Curriculum vitae

KIMBERLY NICOLE CARROLL STEWARD

Lincoln, NE 38503

Kimberly.carroll-steward@huskers.unl.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Natural Resources                                                University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Minor in STEM Education

       Committee Chair: Cory T. Forbes

       GPA: 3.917

       Committee members: TBD

       Dissertation: TBD

 

M.S., Forestry                                                                         Mississippi State University

     Minor in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (August 2015)

     Major Professor: Stephen Grado

     GPA: 4.0

     Committee members: Ryan Walker, Rebecca Schewe, Jessica Tegt, Leslie Burger

     Thesis: Mississippi teachers’ environmental awareness and usage of the Project               Learning Tree curriculum within traditional classrooms

 

B.S., Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture                                        Mississippi State University 

     Minor in Biology and Psychology (December 2011)

            Advisor: Samuel Rifel

GPA: 3.44, Cum Laude

Research activities:

  • Undergraduate researcher in small game population dynamics for Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Forest Recreation Management, Teaching Assistant                                           Fall 2014

  • Co-taught class and provided lecture support in the absence of the major professor

  • Rated average of 4.4 on 5-point instructor evaluation

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

In preparation (1)

Grado, S., Carroll Steward, K., Schewe, R., Walker, R., Tegt, J., and Burger., L., (in   

       preparation) Mississippi educators ‘usage of the Project Learning Tree curriculum

       within traditional classrooms.

 

Under review (2)

Forbes, C.T., Bhattacharya, D., Carroll Steward, K. & Chandler, M.A. (submitted, 2019).             Developing secondary students’ understanding of the Earth’s climate through                 computer-based Global Climate Models. Submitted to the International Journal of             Science Education.

 Bhattacharya, D., Sutter, A.M., Carroll Steward, K., Forbes, C.T., & Chandler, M.A.,                     (submitted, 2019). Climate literacy research: a systematic review. Submitted to the           Journal of Geoscience Teaching.

Peer-reviewed publications (1)

Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., Carroll Steward, K., & Sutter, A.M. (2018).

       Climate literacy: insights from research on K-16 climate education, Green School

       Catalyst Quarterly, V(4), 26-35.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS (2)

Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., Bhattacharya, D., Carroll Steward, K., Blake, J. Johnson, V.,

       Morrow, M., Mason, W. & De Grand, T. (submitted, 2019). Fostering Climate Literacy

       with Global Climate Models in Secondary Science Classrooms: Insights from a

       Collaborative Partnership, Henderson, J. A. & Drewes, A. (Eds.) Teaching climate

       change in the United States, New York: Routledge

Walker, R., Clary, R., Carroll, K., and Anthony, K., Harnessing the power or immersive

       innovative environmental experiences. In S. Latourelles (Ed.) Innovations in College

       Science Teaching, 2015. Society for College Science Teachers. (Chapter 1, pp. 5-20).

 

POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Oral Presentations (14)

Forbes, C.T., Bhattacharya, D., Carroll Steward, K., & Chandler, M.A., (2020, March). 

       Modelling, Assessment, and Promotion of Climate Literacy. Paper submitted to the

       annual international meeting of the National Association of Research in Science

       Teaching (NARST), Portland, OR.

Carroll Steward, K., Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., & Chandler, M.A., (2020, March).

       Secondary Science Teachers Implementation of a Curricular Intervention when

       Teaching with Global Climate Models. Paper submitted to the annual international

       meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST),

       Portland, OR.

Bhattacharya, D., Carroll Steward, K., Chandler, M.A. & Forbes, C.T. (2020, April). Using a

       global climate model-EzGCM to promote understanding of the Earth’s changing

       climate. Experiential session submitted for the annual meeting of the National

       Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Boston, MA.

Carroll Steward, K., Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, & C.T., Chandler, M.A., (2019, October).

       Secondary Teachers’ Implementation of a Model-Based Climate Curriculum Unit.

       Oral Presentation at North American Association for Environmental Education

       (NAAEE), Lexington, KY. 

Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., & Carroll Steward, K. (2019, September).

