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Kathy Quardokus Fisher

Kathy Quardokus Fisher is the Program Director for Curricular Transformation in the ND Learning | Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence and Associate Teaching Professor. Kathy works with instructors and course coordinators on course redesign and implementation of instructional techniques grounded in learning theory and has a primary focus on STEM courses. She enjoys helping faculty integrate education elements into their STEM research proposals and identifying ways to explore their teaching practice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and/or Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER). Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive large-scale instructional change initiatives and Atmospheric Science Education Research (ASER). She employs primarily qualitative approaches in her work and social network analysis.

Kathy’s academic background is in mathematics, science, and education. Early in her career, she taught high school mathematics and science. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Kathy was at Florida International University as Associate Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment with a joint appointment in the STEM Transformation Institute. She taught courses in meteorology and earth science, as well as a senior capstone research experience course in geoscience and environmental science. Kathy earned her B.S. in Mathematics and Meteorology and M.Ed from Valparaiso University, M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University and Ph.D. in Science Education from Western Michigan University.

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