Martina Nieswandt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

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

(413) 545-0981

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Room 110, Furcolo Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Students' interests and motivation; Computational media for learning; Learning in- and out-of-school; External representations and student cognition.

  • 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