Faculty Profiles

UMBC faculty are committed to ensuring that our teacher education students and alumni demonstrate academic strength, knowledge and skills; develop professional teaching competencies; respect diversity and strive to be leaders in their schools and advocates for democracy and social justice.

We are extremely fortunate to have within our community award-winning faculty in the STEM fields and in STEM teacher education, including winners of UMBC Presidential Faculty Awards, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Awards and the Carl Weber Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching Award. Because UMBC is a research university dedicated to education, students find it easy to make contact with professors who are working at the frontiers of their disciplines. We invite you to learn more about a few of our faculty members and their research areas.

Faculty Profiles
Steve Caruso
Jeff Leips
H. Mark Perks
Jim Sandoz
Jonathan E. Singer
Bonny Tighe

Faculty Highlights
Taryn Bayles — Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Susan Blunck — Elementary Science Education
Lili Cui — Physics
William LaCourse — Chemistry
Ralph Pollack — Chemistry
Mary Rivkin — Early Childhood Math and Science Education
Julia Ross — Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Phil Sokolove — Biological Sciences
Yoon Song — Mathematics & Statistics
Anne Spence — Mechanical Engineering



Dr. Jonathan Singer’s research revolves around supporting current teachers in integrating inquiry-based instructional strategies and technologies. Read more.

Jonathan E. Singer

Associate Professor, Science Education
Secondary Science Methods
Field Experience Supervisor

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