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Gail Richmond, Ph.D.

Professor of Science & Urban Education


Office Address

319 Erickson Hall
Department of Teacher Education
College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4854
Fax: (517) 432-5092
E-Mail: gailr@msu.edu

Research Interests

Professor Richmond's research is centered on scientific understanding--what it is, how it develops, and its importance, not only in the work of scientists, but in learning and teaching science. She also is interested in understanding better how agency and identity shape the development of such understanding. The first of these includes instructional (K-12 and university science classrooms, research laboratories), cultural (family, peer, community), and professional contexts. The second of these--professional and personal identity--also shapes how learning and teaching develop.

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut
Experimental Psychology: Neuroscience

MA, University of Connecticut
Physiological Psychology

A.B., Franklin and Marshall College
Psychology; Theater Arts