Dr. Nanette Marcum-Dietrich

Primary Investigator

Dr. Nanette Marcum-Dietrich

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pa

Dr. Nanette Marcum-Dietrich earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in science education from the University of Delaware in 2005. Dr. Marcum-Dietrich is a professor of Science Education and co-Director of the Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi) at Millersville University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate STEM education courses. She has been a professor at MU for 16 years and has 9 years of high school science teaching experience in Pennsylvania. In 2019, her NSF funded project, ISTEM for Teachers of Young Children, was the recipient of the Gerhard Salinger Award for work that exemplified, promoted, investigated, and/or enhanced teaching and learning in STEM through the effective application of the technological/engineering design activity and in 2018, Dr. Dietrich received MU’s Distinguished Civic Leadership Award which publicly recognizes notable leaders, and civic/community contributions on the part of individuals and entities that have had a positive impact locally, regionally, nationally or internationally for her work leading the Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi). As the PI on numerous large-scale projects, funded by the National Science Foundation, that designed, researched, and field-tested watershed curriculum for grade 5-12 in states projects across the country, Dr. Dietrich has the expertise and experience needed to lead the Shared Waters project, especially during this time of COVID-19. In the spring of 2020, as PI for the WATERS NSF funded grant, Dr. Dietrich researched the project’s response to transitioning the MWEE aligned middle school watershed curriculum online to support remote learning. This work resulted in two publications that are both timely and important to the field.

Marcum-Dietrich, N., Stunkard, C., Krauss, Z., Kerlin, S., Staudt, C., Ph.D., Muenz, T., & Kline, D. (in review). Stormy WATERS: COVID-19 transition to online learning for a National Science Foundation (NSF)- funded Environmental Education middle school curriculum. Applied Environmental Education & Communication.

Marcum-Dietrich, N., Stunkard, C., Krauss, Z., & Kerlin, S., (2021). Uncharted WATERS: Sustaining a Meaningful Student Teaching Experience Amidst a Global Pandemic via an Online STEM Curriculum. Current Issues in Middle Level Education.

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