Teresa Kennedy

Professor, United States

Member since 28 Jan 2023

Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of STEM Education (2009 - present) and holds a joint appointment in the College of Education and Psychology School of Education and in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler. She has a Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction in Science Education and a Master's degree in Oceanography. She has over 30 years of experience in higher education teaching undergraduate as well as master’s and doctoral level students and also teaches an undergraduate Oceanography and Meteorology course for the College of Arts and Sciences. She is an active research oceanographer (last research cruise - 2024). Dr. Kennedy served as a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador (1993), in Argentina (during the 2014-15 academic year focusing on engineering education), and in Hungary (2017), and has traveled to over 100 countries through her work and educational experiences. Dr. Kennedy served as President of the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) from 2014-2017, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of ICASE as the Representative to UNESCO and as Vice President of the UNESCO NGO Liaison Committee. She recently co-chaired the 13th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO Mobilising NGOs for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages and the Ocean Decade and is currently working with the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), on behalf of the NGO UNESCO Liaison Committee, on activities related to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), and currently serves as Co-Chair of the IOC Ocean Decade NGO Task Group. Prior to her position at UT Tyler, Dr. Kennedy worked at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) from 2001-2012 where she served as the Deputy Director of NASA's GLOBE Program, and as an Associate Research Professor of Education at the University of Idaho (1996-2003). University Webpage: https://www.uttyler.edu/directory/education/tkennedy.php Email: tkennedy@uttyler.edu


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