Dr. Jill A. Black



Department

Geography Geology and Planning
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, University of Missouri
  • MS, Resource Planning, Missouri State University
  • BS, Secondary Education (Biology), Southeast Missouri State University

Teaching

  • GRY 240 - Earth Science for Teachers
  • GRY 315 - Service Learning in Geography

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, Aug. 2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, Aug. 2007-2012
  • Lecturer, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, 1998-2007
  • Nine years experience as public high school and middle school science teacher
  • GIS Cartographer, City of Springfield Planning Department, April-Dec. 1997

Research and professional interests

Selected publications

  • Black, A.A. (2014) Why No Earth Science in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics Course Progression? What Do Students and Teachers Think? Journal for Geoscience Education. Submitted for publication.
  • Black, A. A. Earth Science for Teachers Laboratory Manual: An Inquiry, Spatial & GIS Approach. Under contract with Kendall-Hunt Publishing.
  • Black, A.A. 2009. Review of Cartographic Service Learning Project: Online Mapping of Pennsylvania State Parks, in Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Selected presentations

  • Black, A.A. (2016, Invited Paper). The Relationship of Spatial Ability, Earth Science Conceptual Understanding, Content Exam Success, and Completion of University Science Content Courses. National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Meeting, Baltimore, Md.
  • Black, A.A. (2016, accepted). Inquiry Teaching in Science: Recommended for Decades, But Is It Happening? Critical Questions in Education National Conference, San Antonio, Tex.
  • Black, A.A. (2015). It’s Elementary – Engineering, the Environment, and Literacy. National Science Teachers of America Regional Meeting, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Black, A.A. (2015). Why No Earth Science in the U.S. Common Science Course Progression? Geological Society of America national meeting: Baltimore, Md.
  • Black, A.A. (2015). Shake It! An NGSS, Engineering, and NOS Look at Earthquakes. National Science Teachers Association National meeting: Chicago, Ill.
  • Black, A.A. (2015). Perceptions Related to the Exclusion of Geosciences in the Common U.S. Biology-Physics-Chemistry Progression: The National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Meeting: Chicago, Ill.
  • Black, A.A. (2015). STEM, the Environment, the Field, and Engineering for K-4. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Interface Conference. Osage Beach, Mo.

Other interests

  • Professional Education Unit
  • Goals 2000

Awards and honors

  • MSU University Foundation Award for Service, 2015
  • MSU College of Natural and Applies Sciences Teaching Award, 2015
  • MSU Maroon Minute Award, 2014
  • Distinguished Service in Science Teaching Award, Science Teachers of Missouri, 2013
  • College Service Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2013
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society
  • Member, Missouri State Women in Science Committee
  • Grant recipient, Funding for Results Committee at Missouri State

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