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Jason Katzmann joined the UW/CC Center in 2007, where he teaches secondary science education. He earned a BS in human biology from Texas Women's University, an MA in integrated natural science from Colorado College, and a Ph.D. in biological education from the University of Northern Colorado. In his research, he focuses on place-based education, high-stakes testing and its impact on teachers and students, student teacher effectiveness and sense of belonging, and effective professional development for practicing teachers.
Ph.D., Biological Education, the University of Northern Colorado, 2007
M.A., Integrated Natural Science, Colorado College, 2000
B.S., Human Biology, Texas Women's University, 1994
Research Interests: place-based education, high-stakes testing and its impact on teachers and students, student teacher effectiveness and sense of belonging, and effective professional development for practicing teachers.
Courses Teaching: Secondary Science Methods I (EDSE 3275); Secondary Science Methods II (EDSE 4275); Residency in Teaching (EDSE 4500); Elementary Math/Science Methods (EDEL 4409); Midpoint Portfolio Reflection (EDCI 5400); Mammalogy (ZOO 4270/5370); EDCI 4000 Environmental Science for Educators, EDCI 5790 Advanced Instructional Strategies; EDSE 4279 Biological Science Methods for Agricultural Education Majors
Office Hours: Fall 2013: T Th 8-9 in Tate 111, W 8-9 PS 329
Best Method of Communication: Email or Telephone
Biography: Jason Katzmann was born and raised until age 11 in California, primarily the Los Angeles area. In the middle of sixth grade, his family moved to Gillette, where he attended junior high and high school. It was in high school that he attended the Teton Science School for one week during the spring semester of his junior year. The experience had a huge impact on his life. Eventually, that experience led to a career as a science teacher. He graduated from Campbell County High School in 1988, and went off to college in California and Texas. After receiving his BS degree from Texas Women's University in 1994, he was certified to teach at the University of North Texas in 1995. Immediately after being certified to teach secondary science, he moved to Colorado where he taught middle school and high school science, eventually becoming a teacher on special assignment working with secondary science teachers. He taught biology, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and advanced placement biology at the high school level. He earned his MA degree in integrated natural science from Colorado College in 2000, and a Ph.D. in biological education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007. While at UNC, he taught elementary science methods courses, biology for elementary education majors, and human anatomy lab. He is happily married to Kris, and they have three fabulous children and several foster children at any given time. He loves his family, the outdoors, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, biking, photography, playing volleyball, swimming, and simply watching nature.
Affiliations, Associations, Consultations: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
Current Committees: University Studies Program Committee; Science Math Teaching Center Advisory Board; Casper Mountain Science School Advisory Board; University Union (UU) Committee; UW/CC Learning Community Leadership Committee; UWC Scholarship Committee; Natrona County Science Fair Advisory Board; Student Appeals Committee