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Dr. Judith Sweeney Lederman (RI '92)

Professor Emeritus

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL

Subject(s) taught: Science Education

At the time of the Award, Dr. Judith Sweeney Lederman was:

Lincoln Junior/Senior High School
Lincoln, RI

Subject(s) taught: Science

Biographical Information

Dr. Judith Sweeney Lederman is Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. She has over 600 national and international presentations/publications on the teaching and learning of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science in both formal and informal settings. She also has co-authored an elementary science teaching methods text. She has presented in Taiwan, Australia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, France, China,Chile and South Africa. In 2008 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to work in South Africa.She helped to establish the new Perspectives IIT Math and Science Academy. She continues to work with the faculty there to develop and implement science and math curriculum. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and is past president of the Council for Elementary Science International (CESI). She chaired the Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE) Committee on Informal Science Education and was a member of the Equity committees for National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) and ASTE.

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Milestone: Judith Lederman (RI '92) Honored by Stockholm University

Additional Information


2007 PhD, Curtin University of Technology

1981 M.A., Rocester Polytechnic Institute

1972 B.A., Rhode Island College

Teaqching and Learning of Inquiry and Nature of Science in formal and informal settings