Michelle Ann Fleming, Ph.D.

Department:
Teacher Education
Title:
Associate Professor and Director of Elementary Education (EED) Program
Address:
Allyn Hall 347, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

My passion for science and mathematics education allows me to focus my teaching, research, and service efforts across early and middle childhood education at Wright State University. Most of my teaching, research, and service experiences have been in urban communities working with diverse students in a variety of states.  I have a deep interest in cultural, social, and gender issues around equity and access of students in STEM education. My current research focuses on a democratic framework that incorporates STEM practices in school learning gardens and STEM learning communities.  

Education History: 

Post-doctoral Associate/Lecturer; 2007-2008; joint position in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction; College of Education and Human Development; University of Minnesota

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction: STEM Education; 2007; University of Minnesota

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education; 2001; University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education; 1998; University of Minnesota

Academics

Teaching: 

Courses I teach include:

ECE 4100: Science Methods in Early Childhood Education

ECE 4200: Mathematics Methods in Early Childhood Education

ECE 4030/5030: Effective Science Instruction for Grades 4 and 5

ED 6360: Science Methods in Middle Childhood Education

ED 6900: Action Research: Science Education

ED 8810: Action Research Theory and Practices

 

Service: 

Professional Service

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Strand 11 (Cultural, Social, and Gender Issues) Co-Coordinator                   2013 – 2015                                                                

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), International Conference Proposal Reviewer (Strands 3 and 11)                   2006 – present

American Educational Research Association (AERA), Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer: Cooperative Learning Sig                                   2012 – 2013

Community Development & Outreach

Professional Development School Coordinator, Horace Mann PK-6 School, Dayton Public Schools                                                                 2013 – 2017

     - Resident STEM Methods Instructor

     - Learning Garden Education Consultant

     - Science Fair Professional Development and Evaluator

     - Family STEM Event Coordinator

Learning Garden Education Consultant, Oakwood City Schools                                                                                                                       2015 - present

Learning Garden Education Consultant, DECA Prep Charter School, Dayton                                                                                                    2015 - present

 

Professional

Publications: 

Selected Scholarship

Fleming, M.A., Kenyon, L.O., Kenyon, L., & Upadhyay, B. (2015). Democratic science: Engaging middle school students in meaningful practices through community engagement. Education in a Democracy: A Journal of the NNER, 7, 37-63.

Fleming, M.A., Kenyon, L.O., Taskin, N.R., & Kenyon, L. (2015). Engaging middle school students in meaningful practices through community engagement. In M.A. Fleming (Presider), Examining NGSS practices through cultural, social, and gender perspectives. Symposium conducted at the NARST International Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kachur, R., Fleming, M.A., & Schinkten, O. (2015). Sustaining a collaborative community to recruit and retain underrepresented STEM preservice teachers: Three years of benefits and tensions. In M.A. Fleming (Presider), Examining NGSS practices through cultural, social, and gender perspectives. Symposium conducted at the NARST International Conference, Chicago, IL.

Fleming, M.A., Kenyon, L.O., Kenyon, L., & Barker, A. (2015). Interactive science notebooks as integrative assessment tools. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kenyon, L.O., Fleming, M.A., Kenyon, L., & Barker, A. (2015). NGSS: The enterprise going where no model has gone before! National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Slattery, W., & Fleming, M. (2014). Extending the partnership: The role of Wright State University’s Departments of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Teacher Education in leveling the playing field in STEM education for our NNER partner schools. National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Brunsell, E. & Fleming, M.A. (2014). Engaging minds in science and math classrooms: The surprising power of joy. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Press.

Riggs, E., & Fleming, M.A. (2014). Responding to the NGSS: Local elementary teachers’ perceptions of teaching science. NARST International Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

Fleming, M.A., & Winston, M. (2014). Cultivating a collaborative STEM education community. Professional Development Schools National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Fleming, M.A., Kachur, R., Upadhyay, B., & Schinkten, O. (2013). Building a collaborative community to recruit and retain underrepresented preservice teachers of science.  NARST International Conference, San Jaun, PR.

Upadhyay, B., Fleming, M.A., & Tank, K.M. (2013). Beyond passive broader crossers: Students as active cultural brokers in urban science classrooms.  NARST International Conference, San Juan, PR.

Regmi, J., & Fleming, M. (2012). Indigenous knowledge and science in a globalized age. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 7 (2), 479-484.  

Fleming, M.A.  (2012).  Multidisciplinary methods: Inquiry into science and art.  National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) International Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Association for Science Teacher Educator (ASTE)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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