Dr. Paige  Evans

Dr. Paige K. Evans

 

Title: Clinical Full Professor & Co-Director

Department: teachHOUSTON

Program: Science Education

Office Number: 304D FH & 141D

Phone: 713-743-3993

Fax: 713-743-4990

Email: pevans@uh.edu

Website: http://https://uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/

CV: My Vita

Biography:

Dr. Paige Evans is the Co-Director and Clinical Professor for the teachHOUSTON program in the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Education at the University of Houston (UH). Through this role, she teaches and oversees coursework in preservice STEM teacher education. She is also the instructor for a physics inquiry course and prepares future secondary STEM teachers to obtain Texas Teacher Certification.

Dr. Evans is the PI/Co-PI on several federal grants with goals to broaden STEM participation and improve STEM literacy for all. She frequently publishes and presents on her research interests that include STEM education, STEM teacher preparation and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Dr. Evans is an American Physical Society Physics Teacher Education Coalition Fellow and recently served as the president of the UTeach STEM Educators Association. She received the UH Teaching Excellence Award, the UH Group Teaching Excellence Award, the UH Natural Sciences & Mathematics John. C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award, the American Educational Research Association Narrative Inquiry Outstanding Publication Award and the NSF Public Choice Award for the STEM for all Video Showcase, COVID, Equity, & Social Justice.

Prior to joining the UH faculty in 2008, she spent 18 years as a math/science educator and served in various leadership positions. She received her B.S. in Secondary Education/Biological Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. in Physics Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ed.D. in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston.

Current Grant Funding:
Department of Education, PI, “Expanding and Strengthening the STEM Teacher Workforce Through teachHOUSTON,” $2,181,531 (10/1/21 – 9/30/23). Noteworthy contribution: Provides STEM teacher certification track for undergraduates and post-bacs with scholarship support; replicates new certification track to other UTeach replication sites.

National Science Foundation DUE # 1950036, PI, “University of Houston – Advancing Cultural and Computational Engagement in STEM Scholars (UH-ACCESS),” $1,199,872. (4/1/20 – 3/31/25). Noteworthy contribution: Provides $720,000 in scholarship support for NSM and COT majors and a Teacher Interest Group focused on social justice in education.

University of Houston Grant, PI, “University of Houston - Raising Equitable Access for Children in Houston (UH-REACH),” $40,000 (1/1/20 – 12/31/20). Noteworthy contribution: Provides 30 STEM teachers with professional development in research based teaching practices including culturally responsive pedagogy.

Department of Education, PI, “Expanding and Strengthening the STEM Teacher Workforce Through UTeach,” $1,685,614 (10/1/18 – 9/30/23). Noteworthy contribution: Provides a new STEM teacher certification track for career changes with scholarship support.

National Science Foundation, DUE # 1759454, PI, “Enhancing STEM Teacher Leadership through Equity and Advocacy Development (LEAD Houston),” $2,825,430 (3/1/18 – 2/29/24). Noteworthy contribution: Provides 30 in-service teachers with a funded master’s degree in STEM education and salary supplements for professional development.

National Science Foundation DUE Award #164491, Co-PI, “STEM Scholarship Program with Promotion and Retention of STEM Education through Networking Team (PARENT) Support,” $1,000,000 (1/1/17 – 12/31/21). Noteworthy contribution: Provides NSM majors with scholarship support.

National Science Foundation DUE # 1557309, PI, “Learning through Informal and Formal Experiences (UH-LIFE), $1,734,895 (6/15/16 – 5/31/21). Noteworthy contribution: Provides over 1.2 million dollars to NSM majors for scholarship and internship support.

Current Teaching Responsibilities
PHYS 4342: Science by Inquiry
EDUC 4314: Student Teaching Seminar 7 – 12 for Mathematics and Science
EDUC 4315: Student Teaching Internship 7 – 12 for Mathematics and Science

 

Recent Publications:

Evans, P., Craig, C., & Manuel, M. (2021). Generative mentorship: Exemplars from a STEM teacher preparation program. In Mena, J. & Clarke, T. (Eds), Teacher induction and mentoring: Supporting beginning teachers entering the profession. Palgrave-Macmillan.

