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Dan Dickerson

  • Dan Dickerson
  • Associate Professor
  • STEM Education & Professional Studies
  • 256 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4305
  • ddickers@odu.edu
  • Daniel L. Dickerson (BS-Science Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; MS and PhD-Science Education, North Carolina State University) is an assistant professor in ODU’s Darden College of Education.
  • Education

    North Carolina State University, 2003
    Major: Science Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    North Carolina State University, 2001
    Major: Science Education
    Degree: M.S.
    University of North Carolina, 1998
    Major: Secondary Science Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    His research focuses on earth/environmental science content and pedagogical understandings, relationships between science and faith, issues of visualization and scale, and professional development in science education.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Secondary Education Science
    Sponsoring Organization: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Expertise

    Education
    Science Education
    Education
    STEM Education
  • 2014: Largest Grant Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2011: Nominated for Neil Miner Outstanding Earth Science Educator Award, National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • 2009: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Children, Youth, and Families Award, Communities In Schools of the Northeast (CISNE)
  • 2008: North Carolina Medallion Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service , North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of the Governor
  • 2008: Service Above Self Award, Gates County Rotary Club
  • 1994: North Carolina Teaching Fellow Recipient, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Policy-Ready Citizen Science
    Sponsoring Organization: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration – B-WET
    Date: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Katsioloudis, P.; Hofmann, E.; Garner, J. K.
    Project D'n'A: Building Blocks for Middle School Science Literacy
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: March 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Garner, J. K.; Whittecar, R. G.; Dickerson, D. L.
    ODU NSTA Passive Sampling Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
    Date: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Burgin, S.; Pollock, A.
    Learning Enhanced through the Nature of Science: An Interdisciplinary Sustainable Professional Development Model for High School Science
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: March 01, 2013 - September 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Garner, J.; Loney, M.; Frank, G.; Grant, L.; Whittecar, R.; Dickerson, D.
    Old Dominion University Teacher Immersion Residency
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Judge, S.; Butler, C. M.; Butler, L. L.; Dickerson, D. L.; Hinton-Johnson, K.; Katsioloudis, P.; Robinson, J. E.; McKinney, S. E.; Starling, I.; Fleener, C. E.
    Collaborative Research: Impact of mesoscale processes on iron supply and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Sedwick, P.; Dinniman, M.; Hofmann, E.; Klinck, J.; Dickerson, D.
    Fabrication Using 3D Printers in Space
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
    Date: April 23, 2012 - December 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Fantz, T.; Dickerson, D. L.; Katsioloudis, P.
    MarIneTech: STEM preparation through marine engineering, science, and technology experiences
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation - DRL ITEST
    Date: January 01, 2009 - January 01, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Brown, N. W.
    Partnership for Teaching and Leading a Quality Science Program
    Sponsoring Organization: SCHEV
    Date: March 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Crum, K.; Myran, S.; Dickerson, D.
    Marine career tech (MCTech): STEM careers in shipbuilding and marine industry
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation – ATE
    Date: July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Bao, H. P.
    Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats (SEARCH)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – B-WET
    Date: July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Hofmann, E.; McKinney, S. E.; Klinck, J.; Nelson, L.
    NSF marine Tech STEM PREP
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Brown, N. W.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Dickerson, D. L.
    MarineTech: STEM preparation through marine science/engineering projects
    Sponsoring Organization: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    Date: July 01, 2008 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.
    Connecting learners digitally through Internet 2
    Sponsoring Organization: The National Maritime Center
    Date: August 01, 2008 - July 31, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Johnson, R.
    FP3 Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University/FP3
    Date: January 01, 2008 - June 01, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.
    Framing science: Educational and rhetorical perspectives and outcomes
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU/SEECR
    Date: May 01, 2007 - December 31, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Stewart, C. O.
    A sea of possibilities: A pilot project to link tomorrow’s teachers with today’s scientists
    Sponsoring Organization: Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
    Date: December 31, 2006 - December 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Nieber, D.
    Teaching science through authentic scientific inquiry using mobile technologies
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University/FIG
    Date: August 01, 2005 - December 31, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.
    Teaching and Learning Travel Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Charleston
    Date: September, 2004 - December, 2004
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.
    Pre-service Teachers’ Understandings of Groundwater
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Charleston
    Date: January, 2004 - December, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.
    Sea-View
    Sponsoring Organization: North Carolina Sea Grant
    Date: August, 2002 - August, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Dawkins, K.; Riggs, S.; Spence, L.
    Earth-View
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: August, 2000 - August, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Dawkins, K. R.; Riggs, S.; Penick, J.