Kay Kohlhaas,
Assistant Professor of Science Education

Teaching Areas: Science education

Research Interest: Science equity, science performance, science teacher preparation

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2002
M.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1991
B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1970
Texas Lifetime Teaching Certificate, biology
Texas Lifetime Teaching Certificate, composite science

Published Research

“The Impact of Ethnicity and Disability on Below-Poverty Fifth-Graders’ Science Performance,” European Journal of Social Sciences. 2009

“A Comparison of White and Asian Fifth-Graders’ Science Performance,” European Journal of Social Sciences. 2009

“Transitioning to EC-6: Are We Ready?,” Texas Association of Teacher Educators’ Forum. 2009

 

Current Scholarly Projects

“Science Equity in Third Grade,” The Elementary School Journal. 2010

“Disaggregated Outcomes of Ethnicity, Gender and Poverty on Fifth-Grade Science Performance,” Research in Middle-Level Education Online. 2010

A Comparison of Third- and Fifth-Graders’ Science Performance

A Comparison of Fifth-Grade Science Teachers in the South with Nationwide Science Teachers

Presentations

“Southern Teachers’ Science Preparation and Science Certification Rates,” Center for Research, Evaluation & Advancement of Teacher Education Conference. Houston, Texas. 2009 

“The Influence of Ethnicity and Poverty on Third-Grade Science Outcomes,” Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference. Hartford, Conn. 2009

“The Impact of Ethnicity and Disability on Below-Poverty Students’ Science Performance,” Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference. Sacramento, Calif. 2010