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Katie Wade-Jaimes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department(s)
Teaching and Learning
Office
CEB 380
Mail Code
3005
Phone
702-895-4756

Biography

Katie Wade-Jaimes earned a Ph.D. from Georgia State University focusing on science education. Her research explores equity and diversity in science and STEM through the lens of identity, exploring the ways in which gender and race intersect with science identities. Dr. Wade-Jaimes was previously an engineer and a high school science and engineering teacher and has experienced and witnessed the ways structures of science and education work to exclude individuals and groups from science. Her current research focuses on preparing science and STEM teachers to teach for and with student identities and exploring transformative and culturally relevant approaches to science and STEM education through informal learning spaces. Dr. Wade-Jaimes's research has been published in science and education journals, including the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and Cultural Studies in Science Education, and was awarded the NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award.