Faculty Profile

Dr. Michael J. Cullin

mcullin@lhup.edu | 107 East Campus Science Center, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2813

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Education:  

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (Science Education), The Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed., Secondary Education, East Stroudsburg University

B.S.Ed., Secondary Education, Physics

B.S., Physics, Kutztown University  

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Science Teaching Methods I & II, Student Teaching and Practicum, Algebra-based and General Education Physics

Courses Developed: Major revisions to Science Teaching Methods I & II; Science, Technology, and Society

Programs Developed: Revised Secondary Science Education Program for alignment with National Science Teachers Association Science Teacher Preparation Education Standards

Professional Publications: 

Shane, J. & Cullin, M. (2007). Safety resources for science teachers. PSTA Exchange. 30(4). (pp.3-5). 

Crawford, B. A. & Cullin, M. J. (2005). Dynamic assessments of preservice teachers’ knowledge of models and modelling.  In Boersma, K.,Goedhart, M., de Jong, O., & Eijkelhof, H. (Eds.) Research and the quality of science education. (pp. 309 - 324). Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. 

Crawford, B.A. & Cullin, M.J. (2004). Supporting prospective teachers’    conceptions of modelling in science. International Journal of Science Education. v.26(11). pp. 1379-1401. 

Cullin, M.J., & Crawford, B. A. (2003). Using technology to support  prospective science teachers in learning and teaching about scientific models . Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. [Online serial], 2(4). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol2/iss4/science/article1.cfm 

Professional Presentations: 

Cullin, M., & Van Hook, S. (2012). Busting Mythconceptions in Physics. Presentation at the CPS-AAPT at Penn State University, University Park, PA. [March 24, 2012]

Cullin, M. (2011). Thorium Energy. Presentation at the Annual Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Convention, Hershey, PA. Dec. 1, 2011.

Cullin, M., & Van Hook, S. (2010). Busting Mythconceptions in Physics. Presentation at the Annual Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Convention, Hershey, PA. Dec. 2, 2010.

Jay, T., & Cullin, M. (2010). Using Art to Teach Chemistry Concepts. Presentation at the Annual Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Convention, Hershey, PA. Dec. 3, 2010.

Gerardi, A., & Cullin, M. (2010). Biological Organic Compounds That Make Sense. Presentation at the Annual Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Convention, Hershey, PA. Dec. 3, 2010. 

Arbaugh, F, Cullin, M., Monk, & D. Nichols, S.  (2010). Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy. Presentation at the PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly, Hershey, PA. Oct. 27, 2010.

Cullin, M. (2010). Contexts for Teaching Physics Concepts in a General Education Science Course. Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Philadelphia, PA. [March 18] 

Naftziger-Kolb, J., & Cullin, M. (2010). Addressing Middle School Students’ Force and Motion Misconceptions. Poster presentation at the Joint Meeting with CPS, SES & NJ sections of the AAPT at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA. [March 12] 

Van Hook, S., & Cullin, M. (2010). Busting Mythconceptions about Physics Concepts in the Introductory University Laboratory. Presentation at the Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Washington, D.C. [February 15] 

Van Hook, S., & Cullin, M. (2009). Mythbusting in the University Introductory Physics Lab. Presentation at the Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Ann Arbor, MI. [July 27] 

Cullin, M., Courson, S., Haefner, L., & Zembal-Saul, C. (2009). Making Your Methods Course More Inquiry-Based. Presentation at the International Conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Hartford, Ct.

Areas of Expertise: Science Teacher Education, Nature of Science, Inquiry, Physics Curriculum & Instruction

 

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