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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Beyond Granite: The Museum of the White Mountains Takes on STEM

As American students and workers fall behind their counterparts around the world in the science and technology fields, educators and policy makers have stressed the importance of strengthening our attention to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Exhibition curator Sarah Garlick writes about the connections between earth science, adventure, and the process of learning STEM in […]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college […]