Dr. Bobby Jeanpierre
Dr. Bobby Jeanpierre is an Associate Professor of Middle School Science Education. She joined the College of Education at the University of Central Florida in August, 2001. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Ph. D in Science Education and middle-level science programs. Dr. Jeanpierre earned a B.S. in secondary biology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Master's of Arts in Education with a specialization in gifted education from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a double-focus in science education and program evaluation from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Bobby Jeanpierre has received several awards, and she has participated on committees which provided service to local and national organizations. Her awards and recognitions include, but not limited to: 2005 CAREER AWARD, 2005-2008 National Science Teachers Association elected Director of Multicultural/Equity in Science Education, 2006 College of Education Distinguished Researcher Award, 2006 University of Central Florida Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award recipient, and 1997-2000 AERA University of Minnesota evaluation program fellow. She currently serves as the Chairperson for NSTA Urban Science Education Advisory Board.
Dr. Jeanpierre’s research passion is to inquire into ways we can improve science teaching and learning by connecting research-to-practice. It is her desire that one day, through our research-to-practice efforts that we will close the science achievement gap and provide high quality science teaching and learning experiences to all students.