Emily Dare is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at Florida International University. Previously, she taught at Michigan Technological University from 2015 to 2018, where she is still an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences. She received her BS in Physics from Brandeis University in 2008, her MS in Physics from Tufts University in 2011, and her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction – STEM Education from the University of Minnesota in 2015.
Her research interests are focused on K-12 STEM education. In particular, she is interested in supporting science teachers’ reform-based instruction while simultaneously understanding their beliefs. As science classrooms shift to more integrated STEM approaches, this is especially critical. Additionally, Emily has a passion for working with K-12 students to understand how changes in classroom instruction impacts their attitudes towards and beliefs about STEM fields. In particular, she is looking at methods that positively impact girls, which may increase the number of women pursuing careers in STEM-related fields where they are currently underrepresented.