- Mobile, AL
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Eight years of leadership experience in the non-profit education sector. Six years of experience in program development, staff training, supervision and evaluation. Five years of experience in preparation and maintenance of department budgets. Four years of experience in grant writing and fund development.
Mobile, AL Consultant Provided curriculum development services for the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy serving over 144 9th-12th grade students in Southwest Alabama. Provided program evaluation services including the development of a program logic model, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and final reports. Provided grant writing services related to the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy. Grant writing activities are currently underway.
2011-2016 · National Science Foundation · Primary Investigator
The EYE Module Study (DRK-12 #0918769) was a five-million-dollar curriculum development project. Led the development of 8 integrated STEM units, the EYE Modules. The EYE Modules are developed by an interdisciplinary team of math, science, engineering and technology content experts, business leaders, and curriculum writers in Alabama and Massachusetts. (See EYE Module Impact Report)
2012-2015 · Toyota USA EYE on STEM Leadership Academy · Program Director
The purpose of the $150,000 program was to build capacity to expand and sustain STEM education in Mobile County, AL. Over 500 teachers, principals, district administrators, business and community leaders participated over three years. The resulting product was the Mobile County STEM Community Blueprint presented at the Mobile County 2015 STEM Community Conference. (See Toyota STEM Blueprint)
2015 · Leadership Mobile · Participant
The mission of Leadership Mobile, a program of Mobile United, is to seek, train and empower leaders who are committed to supporting and leading community growth and progress through networking and collaborative problem solving.
Van Haneghan, J., Harlan, J., & Dean, M. (in press) Issues in the design, testing, and scaling up of a middle school integrated STEM engineering focused curriculum. Research in K-12 STEM Education, Policy and Practice [Special issue]. Research in the Schools
Martin, S. F., Green, A., & Dean, M. (2016) African American Women in STEM Education: The Cycle of Microaggressions from P-12 Classrooms to Higher Education and Back. In Thomas, U., & Drake, J. (Eds.), Critical Research on Sexism and Racism in STEM Fields (pp. 135-143). doi:4018/978-1-5225-0174-9.ch007
Harlan, J., Pruet, S., Van Haneghan, J., Dean, M. (2014) Using Curriculum-Integrated Engineering Modules to Improve Understanding of Math and Science Content and STEM Attitudes in Middle Grades Students. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Indianapolis, IN.
Pruet, S., Van Haneghan, J., Dean, M., (2013). Using the E in STEM as a Catalyst for Science and Mathematics Curriculum Reform in a Large School District. American Society for Engineering Educators. Atlanta, GA.
Pruet, S., Dean, M., Duke, J., (2013). Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE) Modules: Integrating and Bringing Relevance to Core Middle Grades Mathematics and Science Content. NSF Successful STEM Ed: STEM Smart Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Van Haneghan, J., Pruet, S., Dean, M., DeCristofano, C., Waltman, R., (2012). Keeping an EYE on Things: Classroom Observation and Fidelity of Implementation. P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit. Washington D.C.