Kimberly N. Carroll Steward

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Nebraska- Lincoln's (UNL) School of Natural Resources.  Prior to attending UNL, I obtained my B.S. in Wildlife, Fishers, and Aquaculture with a minor in Psychology and a M.S in Forestry with a focus on Environmental Education Curriculum from Mississippi State University.  Working multiple years as Environmental Educator and curriculum designer I have developed a deep knowledge of current traditional classroom curricula requirements and standard-based alignments. I have been fortunate enough to experience teaching students, grades K-12, in traditional classrooms and informal education centers, as well as, training adults and other teachers.  I am currently a graduate research assistant for the National Science Foundation funded Climate Literacy through Epistemology of Scientific Modeling (CliMES) project. My research interests include pre-service and in-service teacher education, professional development, and teachers’ engagement in the discipline of science and environmental education.