Dr. Gregory T Rushton

Director, Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) and Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Gregory T Rushton
(615) 494-8738
(615) 898-5603
Room 103, Fairview Building (FAIR)
MTSU Box 82, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Areas of Expertise

The Rushton Research Group is interested in issues related to conceptual change in tertiary chemistry learning environments; classroom discourse practices; policy reform in K-16 chemistry education; large-scale demographic analyses of K-12 STEM teaching populations; science teacher leadership; curricular reform through research-driven decisions; pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in chemistry.

Biography

Greg Rushton comes to MTSU from SUNY Stony Brook, where he was an Associate Professor of Chemistry and an Associate Director of Science Education in the Institute for STEM Education (I-STEM). Rushton also held a faculty position for over a decade at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where he directed a graduate program in science education and taught in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  His research areas include conceptual change in tertiary chemistry learning environme...

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Greg Rushton comes to MTSU from SUNY Stony Brook, where he was an Associate Professor of Chemistry and an Associate Director of Science Education in the Institute for STEM Education (I-STEM). Rushton also held a faculty position for over a decade at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where he directed a graduate program in science education and taught in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  His research areas include conceptual change in tertiary chemistry learning environments, science classroom discourse practices; policy reform in K-16 chemistry education; large-scale demographic analyses of K-12 STEM teaching populations, and science teacher leadership.  Rushton has directed or co-directed more than twenty externally funded projects totaling nearly $17M since 2005, including awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He regularly shares his work at national and international meetings, and has authored or co-authored more than 40 refereed research manuscripts and book chapters in venues that reach diverse audiences such as Educational Researcher, Science Education, ACS Central Science, and the Journal of Chemical Education.  Rushton earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry and an M.Ed. in science education at the University of South Carolina, and an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Southern California.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

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