Christine Anne Royce is an Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University where she also serves as Department Chair. She recently took office as the Professional Development Division Director for National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), a position she will serve from 2009–2012. She has also served as the District IV Director (NY, NJ and PA) for NSTA.
Dr. Royce has been at Shippensburg University since 2002 and has taught the following classes among others: Elementary Science Methods, Assessment and Evaluation, and Research Methods and Science Education Courses at the graduate level.
Prior to joining the Shippensburg University faculty, she served as the Academic Dean of Bishop Hannan High School, Scranton, Pennsylvania (1997–2002) where she taught Earth and Space Science as well. She has been teaching since 1990 and has experience with grades K–12.
She received her Ed.D in Science Education from Temple University in 2002; and has an MS in School Administration and Supervision from the University of Scranton (1995); an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Delaware State University (1994); and a BSEd in Elementary Education from Cabrini College, Radnor, PA (1990). She has also completed graduate work in the sciences from a variety of institutions.
Royce has authored multiple articles for science education journals and is the co-author of a curriculum manual for Amusement Park Physics using K’Nex, as well as a series of books for the elementary and middle level science classroom. One of her more familiar roles is serving as the co-editor/author for the ”Teaching Through Trade Books Column” in Science and Children. She has served as a Chandra Resource Agent for the Chandra X-ray Observatory and an Educator Astrophysics Ambassador for Education and Public Outreach program coordinated by Sonoma State University.
She is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (1997); the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for Pennsylvania (2002); Fellows' Award (2005) – Awarded by the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (2005); and the Pettix Award for Science Education (2007). Her educational interests have taken her to Japan on a Fulbright Memorial Fund Program (1999) and Costa Rica as part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship (2000).
She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Science Education Leadership Association; the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA); where she serves as Executive Secretary and has been a President for two different terms. Royce's hobbies include genealogy, reading, photography, and traveling. She lives in the Shippensburg area of Pennsylvania.