Meredith Kier is an associate professor of science education. She prepares elementary and secondary teachers to teach science through equitable practices that engage all learners and also supports practicing teachers in the field to incorporate project-based learning and engineering design in their science lessons. Prior to being a professor at William & Mary, she served as a faculty member at Howard University in Washington, D.C. preparing science teachers; she also taught high school biology. While at Howard University, she was awarded an NSF ITEST award for her project “E-Communities: Investigating How a Collaboration Engineers and Teachers Influences Underserved Youth's Participation in Engineering Design.” She continues this work at William & Mary with her colleagues at Howard University, and also serves as co-PI on an NSF Noyce Award to recruit and prepare secondary preservice teachers to teach in high needs schools. Dr. Kier strives to rigorously research and collaborate with experienced researchers across the country to gain traction on finding the most equitable methods of teaching science. She regularly presents her work at local, national and international conferences and publishes her work in a variety of scholarly and practitioner journals.
Associate Professor and Chair, Curriculum & Instruction
Ph.D., North Carolina State University