Andrea C. Burrows is an assistant professor in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Wyoming (UW), where she teaches courses in science methods and pedagogy. interests include: 1) Pre-Service Teacher Education, 2) Engineering Education, 3) In-Service Teacher Professional Development, and 4) STEM Education all viewed through partnerships specifically targeting the meanings, negotiations, and conceptual changes associated with those partnerships. Her focus in on secondary teachers and students in the STEM disciplines, however, she has had experiences with elementary STEM teachers and students.
An active member of AERA, ASEE, ASTE, NARST, NSTA, and SITE. Dr. Burrows has presented over 50 conferences. She has published in several journals, including the Journal of Chemical Education, and has several articles and book chapters under review. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for conference proposals (e.g. AERA, ASEE, and ASTE) and journal articles (e.g. Action in Teacher Education). She is currently the Co-Editor of CITE – The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education in Science Education.
Dr. Burrows has extensive grant experience. She is currently the PI on a NSF Noyce grant, DOE MSP grant, and other grants. She is the CoPI on a NSF AST grant and a PhysTec grant. She was hired as an external evaluator to conduct research and write on community/university partnership relations at the University of Cincinnati, and she continues evaluations for other grants at UW and other institutions.
Dr. Burrows received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a science specialization from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. While conducting her doctoral work, she received the Lillian C. Sherman Award for outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Burrows taught at Northern Kentucky University for five years. Since 2011 she has held the assistant professor position in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Wyoming (UW). She was awarded the UW College of Education (CoE) Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship in 2013, the UW CoE Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship in 2015, and the UW CoE Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Education Profession in 2016. Before beginning her work in higher education, she taught high school and middle school science (biology, integrated science, physical science, geology, and research) for 12 years in Florida and Virginia.