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Lauren Madden

Ph.D. North Carolina State University
M.S. University of South Carolina
B.A. University of New Hampshire


  • MST 202:  Elementary Science Methods (undergraduate)
  • ELEM 521:  Elementary Science Methods (graduate)
  • ELE/ECE 498:  Senior Capstone (undergraduate)
  • ELEM 690:  Senior Capstone (graduate)
  • MST 303:  Interdisciplinary Science for Educators:  Science Outside the Classroom
  • MST 203:  Environmental Science for Educators
  • ESE 100: Environmental Sustainability in Education: An Introduction

Research Interests

  • Science and STEM in elementary schools
  • Climate change and marine science professional development for current and future teachers
  • Recruitment and retention of secondary physics teachers
  • Arts integration into environmental and STEM education

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE)
  • Association for Teacher Education (ATE)
  • New Jersey/National Science Teachers Association (NJ/NSTA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Mid-Atlantic Marine Educators Association (MAMEA)

Personal Statement

Dr. Madden is a science educator who advocates for scientific literacy and the health of our planet through teaching and learning. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a US EPA grant, Ecoteachers: Protecting Waters and Connecting Minds which provides professional development for local teachers focused on integrating environmental education across the curriculum. She also serves at Co-PI on a Robert Noyce Teaching Fellows grant based in TCNJ’s Department of Physics which seeks to recruit secondary physics teachers. She is active in the Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer County STEM Ecosystem as well and enjoys leading professional development that connects teachers around STEM. She enjoys yoga, reading, travel, and spending time with her curious twin sons, husband, dog, and cat.

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