Debbie Kinne Jackson (Dr. Jackson), EdD
 Title: Chair & Professor
Director, STEMM Education Center
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 304
 Phone: 216-687-5240
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 304, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
STEM, STEM Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Beliefs, Teacher Practices, Pre-service Teachers' Experiences, Influence of Education on Teaching Practice, Engineering Education
B.S., Education, Bowling Green State University, 1995
Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Cincinnati, 2004
Brief Bio:
Dr. Debbie K. Jackson currently serves as the Interim Department Chair of Teacher Education, the Faculty in Residence at MC2STEM High School and Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. Dr. Jackson taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in two different high schools before joining the faculty at CSU in 2004.   At Cleveland State University, teaching and partnerships are the focus of Dr. Jackson's efforts. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in curriculum redesign within the teacher education programs and in STEM education. She teaches and supervises students in the Adolescent Young Adult Teacher Preparation Program for mathematics and science teachers. Dr. Jackson also is a co-principal investigator for several grants related to STEM education, teacher preparation, project-based instruction and computer science education.
Honors and Awards:
Cleveland State University Faculty Service Award, 2017
Health Affinity Professionals Community Faculty of the Year, April 2016
Cleveland State University Merit Award, 2013-2017
Teaching Areas:
STEM Education
Project based learning
Secondary Mathematics and Science Teacher Education
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association
Association for Science Teacher Educators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
National Science Teacher'sAssociation
Science Education Council of Ohio
Professional Experience:
Faculty Fellow, MC2STEM High School, 2015-present

Co-Director, Metropolitan Cleveland Consortium for STEM, Regional Hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, 2012-present

Co-Director, Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE), 2012-present

Co-Director, Project CREATE, Curriculum Redesign Effort Advancing Teacher Education, 2012-present

Associate Director for Education and Training for the Cleveland State University Transportation Center, 2009-present
University Service:
CSUteach Program Coordinator
Project CREATE Co-Director
Faculty Senator
Teacher Education Advisory Council
CSUTeach Steering Committee
Professional Service:
Reviewer, National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting
Reviewer, Association for Science Teacher Educators Annual Meeting
Research Grants:
Jackson, D., Sridhar, N., Harper, B. (2017-2020). Understanding equity and access in a CSforAll implementation. Funded by the National Science Foundation, $999,981

Sridhar, N., Jackson, D., Misra, S., & Hamlen, K. (2013-2016). Computing in Secondary Schools. Funded by the National Science Foundation Computing Education for the 21st Century. $1,000,000.

Jackson, D. (2012-2014). Cleveland regional STEM and embed support. Funded through the Battelle Foundation and the Great Lakes Science Center. $75,000.

Sorreno, L., Scarcella, C., & Jackson, D. (2012-2013). Transportation management pathways at Max S. Hayes High School. Funded by the Garrett Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program. $408,195

Gold, L., Duffy, S., Sridhar, N., Jackson, D., & Scott, J. (2012-2016). University Scholars in STEM. Funded by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM), $600,000

Holcomb, J., Duffy, S., Resnick, A., & Jackson, D. (2012-2017). Mathematics achievement as a STEP for STEM success (MAS3). Funded by the National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP). $975,186

Goodell, J., Jackson, D., Corrigan, D., Sridhar, N., & Holcomb, J. (2011-2016). MUST STEM Fellows. Funded by the National Science Foundation Noyce Teacher Scholarships, $1,199,998

Pardee, S., Jackson, D., & Duffy, S. (2011-2012). Elementary flow at Boulevard: Seeding inquiry into engineering. Funded by the Garrett Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program, $233,977

Jackson, D (2009). Graduate STEM Fellow at Cleveland State University:  Bridging the K-20 Divide. Ohio STEM Learning Network. $30,062.

Goodell, J., Jackson, D., Kaufman, M., & Lupton, G. (2009-2014). CSUTeach: Preparing a New Generation of Noyce Scholars. Funded by the National Science Foundation Noyce Teacher Scholarships, $1,400,000

Goodell, J., Jackson, D., Kaufman, M., & Lupton, G. (2009-2014). Teacher Preparation Reform Consortium. Submitted as one of four universities with the UTeach Institute to the Department of Education, Teacher Quality Grants Program. $2,000,00

Goodell, J., Jackson, D. Phillips-Bey, C., Badder, J., Schmidt, N., and Gojak, L. (2005-2009). Partnering for success: Improving Mathematics and Science Teaching in Northeast Ohio Classrooms. Funded by the Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Projects, $1,500,000

Jackson, D. (2010). Teachers and graduate students partnering to incorporating engineering in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Funded by the CSU University Transportation Center, $14,500

Ferguson, R. & Jackson, D. (2009-2010). Creating standards-based lessons inspired by public policy. Funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. $11,000