       Developing secondary students reasoning about the phenomenon of global climate

       change using model and data-based activities. Oral Presentation at the annual

       international meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Phoenix, AZ.

Carroll Steward, K., Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, & C.T., Chandler, M.A., (2019, September).

       Model-Based teaching and learning about Earth’s climate: two secondary teachers’

       implementation of a curriculum unit. Oral Presentation at the annual international

       meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Phoenix, AZ.

Carroll Steward, K., Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., (2019, September).

       Model-Based teaching and learning about Earth’s climate: two secondary teachers’

       implementation of a curriculum unit. Oral Presentation at the annual meeting of

       the Nebraska Academy of Science (NATS), Kearney, NE.

Carroll Steward, K., Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., (2019, July). Model-

       Based Teaching and Learning about Earth’s Climate: Two Secondary Teachers’

       Implementation of a Curriculum Unit. Oral Presentation at Earth Educators’

       Rendezvous (EER), Nashville, TN.

Bhattacharya, D., Chandler, M.A., Forbes, C.T., & Carroll Steward, K. (2019, April). Using a

       global climate model EzGCM to promote understanding of the Earth’s changing

       climate. Experiential session presented at the annual meeting of the National

       Science Teachers Association (NSTA), St. Louis, MO.

Bhattacharya, D., Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., & Carroll Steward, K. (2018, December).

       Student learning outcomes using model-based climate literacy in secondary

       Geoscience classrooms. Paper submitted to the annual international meeting of the

       American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, D.C.

Forbes, C.T., Chandler, M.A., Bhattacharya, D., & Carroll Steward, K. (2018, November).

       Developing secondary students’ understanding of the Earth’s climate through

       computer-based global climate models. Paper submitted to the annual international

       meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN.

Forbes, C.T., Bhattacharya, D., Chandler, M.A., Carroll Steward, K., & Sutter, A. M. (2018,

       October). Student learning outcomes using model-based climate literacy in

       secondary Geoscience classrooms. Paper submitted to the annual meeting of the

       North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), Spokane, WA.

Carroll, K. and Walker, R. (2015, February) Workshop for pre-service teachers to develop

       understand of the role of inquiry and place-based instruction in environmental

        education.  Mississippi Academy of Sciences 79th Annual Meeting, Hattiesburg, MS

Carroll, K., Grado, S., Schewe, R., Walker, R., Tegt, J., and Burger., L. (2014, March)

       Environmental education awareness of Mississippi teachers. Southeastern Natural

       Resources Graduate Student Symposium, Starkville, MS

 

Poster Presentations (4)

Bhattacharya, D., Carroll Steward, K., Forbes, C.T., & Chandler, M.A., (2019, July).

       Promoting Student Understanding of the Earth’s Climate through Models-based

       Learning in Secondary Geo-Science Classrooms. Poster Presentation at Earth

       Educators’ Rendezvous (EER), Nashville, TN.

Bhattacharya, D., Sutter, A.M., Carroll Steward, K., Forbes, C.T., & Chandler, M.A.  (2019,

       March). Climate literacy research: A systematic review. Poster presented the annual

       international meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching

       (NARST), Baltimore, MD.

Forbes, C.T., Bhattacharya, D., Chandler, M.A., Carroll Steward, K., & Sutter, A. M. (2018,

       October). Promoting model-based climate literacy in secondary Geoscience

       classrooms. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the North American

        Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), Spokane, WA.

Carroll, K., Grado, S., Schewe, R., Walker, R., Tegt, J., and Burger., L. (2013, November)

       Mississippi teachers’ environmental awareness and usage of the Project Learning

       Tree curriculum within traditional classrooms (project research proposal), College

       of Forest Resources Graduated Student Seminar, Mississippi State, MS.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Lincoln- Nebraska,

Lincoln, NE.                                                                                         June 2018-current

  • National Science Foundation funded (DRL 1720838 and 1719872), four-year, mixed-methods, design-based research project investigating classroom use of EzGCM (Easy Global Climate Modeling), a web-based climate modeling suite designed to provide non-scientists experiences with climate modeling. 

