheppard, K. From Liebig to Eliot to Carnegie: A History of Hands-On Science Education.
     History of Mathematics and Science Education Colloquium at Teachers College, Columbia
     University, New York, NY. (October 18, 2004).
Sheppard, K. A Chemistry Pedagogical Content Knowledge Course for Teachers.
     Presentation at the North-East Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of
     Teachers of Science. Syracuse, NY. (October 2003).

Sheppard, K. Using i-movie in a Chemistry Methods Class. Presentation at the North-East
     Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Syracuse,
     NY. (October 2002).
Nehm, R. & Sheppard, K. Evolution and Prospective Teachers Understanding and Beliefs.
     Presentation at the North-East Regional Meeting  of the Association for the Education of
     Science Teachers. Syracuse, NY. (October 2002).
Sheppard, K. Alternative Certification Programs. The Needs of Peace Corps Science Fellows.
     Presentation at the North-East Regional Meeting of the Association for the Education of
     Teachers of Science. Syracuse, NY. (October 2001).
Sheppard, K.  Physics First. Presentation at the North-East Regional Meeting of the
     Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. Syracuse, NY. (October 2000).

Invited Talks
Sheppard, K.  Some High School Science Education History. Keynote Address. New York State      Biology and Chemistry Mentor Conference. Stony Brook University. (July 7th 2009).
Sheppard, K. Evolution in the Science Classroom: What the Research Says. Keynote      Address. Annual Sharing Our Success Urban Science and Math Teaching Conference. New      York University. (May 1st 2009).
Sheppard, K. Teaching Opportunities for Science Majors. Physics Undergraduate SPS. Physics      Department, Stony Brook University. (Nov 19th 2008).
Sheppard, K. Science Education: Sheltering New York from the Gathering Storm. Invited Talk      at New York Business Council New York, NY. (October 30th, 2008).
Sheppard, K. Organizing Instruction: Lecture, Laboratory, Recitation and Academic Credit:
     Invited Talk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York, NY. (April 11th, 2008).
Sheppard, K. Laboratory Work in High School Physics. Invited Talk for the Long Island
     Physics Teachers Association. Stony Brook University Physics Department (December 1,
     2007).

Sheppard, K. The Questionable Legacy of Credit: The History and Future of Science
      Education Reform. Invited Talk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York, NY.
     (April 13th, 2007).
Sheppard, K & Horowitz, G. The Historical Development of Chemistry and Physics Laboratory
      Work in High Schools and Colleges. Invited Talk at the Physics and Chemistry Teachers
     Club. New York, (January 12th, 2007).
Sheppard, K. The History and Future of Science Education Reform. Invited Talk at the New
     York Academy of Sciences. New York, NY. (October 13th, 2006).
Sheppard, K. The History and Future of Physics Laboratories. Invited Talk at the National
     Meeting of American Association of Physics Teachers. Syracuse, NY. (July 22-26th, 2006).
Sheppard, K. High School Physics in 1905 and 2005: Some Things Change, Some Stay the
      Same. Invited Talk at the ‘Physics For All: A Celebration of the World of Physics’
     Conference. Stuyvesant High School, New York. (November 8th, 2005).
Sheppard, K. High School Science Research. Keynote Address 2005 Science Symposium,
     Valley Stream Central High School. Valley Stream, NY. (May 23rd, 2005).
Sheppard, K. The US High School Science Sequence. Physics First. Keynote Address. Physics
     First Consortium. Montgomery, NJ. (December 8th, 2004).
Sheppard, K. Science and Technology in Middle Schools. Yonkers School District, NY.
     (September 2nd, 2004).
Sheppard, K. Scientific Illiteracy-- Blame it on Carnegie. Invited Talk at the Symposium on
     Scientific Literacy, Columbia University, New York, (November 19th, 2003).

Invited Workshops
Sheppard, K. “Chemistry Teaching for Non –Chemistry Majors" Center for Science and       Mathematics Education, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. (July 13-17th  2009).
Sheppard, K. “Replacing 'Che-misery' with 'Che-mastery': Pedagogical Content Knowledge
      for Chemistry Teachers" IDEAS Institute, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (Nov 4,
     2008).
Sheppard, K. Taking the “Che-mystery” and “Che-misery” Out of Chemistry. IDEAS Institute,
     Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (March 1st & 8th, 2008).
Sheppard, K. The LIGASE-NOYCE Fellows Workshop. Department of Biochemistry and Cell
     Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. (June 25th- 27th, 2007).
Sheppard, K. & MacDonald, M. Informal Science Education. American Museum of Natural
     History and New York Hall of Science, New York, NY. (Nov 3 & 4th, 2006).
Sheppard K. Baldwin, B. & Robbins, D. M. Engaging Students with Computer Technology in
    Secondary Science. Metropolitan School Study Council Spring 2005 Conference. Teachers
    College, Columbia University, New York, NY. (May 6th 2005).
Sheppard, K & Baldwin, B. i-Movie in the Science Classroom. IDEAS Institute, Hofstra
     University, Hempstead, NY. (March 12th & 19th, 2005).
Sheppard, K. Baldwin, B. & Robbins, D. M. Technological Tools for the Science Laboratory.
     Tools for Technology Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
     (March 5th, 2005).    
Sheppard, K. & MacDonald, M. Informal Science Education. American Museum of Natural
     History, New York, NY. (Nov 6-7th, 2004).
Sheppard, K. Teacher Leadership in Science Education. Technology for the Science
     Laboratory. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY (June 28th-July1st,
     2004).
Sheppard, K. Teacher Leadership in Science Education. Digital Video Workshop. Teachers
     College, Columbia University, New York, NY. (July 6th-9, 2004).
Sheppard, K. & MacDonald, M. Informal Science Education. American Museum of Natural
     History, New York, NY. (Nov 7-8th 2003).
Sheppard, K.  Physics First Workshop. Montgomery Township School District. Montgomery, 
     NJ. (May 27th, 2003).
Sheppard, K. Physics First: Movement in Science Curriculum Decisions. Workshop at the
    Metropolitan School Study Council. Wave Hill, NY. (March 14th, 2003).
Sheppard, K. & E. Moller. East Meets West.The Iron Science Teacher Contest.  Exploratorium
     San Francisco CA and Millbank Memorial Library, Teachers College, Columbia University,
     New York, NY. Workshop via live teleconference and web-broadcast (December 1st 2001).
Sheppard, K. Recent Innovations in Learning Technology in Science Education. Teachers
     College. Columbia University, New York, NY. (Oct 2001).
Sheppard, K. Modern Approaches to Science Education: Research into Practice. New York
     State Association of Independent Schools. New York. NY. (March 2001).
Sheppard, K. School Science: There Has Got to Be a Better Way!  Metropolitan School Study
    Council. Wave Hill, NY (Feb 7th, 2001)

5. Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Awards & Fellowships
Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (Office of the Dean, Teachers College) 2000, 2001,
     2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Columbia University. High School Science Teacher Research Fellowship. 1991, 1992.

Grants and Externally Funded Activity
Principal Investigator. SUBTLE: Stony Brook University Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory      Experiences. ($493,875). Toyota USA Foundation. 03/01/2009 – 12/31/2012.
Principal Investigator. Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Supplemental. ($99,210). National
     Science Foundation (08-497). 01/01/2009 – 12/31/2011.
Principal Investigator. (Sept.2007-). The LIGASE Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.
     ($497,946). National Science Foundation (05-528). 01/01/2006 – 12/31/2009.
Project Director. Teaching and Learning Gravity and Microgravity in Informal Science Settings      ($72,000). NASA Graduate Student Research Program. (GSRP 2172). (2003-2006).
Faculty Advisor/ Consultant. TLQP Teacher Leader Quality Partnership Grant. (NYSED). In
     Collaboration with Bank Street, Columbia University and Yonkers School District. (2003-
    2008).
Faculty Advisor/Consultant. Implementation of Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning of
     Science and Mathematics in New York City Middle Schools. ($1,613,400). NSF Graduate
     Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Grant. (NSF 02-42).Columbia University, Chemistry
     Department (2002-2006).
Faculty Advisor/Consultant. Integrating New Media Technologies into Teacher Development.
     ($1,538,272). NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Grant. (NSF 00-46).
     Columbia University, Engineering Department and Teachers College (2001-2004).

6. Administrative, Committee & Professional Service

Stony Brook University
Coordinator, Proposed PhD Program in Science Education. Submitted to New York State
      October 2009.
Co-Chair. NCATE Standard V: Faculty Qualifications, Performance and Development Committee.
      2007-2009.
Search Committee. (Member) Psychology/Professional Education Program. (September 2007 - )
Petrie Scholarship Committee  (Member) Stony Brook University. (September 2007 -)

Teachers College, Columbia University
Coordinator, Programs in Science Education, Department of Mathematics, Science and
      Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University. Fall 2004, Summer 2005 - Fall 2006.
Coordinator, Pre-service and transitional-B Program in Science Education, Department of
      Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University. 2000-2006.
Member, Governing Board for Columbia University’s Proposed New High School of Science,
      Mathematics and Engineering. 2006.
Search Committee. (Member) Elementary Science Education. Teachers College, Columbia
      University 2003-4.
JFEW and Boxley Scholarship Committee  (Member) Teachers College, Columbia University
      2002-3.
Technology Committee (Member) Teachers College, Columbia University 2001-4.
Search Committee. (Member)  Secondary Science Education. Teachers College, Columbia
      University 2002.
Search Committee. (Member) Secondary Mathematics Education. Teachers College, Columbia
     University 2000-1.

Public Service
Reviewer. The Science Teacher: Ask the Expert: 2005-present.
Reviewer. School Science & Mathematics. 2004- present.
Reviewer. The Physics Teacher. 2004-present.
Reviewer. Journal of Biological Education. 2003- present.
Reviewer. Journal of Chemical Education. 2003- present.
Reviewer. Science and Education. 2005- present.
Reviewer. Science Education. 2008- present.
Advisory Board Member. IDEAS Institute, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. 2003- present.  
Examiner. International Baccalaureate Physics. 1984-present.
Reviewer. Committee on Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science. National Research
      Council 2001.
Consultant/Professional Development Leader for Physical Science: District 2 New York City.
      2000-02.   
Advisory Board Member New York State PT3 Group. 2001- 2003.
Advisor:  Columbia University High School Science Research Fellowship. 1997-present.

7. Professional Memberships
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
National Science Teachers Association
Association for Science Teacher Education
Association of Science Education
National Association of Biology Teachers
American Chemical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers
International History and Philosophy of Science Teaching
New York Academy of Science

Tel:  631-632-2989
Fax:  631-632-9791
E-mail:  keith.sheppard@stonybrook.edu

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