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Penny Hammrich

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School of Education
Drexel University
United States of America

Biography

Penny Hammrich is a Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University specializing in Science Education and also the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Education. Previously, Dr. Hammrich was a Professor and the Dean of the School of Education at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Professor of Urban Education and Educational Psychology at CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Hammrich was also a Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Temple University and a K-12 school-teacher. In the past 20 years she has been the Principal Investigator on over 35 research grants totaling over 30 million dollars. Dr. Hammrich has published more than 150 articles, 5 science laboratory manuals for college level biology courses, 26 science curriculum manuals, 6 chapters in books, edited 14 articles, written 75 government and technical reports, cited in the media over 100 times, and made over 500 national and international presentations. Dr. Hammrich’s research has been nationally recognized over the years by such organizations as the American Association of University Women, Association of Science Teacher Education, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and National Public Radio.

Research Interest

Urban Education, Science Education, Science Literacy, Genetics

Publications

  • Levin Weinberg, Suzanne, Hammrich, P.L., & Bruce, M.H. (2003). The Giants Project. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. V8(8) pp. 406-413.

  • Ragins, A, Hammrich, P.L., & Hoag, L. (2003). Turning science into learning play. Class Act: A Classroom Guide for Integrating Current Education Research. Issue 2. Philadelphia: Laboratory for Student Success.

  • Ragins, A. Hammrich, P. L. (2003). Strengthening science through literacy: The science and communication curriculum reform project. Class Act: A Classroom Guide for Integrating Current Education Research. Issue 2. Philadelphia: Laboratory for Student Success.

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