James Farrel Kilbane (Jim), Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Prof-Clincl STEM Edu
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 351
 Phone: 216-523-7136
 Email: J.F.KILBANE@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 351, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
teacher inquiry, student inquiry, collaborative inquiry, professional development, school reform
 
Education:
Ph.D., Curriculum Studies, Indiana University, 2007
M.A., Educational Supervision, Baldwin-Wallace University, 1995
M.S., Environmental Education, Aurora University, 1990
B.S., Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University, 1980
 
Brief Bio:
Jim began his teaching career in outdoor settings before moving to a middle school science classroom in Lakewood for thirteen years.  Jim then worked for ten years with school reform in Indiana, affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a school coach and executive director for the organization.  Jim moved to New York City to teach science education at Pace University as well as work with teachers from local partner schools to implement student inquiry.  Jim followed this with three years working with schools in New Orleans and the Tulane University teacher certification program.  His current research looks at the simultaneous development of teacher inquiry and student inquiry.  Though a science educator, Jim has a strong interest in integrative curriculum.  He hopes to develop stronger partnerships between schools, community agencies, parents, and the teacher education program at Cleveland State.
 
Honors and Awards:
Honorable Mention, James T. Sears Award, Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference, 2005.

University Fellowship, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University, 1996, 1997, 1998.

Associate's Award (1996), Chair's Award (1992), The Institute for Earth Education.
 
Research Interests:
I am interested in assisting teachers with using student inquiry (in all disciplines).  Since teachers have limited experience themselves with the inquiry process my professional development activities, as well as research into those efforts, provided teachers experience with doing an inquiry into their own practice to experience the process.  Teachers were simultaneously implementing student inquiry with their students.  The professional development activities of my colleague and I supported the interplay between these two levels of inquiry while our research explored that interplay.
 
Teaching Areas:
Science education; STEM education; student inquiry; integrated curriculum; methods of teaching
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Phi Delta Kappa
Coalition for Essential Schools
National Science Teachers Association
National Council Teachers of Mathematics
Science Education Council of Ohio
The Institute for Earth Education
 
Professional Experience:
Interim Director, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. January 2014 to June 2014.

Professor of Practice, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. July 2011 to January 2014.

Assistant Professor, Pace University, New York, NY. January 2007 to June 2011.

Executive Director, Indiana Essential Schools Network, Indianapolis, IN. June 2000 to June 2006.

School Reform Coach, Indiana Essential Schools Network, Indianapolis, IN. November 1998 to June 2000.

Associate Instructor/Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. September 1996 to July 1999.

Lead Teacher, Integrated Curriculum Project, Lakewood City Schools, Lakewood, OH. August 1995 to June 1996.

Science Teacher, 7th & 8th grades, Lakewood City Schools, Lakewood, OH. September 1984 to July 1995.
 
University Service:
Coordinator, Middle Childhood Education Program Committee
Member, Adolescent/Young Adolescent Program Committee
Member, Office of Field Services Advisory Committee
Member, Academic Space Committee
Advisor, Ultimate Frisbee Club
 
Professional Service:
Chair, Curriculum & Pedagogy Group
Acting Chair, 2015 Chair, 2012; Chair-Elect, 2011; Conference Registrar, 2010, 2014.
Conference Site Coordinator, 2012-2016.

Member, Transfer Assurance Guarantee Review Committee, 2016-2017

Secretary-Treasurer, Comprehensive School Reform SIG, AERA, April 2009 to 2010.
Membership Director, Comprehensive School Reform SIG, AERA, April 2008 to 2009.
 
Community Service:
Board of Directors, Safely Home
 
Research Grants:
Students as Inquirers, Teachers as Inquirers, Teacher Leader Quality Partnership, 2009-2010, $245,000 (with C. Clayton).  Renewed 2010-2011, $245,000.

Meeting Middle School Science Standards through Inquiry, Indiana Commission on Higher Education, 2003-2005, $125,000.

Inquiring Collaboratively about Standards-Based, but not Standardized Learning for All Students, Indiana Department of Education, 2000-2002, $245,000.