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Heidi Masters

Specialty area(s)

Science Education

Brief biography

Dr. Heidi Masters is an Assistant Professor in Educational Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) and teaches science methods courses to future teachers. She recently received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in science education from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has taught fifth and sixth grade science in Ogden, Utah and continues to involve herself in STEM programs and research.

Current courses at UWL

EDS 421; EDS 445


2010-2015: Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2008: M.S. in Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2002-2007: B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching history

2015-present: Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2010-2015: Associate Instructor at Indiana University - Bloomington

2007-2010: Public School Teacher at Ogden Preparatory Academy in Ogden, Utah

Research and publishing

Wiebke, H., & Park Rogers, M. (2014). Transition to science teacher educator: Tensions experienced while learning to teach lesson sequencing. Studying Teacher Education, 10(3), 222- 238.

Maltese, A., Melki, C., & Wiebke, H. (2014). The nature of experiences responsible for the generation and maintenance of interest in STEM. Science Education, 98(6), 937-962.

Amador, J., Vesperman, C., & Wiebke, H. (2012). Eliciting geometric student thinking through questioning techniques. Wisconsin Teachers of Mathematics, 62(2), 7-10.

Wiebke, H. L., Park Rogers, M. A., & Nargund-Joshi, V. (2011). Sizing up the solar system.
Science and Children, 49(1), 36-41.