Allan Feldman, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Allan Feldman is Professor of Science Education in the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF). Until recently he was Associate Director for Educational Innovation of the David C. Anchin Center, and while a faculty member at UMass was Associate Director of the university-wide STEM Education Institute. His scholarship includes a focus on the ways in which people learn to engage in science and engineering practices in apprenticeship situations, including middle and high school science classes, and research experiences for teachers (RETs) and for undergraduates (REUs). He also studies how inservice science teachers learn from their practice in a variety of subjects including physics, environmental education, and education for sustainability in formal and informal settings. Dr. Feldman has been PI and co-PI of 18 NSF projects, many of which have been in collaboration school districts, and with colleagues in the sciences and engineering. These include environmental studies of acid mine drainage, arsenic in the environment, algal biofuels, and water and wastewater treatment. He is lead author of the book “Teachers investigate their work: An introduction to action research across the professions”, which was published by Taylor & Francis in 2018. He was also co-editor of the book “Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability”, which was published in 2015 by Springer. Before receiving his doctorate, he taught middle and high school science for 17 years in public and private schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.