Craig, C., Evans, P., Stokes D. (2021). Preparing teachers to teach the STEM disciplines in America’s urban schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Craig, C., Evans, P., Stokes D. (2021). Overview of the book. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Evans, P., Craig, C. J., Stokes, D. & Morgan, J. (2021). Overview of the teachHOUSTON program. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Stokes, D. & Evans, P. (2021). Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Evans, P., Stokes, D., & Craig, C.J. (2021). A narrative inquiry into teaching physics as inquiry: One teacher’s journey. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Stokes, D. & Evans, P. (2021). Enhancing preservice teacher preparation through formal and informal learning experiences. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Evans, P. McAlister-Shields, L., Manuel, M., Craig, C. J., Stokes, D. & Nguyen, H. (2021). Examining the impact for informal experiences on preservice teacher’s self-efficacy. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Craig, C. J., Verna, R., Stokes, D., Evans, P. & Abrol, B. (2021). Understanding the influence of parents on students entering the STEM disciplines and choosing STEM careers. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Craig, C. J., Evans, P., Verma, R., Stokes, D. & Li, Jing (2021). Understanding the influence of “unsung teachers” on students pursuing STEM studies and teaching in STEM subject areas. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Li, J., Evans, P., Craig, C., Stokes, D., Verma, R., & Zhu, G. (2021). Understanding the influence of professors on students’ majoring in the STEM disciplines and entering STEM careers. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Li, J, Gale, T., Craig, C. J., Norton, M., Evans, P., Stokes, D. & Verma, R. (2021). Valuing STEM scholarship grants that fuel STEM teaching and learning. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Evans, P., Manuel, M., Nguyen, H., Stokes, D., Craig, C. J., Han, X., & Morgan J. (2021). Where are the teachHOUSTON preservice candidates now? Are they still in the urban teacher force? In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Craig, C., Evans, P., Stokes D. (2021). Final words. In Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools. Advances of research in teaching (Vol. 35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Manuel, M., Evans, P., McAlister Shields, L. (2020). teachHOUSTON alumni: Agents of change in secondary STEM education. In C. J. Craig, L. B. Turchi & D. McDonald (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional Collaboration in Teacher Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Stokes, D. & Evans, P. (2020). Learning and leading as collaborative physics education/physics partners: Building a physics teacher education program. In C. J. Craig, L. B. Turchi & D. McDonald (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional Collaboration in Teacher Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Evans, P., Dillard, K., Rodriquez-Wilhelm, D., & McAlister-Shields, L. (2019). Like-minded people: University-based interdisciplinary collaborations in STEM teacher preparation programs. Journal for STEM Education Research.

Craig, C., Evans, P. & Li, Jing (2019). The Gordian knot of teacher induction: When context endangers teacher preparation and the desire to teach. In D. McDonald (Ed.). Teacher induction in secondary schools in urban America. Charlotte, NC: Information publishing.

Craig, C., Evans, P., Verma, R., Stokes, D. & Li, Jing. (2019). A tribute to “unsung teachers”: Teachers’ influences on students enrolling in STEM programs with the intent of entering STEM careers. European Journal of Teacher Education, (42), 335-358.

Craig, C., You, J., Zou, Y., Verma, R., Stokes, D., Evans, P. & Curtis, G. (2018). The embodied nature of narrative knowledge: A cross-study analysis of embodied knowledge in teaching, learning, and life. Teaching and Teacher Education, (71), 329-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2018.01.014. Impact Factor: 2.473

Craig, C., Verma, R., Stokes, D., Evans, P. & Abrol, B. (2018). The influence of parents on undergraduate and graduate students’ entering the STEM disciplines and STEM careers. International Journal of Science Education, 40(6), 621-643. DOI:10.1080/09500693.2018.1431853. Impact Factor: 1.327.

Stokes, D., Evans, P. and Craig, C., (2017). Developing STEM Teachers through both Informal and Formal Learning Experiences, Search and Research: Teacher Education for Contemporary Context. Editors Juanjo Mena, Ana Garcia Valcarcel, Francisco Garcia-Penalvo and Marta Martin del Pozo, Publisher Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca.

Craig, C., Evans, P., Stokes, D. & Bott, S. (2017). Attracting, preparing and retaining teachers in high need areas: A science as inquiry model of teacher education. In M. Peters, B. Cowie & I. Mentor (Eds.) A companion to research in teacher education. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. (Handbook Chapter)

Stokes, D., Evans, P., Craig, C., & Bott, S. (2016). Recruitment, Retention and Preparation of Secondary Physics and Chemistry Teachers. American Physical Society Forum on Education.

 

Education:

B.S. in Secondary Education; Biological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
M.A. in Physics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
Ed.D. in Professional Leadership, University of Houston, 2011