Dr. William S. Carlsen

Dr. William S. Carlsen
Phone: 8148655664
Office Address:
150B Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Professor of Education (Science Education)
Director of Graduate Studies, C&I

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Programs

Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education

Biography

Bill Carlsen is a former science teacher with training in the biological sciences and electrical engineering. He earned an A.B. in Biological Sciences at Dartmouth (1981) and a Ph.D. at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (1988). Bill has served as principal investigator on many professional development and instructional materials development projects funded by NSF and other entities, and is a coauthor of four books in the Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series. His research interests include engineering education, teacher knowledge, environmental science education, and scientist-school collaborations. Bill was the first director of Penn State's Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS).

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood

Curriculum Areas

Science Ed

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Professional Education
Secondary/High School

Leadership Preparation

Teacher Prep

Learning

Curriculum
Instructional Methods and Design

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Multiple Methods
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research

Special Education

Inclusion

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers
Professional Development

Technology

Classroom Assistive Technology
Computer Technology
Instructional Design