Gillian Roehrig

My research and teaching interests are centered on the preparation and retention of secondary science teachers, technology integration to promote reform-based science instruction, and STEM integration. I am particularly interested in induction support and mentoring of beginning science teachers. My research agenda has been focused on the constraints experienced by these beginning teachers as they implement inquiry-based instruction in their classrooms and how these constraints can be mitigated through participation in a science-focused induction program. Key areas of interest have been the teaching beliefs and views of the nature of science held by the beginning teachers, and the role of curriculum in supporting beginning teachers.