Environmental Educator, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks,

Colombia, MD.                                                                                 June 2017- May 2018

  • Promote environmental literacy among residents of Howard County Maryland

  • Lead and facilitate environmentally based education experiences for students in Howard County Public Schools and homeschool students

  • Provide care to facilities diverse captive animal population.  

Environmental Education and Curriculum Consultant, Project Learning Tree,

Washington D.C.                                                                                  April 2016- Current

  • Assist in all aspect of Project Learning Tree’s curriculum improvement and development

  • Project Lead for 2017 Forest of the World Secondary Module curriculum reprint

  • Edit and maintain PLT online curriculum pilot website, hosted on WordPress

  • Provided content analysis of 2015 pilot test of online curriculum units for grades 3-5 and provided recommendations for unit improvement

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University,

Mississippi State, MS                                                                     August 2013-May 2015

  • Developed and administered web-based survey instrument to Mississippi educators train in Project Learning Tree (PLT) to measure usage of PLT materials post-training and to quantify environmental awareness.   

Interim Assistant Director of Education and Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitator, Northwoods Wildlife Center,

Minocqua, WI                                                                             January 2012-June 2012

  • Led the development of distances learning environmental programs for pre-K and kindergarten students throughout the state of Wisconsin.

  • Managed in person programs, center tours, intern scheduling, overnight care of sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife, and care of resident captive wildlife.

  • Reasonable for the selection and training of center interns.  

Environmental Education Intern, Northwoods Wildlife Center,

Minocqua, WI                                                                                    May 2010-June 2010

                                                                                                         May 2011-July 2011

  • Responsible for daily administrative tasks, educational programs, care of sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife, and resident captive animals.   

  • Served as front desk receptionist and completed front desk daily operations.  

Resident Advisor/Senior Resident Advisor, Mississippi State University,

Mississippi State, MS                                                                May 2009-December 2011

  • Managed scheduling and training of a team of 20 core employees for 24/7 front desk operations at a residential hall.

  • Severed as a liaison between the residents and the Department of Housing facilitating two-way communication between groups.

  • Managed multiple events and activities for special student groups including, English language learners, first-generation students, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, and minority students.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Member, 2018-current

  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Member, 2018-current

  • American Geophysical Union, Member, 2018-current

  • Geological Society of America, Member, 2018-current

  • Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education, Member, 2016-current

  • Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society, Member, 2015- current

  • North American Association of Environmental Education, Member, 2014-current

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Member, 2014-current

  • National Science Teachers Association, Member, 2014-current

  • Women in the Natural Recourses, Member, 2013-2015

  • The Wildlife Society, Member, 2007-current

  • National Residence Hall Honorary, Member, 2009-2011

  • Day One Leadership Program, Member, 2007-2008

 

SERVICE

Reviewer

  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Proposal Reviewer, 2018-current

  • North American Association of Environmental Education, Proposal Reviewer, 2018-current

  • Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience, Proposal Reviewer, 2018-current

 

Volunteer Experiences

  • Project Learning Tree Facilitator, Mississippi and Maryland (2015-current)

  • Science Fair Judge, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School, Starkville, MS (2015)

  • Science Olympiad, Armstrong Middle School, Starkville, MS (2014-2015)

  • Larry Box Environmental Education Center (2013-2015)

  • Discovery Days Program (2013-2015)

  • Youth Environmental Science (YES!) Program (2009-2011,2013-2015)

  • Natural Resources Summer Camp Counselor (2014)

 

CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING

  • CITI Human Subjects Research Certification (August 2018), Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

  • Certified to teach Project Learning Tree to students and certified to facilitate Project Learning Tree workshops for educators

  • First Aid Certification (August 2017), Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks with American Red Cross

  • CPR Certification (August 2017), Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks with American Red Cross

  • ATV Safety Certification (April 2015), Mississippi State Department of Health

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Certification (August 2013), Mississippi State University

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation License (February 2012), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Hunters Safety Certification (May 2010), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in partnership with Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

  • IACUC Animal-based Research Certification (January 2010), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee