Department of Science/Mathematics Education

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Faculty & Research
Andreescu, Titu

Research interests include enhancing students’ interests and skills in mathematics; the impact and relationships between mathematics competitions, and secondary mathematics curriculum.

Curry, Barbara

Research interests concentrate on inquiry-based science instructional strategies and their use in training pre-service elementary science teachers.

Nikki Hanegan
Associate Professor

Hanegan, Nikki

Research focuses on classroom interactions through authentic inquiry science experiences.


Montgomery, Homer

Research interests include the paleoecology of Cretaceous dinosaurs in west Texas; the ecological impact of the Arawak civilization at Indian Creek, Antigua; and experimentation with Problem Based Learning in honors science courses.

James Neal
Clinical Prof / Master Teacher
FN 3.308C

Neal, Bill

Clinical interests are focused primarily on the application of pedagogical research for the preparation of science and mathematics majors seeking secondary STEM certification through intensive and frequent field experiences in the UTeach Dallas pre-service program.

Urquhart, Mary
Department Head

Research focuses on the effect of long-term professional development with teachers on reduction of misconceptions of K-12 students.

Professors Emeritus

Dr. Tom Butts

Dr. Fred Fifer

Dr. Cynthia Ledbetter

Dr. Lynn A. Melton

Affiliate Faculty

Name Department Contact Information
John Burr Biology John Burr
Associate Professor
FN 3.110

Matthew J. Goeckner Mathematics Matthew Goeckner
Professor and Program Head
FO 2.610B

John Hoffman Physics John Hoffman
ECN 2.908

Marc Hairston Center for Space Sciences Marc Hairston
Research Scientist
WTC 2.702

Robert Stern Geosciences Robert Stern
Research Scientist-Faculty
ROC 2.301H



  • Updated: August 13, 2013