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College of Education

Brooke Whitworth

Associate Professor, Science Education

Office: 418G Old Main
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Science Education
University of Virginia 2014

M.Ed. Secondary Science Education
Wake Forest University 2002

B.A. Chemistry
William Jewell College 2001


Dr. Whitworth is an Associate Professor in Science Education at Clemson University and currently serves as the Teaching & Learning Doctoral Program Coordinator. Her current research is focused on investigating the role of district science coordinators, professional development models, the differentiation of professional learning, and science teacher leaders. Previously, Dr. Whitworth worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for three years and as an Assistant Professor for three years at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ. Prior to that, she worked for six years as a chemistry and physics teacher at the University North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC and for three years as a chemistry, physics, and math teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. She frequently presents at local, state, and national conferences on science education and provides workshops for schools, districts, and faculty across the country. Dr. Whitworth currently serves as the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Treasurer-Secretary. She also recently received the Association for Science Teacher Education Outstanding Science Educator

Courses Taught

Teaching Secondary Science
Secondary Science Capstone
Doctoral Seminar I
Doctoral Seminar II

Research Interests

District Science Coordinators
Professional Learning & Development
Teacher Leadership
Adoption of Geospatial Technology & Geospatial Inquiry
Changing Practices of Higher Education STEM Faculty


SCAFFOLD Project Website

BLAST Project Website

SPLENDIT Project Website

PAWS Project Website

ResearchGate Profile