Jennifer L. Maeng's current scholarship addresses three interconnected domains: (1) professional development that facilitates teachers’ implementation of research-based STEM instruction; (2) understanding the experiences of underrepresented students in STEM; and (3) the role contextual factors of the educational setting, such as school climate and safety, play in supporting effective teaching and learning. Maeng primarily employs mixed methods approaches that draw heavily on surveys, interviews, and observations as data sources. Her work is currently funded through the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Justice.
In addition, each spring, Maeng teaches an undergraduate elective course: debunking classroom myths, in which students explore misconceptions commonly encountered in K-12 settings and in everyday life and learn how to be critical consumers of information, and how to debunk misconceptions through instruction.
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2011
M.T. University of Virginia, 2003
B.Sc. University of Virginia, 2003