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Andrea C. Burrows

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor

 

Associate Professor Andrea BurrowsContact

Email: Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307-766-3275
Office: Education Building 14

Biography

Andrea C. Burrows is the College of Education's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and professor in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Wyoming (UW). In 2021 she won the Association for Science Teacher Education's (ASTE) Outstanding Science Educator of the Year (Award 1). Her research interests include integrated STEM education and partnerships, and she works with pre-service as well as in-service teachers. Her main focus is on secondary STEM teachers and students, however, she routinely engages with K-12 student and teacher audiences. She creates and implements a variety of teacher professional developments (e.g., WRNA, WySLICE, GenCyber, Engineering is Elementary) and K-12 student camps (e.g., TACoS, GenCyber).

An active member of AERA, ASEE, ASTE, NARST, NSTA, and SITE, Dr. Burrows has presented at over 150 conferences. She has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Chemical Education), and has multiple book chapters and edited books. In addition, she serves internationally as chair for multiple special interest groups (SIG) and divisions (e.g., SITE Science Education SIG chair, AERA Science Teaching & Learning SIG chair, and ASEE PCEE chair). She is currently the Co-Editor of CITE Journal Science (Journal of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education - Science Education.

Dr. Burrows has extensive grant experience with over nine million dollars in total funding and over three million as the principal investigator (PI). She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Wyoming Department of Education, international industries, and local entities. She directs the SEED Lab and works alongside her graduate students.

Dr. Burrows received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a science specialization from the University of Cincinnati in 2011, her M.S. in Science Education from Florida State University, and her B.S. in Science Education/Biology from the University of Central Florida. She supervised student teachers and taught at Northern Kentucky University before coming to UW. Since joining UW in 2011, she has won several internal awards including the UW CoE Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship in 2015, UW CoE Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Education Profession in 2016, and UW CoE Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship in 2019. Before beginning her work in higher education, she taught high school and middle school mathematics and science for 12 years in Florida and Virginia.

Education

  • Ed.D., University of Cincinnati 2011
  • M.S., Florida State University 1994
  • B.S., University of Central Florida 1992 

Research Interests

  • STEM partnerships
  • Secondary teacher partnerships
  • Scientists in secondary education
  • Grant funded partnership evaluations
  • Engineering Education

Teaching

  • Science Methods I and II
  • Residency in Teaching
  • Graduate science education courses

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation

  • AERA: American Educational Research Association
  • ASTE: Association for Science Teacher Education
  • NARST: National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • NSTA: National Science Teachers Association
  • ASEE: American Society for Engineering Education
  • SITE: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • AAC&U: Association of American Colleges and Universities

Curriculum Vitae

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