Martina Nieswandt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

M.A., Ruhr University of Bochum, 1987
Ph.D., University of Kiel, 1996

(413) 577-1060

University of Massachusetts Amherst
362 Whitmore
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Student motivation, affect and learning; small group collaborative work; learning in-and-out of school.

  • Motivation, affects and cognition in learning and teaching science in grade K-16
  • Science teacher identity
  • Issues of English language learners in science classes
  • Urban education with emphasis on science teaching and learning
  • Publications