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Cynthia Christine Mi Deaton

Associate Professor

Office: 407E
Phone: 864-656-5115
Email: cdeaton@clemson.edu
Vita: Click Here
Website: http://www.clemson.edu/~cdeaton

Educational Background

Ph.D. Science Education
University of Georgia 2007

M.Ed Science Education
Georgia Southern University 2001

B.S. Biology
Valdosta State University 1998

Profile

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:
Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate
Gifted Education Teacher Certificate (In-Field)
Secondary Science Teaching Certificate for Broadfield Science (7-12)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
Associate Professor of Science Education Clemson University 2014-current
* Program Coordinator for Elementary Education Program (2014-2015)
Assistant Professor of Science Education Clemson University 2008-2014
Assistant Professor of Science Education University of Mississippi 2006-2008
ITQG Project Director/Graduate Assistant University of Georgia 2005-2006
Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant University of Georgia 2003-2005
Curriculum Developer/Graduate Assistant University of Georgia 2002-2003

K-12 TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Secondary Science Teacher Brunswick High School 1999-2002

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
*Director & Principal Investigator January 2015- current
iScience: Inquiry Science with Mobile Learning Professional Development Project (Clemson University & Spartanburg School District 7)
*Director & Principal Investigator July 2013-current
LMaST: Learning Mathematics and Science with Technology Professional Development (Clemson University & Spartanburg School District 7)
*Research Coordinator & Co-Principal Investigator August 2015-current
SC Center of Excellence for Mobile Learning Research Group (Clemson University & Anderson University Collaboration)
*Co-Director July 2014
The Clemson Integrated Mathematics and Science Technology Institute (Professional Development) (Clemson University)
*Director & Principal Investigator 2013-2014
Project RES: Reform-based Environmental Science (Mobile Learning Integration) Professional Development (Clemson University & Spartanburg School District 7)
*Co-Director & Principal Investigator 2009-2013
Project RES: Reform-based Environmental Science Professional Development (Clemson University & Orangeburg School District 3 and 5)
*Project Director & Principal Investigator 2005-2006
Project TEAMS: Teaching Environmental and Multicultural Science, Learning and Performance Support Laboratory, University of Georgia

Courses Taught

ED Introduction to Scientific Inquiry (Course for Emerging Scholars program)
EDF 9790: Introduction to Qualitative Research (Doctoral course)
EDF 9710: Case Study and Ethnographic Research (Doctoral Course)
ED 3970: Creative Inquiry
ED 4390: Education Honors Capstone
EDEL 4510/4511: Elementary Methods in Science Teaching
EDEL 4510/4511H: Elementary Methods in Science Teaching (Honors section)
EDEL 4810: Directed Teaching in the Elementary School (Student Teaching)
ED 4380: Independent Study (Undergraduate course on Teaching Science in Elementary Schools)
ED 902: Independent Study (Doctoral course on Designing and Implementing Professional Development)
ED 738: Cells and Genetics (Masters course for MAT Middle Grades program)

Research Interests

Reflective Practice
Intentional use of technology for supporting teaching and learning
Preservice Teacher Preparation
Professional Development for Science Teachers (K-12)