Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
- Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

Lisa Spradley

Lisa Spradley has been a member of the Women’s Studies Council for two years. Before coming to PSU, Dr. Spradley taught at Ohio Wesleyan University, did research at Texas Christian University, and was a public school teacher in Texas. She attended Texas Woman’s University, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees, and received an Ed.D. at Texas A&M University.  At PSU, Dr. Spradley teaches “The Water World,” “Children and Families in Society,” as well as a Science & Social Studies Content Methods course for  Cluster 2 Elementary Education students.   She also teaches K-8 Science Methods and Math Methods for graduate students.  Dr. Spradley is passionate about the importance of every elementary classroom providing fully developed, authentic science curricula so that young girls in particular experience on-going, multiple opportunities to “do what scientists really do.”  Science is a field of study in desperate need of more female professionals, especially women of color.

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