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College of Education

Brooke Whitworth

Associate Professor, Science Education

Office: 418G Old Main
Phone: 864-656-2037
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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 Curriculum & Instruction Doctoral Program Coordinator. Her current research is focused on investigating the role of district science coordinators, professional development models, and how teachers adopt geospatial technology in their classrooms. In the future, she hopes to also investigate teacher leadership and differentiation in the classroom and in professional learning. Previously, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for three years, 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, physics teacher at the University North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC and for three years as a chemistry, physics, math teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. She frequently present at local, state, and national conferences on science education and provides workshops for schools, districts, and faculty in various locations.

Courses Taught

Teaching Secondary Science

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

BUCKETS Project Website

ResearchGate Profile