Dr. Tonya Jeffery
Dr. Tonya JefferyAssistant Professor of Science Education, Social Justice, & EquityUrban Education
Dr. Tonya D. Jeffery is an Assistant Professor of Science Education, Social Justice, & Equity in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she brings years of experience as a science middle school teacher, department science chair, and other leadership roles. She holds an EdD in curriculum and instruction, with a science education specialization.
Ed.D University of Houston Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education specialization
B.S. University of Houston Health Education/Health Promotions & Biology
EED 3315 - Effective Teaching Strategies in Science Education (EC-6) (Undergraduate, Online – Synchronous)
EED 3325 - Effective Teaching Strategies in Science 4-8 (Undergraduate, Hybrid)
MAT 5303 - Science Methods in EC-8 Class (Graduate, Hybrid)
PED 3315 - Inquiry Methods in Teaching Science 4-8 (Undergraduate, Hybrid)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Burrow, L., Jeffery, T.D., Wuertz, B., & Gull Laird, S. (2022). Building a new interdisciplinary service-learning partnership through virtual connections, 51(4), Journal of College Science Teaching, pp. 8-14. *Featured Article https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1330821
Davis, W., & Jeffery, T.D. (2021/2022). Social justice standards in teacher education: Pre-service and in-service teachers' successes, struggles, and futures. Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Journal, 30(2), pp.1-12. https://www.srate.org/z_journal_archive_30_2.html
Burrow, L. E., & Jeffery, T. D. (2020). The poetry of the pandemic. Journal of Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 11(2)/12(1), 47-73.
Jeffery, T.D., Hobson, L. Conoyer, S.J., Miller, K., & Leach, L. (2018). Examining EC-6 Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Mathematics. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal.
McCollough, C., Jeffery, T., Moore, K., & Champion, J. (2016). Improving middle grades STEM teacher content knowledge and pedagogical practices through a school-university partnership. School-University Partnerships – The Journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, 9(2), pp. 50-59.
Jeffery, T., McCollough, C., & Moore, K. (2016). Impact of collaborative teaching on K-12 mathematics and science learning. Journal of the Effective Schools Project, 23, pp.37-44. Phillips, M., & Jeffery, T. D. (2016). Patterns of change: Forces and motion. Science Activities, 53(3), pp. 101-111. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00368121.2016.1188052
Jeffery, T. D., McCollough, C., & Moore, K. (2016). Crabby interactions: Fifth graders explore human impact on the blue crab population. Science & Children, 53(7), pp. 64-71. *Featured Article Jeffery, T. D. (2015). Science fair advice: If you show that you care about what you're doing, it will make a lasting impression. International High School Journal of Science, 1(2), pp. 59-61. http://www.ihsjs.com/magazines/IHSJS-Dec-2015/ *Invited Article.
Jeffery, T. D., McCollough, C., & Moore, K. (2015). Puff mobile derby student engineers. Science Scope, 39(4), pp. 64-71. Jeffery, T., McCollough, C., & Moore, K. (2015). Growing STEM roots: Preparing preservice teachers. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 19(3), pp. 102-111. *Editors' Choice.
Wong, S. S., & Jeffery, T. D. (2015). Why theories do not turn into laws. Science Scope, 38(7), pp.34-41.
Jeffery, T., McCollough, C., & Moore, K. (2014). Connecting pre-service STEM teaching from college to field experience: Case studies using professional development in an authentic, situated context. In M. J. Mohr-Schroeder, & S. S. Harkness, (Eds.) Proceedings of the 113th annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association (Vol.1). Jacksonville, FL: SSMA.
Bang, E., Wong, S. S., & Jeffery, T. (2013). High school students' stereotypical images of scientists in South Korea. Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE), 4(1), pp. 96-112.
Jeffery, T.D., Jackson-Osage, E., & Ogodo, T. (2022). Integrating social justice pedagogy in an online elementary science classroom. In F. S. Allaire, J. E. Killham, & J. D. O'Leary, (Eds.), Teaching and learning online: Science for elementary grade levels, 33.
Diaz, M., Straub, S., Jeffery, T.D. & Uriegas, B. (2022). Making space for critical thought amidst state prohibitions: Critical race theory as a framework to inform course design and student learning objectives. In G. Martinez-Alba, L.J. Penton Herrera, & A. Ahmed Hersi (Eds.), Antiracist Teacher Education: Theory and Practice,1, pp. 67-79.
Jeffery, T.D., Moore, K., & Hutson, T. (2018). Movement in the science classroom. In S. Lindt, S., & S. Miller, (Eds.) Moving into the classroom (pp. 107-126). New York City, NY: Springer.
Jeffery, T.D., Moore, K., & Hutson, T. (2018). Lesson plans for moving in the science classroom. In S. Lindt, S., & S. Miller, (Eds.) Moving into the classroom (pp. 127-160). New York City, NY: Springer.