Anne Coleman, Ph.D. joined the Cabrini College faculty as a science professor in 2005.
Her specialty is “Super Science” - a year-long class for elementary and special education majors combining courses in physical science, life science, and ecology - in which students learn how to teach these subjects.
“I believe that this is the way to effectively train elementary and special education majors for their future teaching careers,” Coleman says.
She says that she joined the faculty because of Cabrini's strong academic reputation and its history of positioning students to be citizens of the world.
“Cabrini is a special place dedicated not only to preparing students for future careers, but also to preparing future citizens that will be engaged and care about the world around them,” she says.
Her teaching philosophy is based on active engagement, and she encourages students to participate in educational activities outside of the classroom.
Coleman and her students host the annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Science Olympiad, an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education.
She and her students also were involved in “Trail Days,” a festival held each year in the town of Damascus, Va., and “Science on Saturday,” a traveling series of free lectures and demonstrations for middle and high school students.
Coleman earned a bachelor's of science in Biology from Eastern University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Allegheny University of the Health Sciences.
Her research includes the relationship between teaching methods, cortisol levels, and student learning; and active teaching pedagogy and its effect on student performance. Coleman has also presented her work to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
In her spare time, Coleman mentors foster and adoptive parents of children with special needs. She is an active member of her church, where she teaches Sunday school. She enjoys camping, kayaking, science fiction, and coffee. She lives in Phoenixville, Pa.
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