Sheron L. Mark

Sheron Mark

Assistant Professor, Science Education
Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Room 271 - College of Education and Human Development
sheron.mark @

Dr. Mark's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics, Science and Technology Education), Boston College
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Syracuse University

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Research on Science Teaching, Journal of Science Education and Technology, Urban Education, Journal of Career Development
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Jhumki Basu Scholar Award. National Association for Research on Science Teaching (NARST) Equity and Ethics Committee.

Publications and Presentations

  • Barnett, M., Houle, M., Mark, S., Minner, D., Hirsch, L., Strauss, E., . . . Hufnagel, B. (2014). Participatory professional development: Geospatially enhanced urban ecological field studies. In J. MaKinster, N. Trautmann & M. Barnett (Eds.), Teaching science and investigating environmental issues with geospatial technology: Designing effective professional development for teachers (pp. 360). Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
  • Barnett, M., MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., Houle. M., & Mark, S. (2014). Geospatial technologies: The present and future roles of emerging technologies in environmental education. In R. B. Stevenson, M. Brody, J. Dillon, & A. E. J. Wals (Eds.), The International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education (331 – 348). New York and London: Routledge.
  • Mark, S., DeBay, D., Zhang, L., Haley, J., Patchen, A., Wong, C., & Barnett, M. (2013). Coupling social justice and out-of-school time learning to provide opportunities to motivate, engage and interest under-represented populations in STEM fields. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 29(2), 93 - 105.
  • Mark, S. (2015). Making Science Authentic, Local, and Relevant: Evaluation of CityEco Teacher Professional Development Design and Impact. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Chicago, IL.
  • Mark, S. (2014). Sourcing STEM Career Interests among Diverse Students. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (AERA) in Trumbull, CT.