Martina Nieswandt

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Martina Nieswandt

Associate Professor
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Math, Science, & Learning Technologies


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362 Whitmore


M.A., Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, 1987

Ph.D., Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, 1996


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


  • Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies