G. Michael Barnett
Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology with emphasis in Science Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2003
M.S. Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1997
Urban science education, educational technology, trust-building in university-school partnerships
2012 CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Massachusetts Professor of the Year.
Barnett, M., Yamagata-Lynch, L., Keating, T., Barab, S., & Hay, K. (in press). Using virtual reality computer models to support student understanding of astronomical concepts. Paper submitted to Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Education.
Barnett, M., Kafka, A., Bellegarde, H., & Pfitzner, A. (in press). Middle School students understanding of earthquakes: A shaky situation. Paper to appear in the Journal of Geoscience Education.
Blustein D., Barnett, M., Mark, S., Depot, M., Lovering, M., Lee, Y., Hu, Q., Kim, J. Backus, F., Dillon-Lieberman, K., & Debay, D. (2012). A longitudinal examination of high school students' exploration of STEM careers. Journal of Career Development, 39(4), 341-356.
Anderson, J., & Barnett, M. (2011). Using video games to support pre-service elementary teachers learning of basic physics principles. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 20(4),347-362.
Barnett, M., Houle, M., Strauss, E., & Hoffman, E. (2011). Urban Environmental Education: Leveraging Technology and Ecology to Engage Students in Studying the Environment. International Journal of Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 20(3), 199-214.
Debay, D., Haley, J., & Mark, S., Barnett, M., Anderson, A., Strauss, E., Cotter-Hayes, L., Blustein, D., & Wong, C. (2012). Engaging youth in visualizing sustainable urban plans for their neighborhoods using geographic information systems coupled with computer visualization (p. 477-496). Wals, A., & Corcoran, P. (eds). Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change. Springer, NY.
Barnett, M., MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., Houle. M., & Mark, S. (2012). Geospatial technologies: The present and future roles of emerging technologies in environmental education (p. 327-344). Stevenson, R., Brody, M. Dillon, J., and Walls, A. (eds). International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.
Curriculum Materials and Textbooks
Connolly, K. Jarvin, L, Barnett, M., Rogers, C., Wendell, K. Wright, C., & Marulcu, I (2001) Science through LEGO engineering design: A series of modules. Published on-line at:
• Sound Unit
• Properties of Materials Unit
• Animal Studies Unit
• Simple Machines
McNeill, K., Strauss, E., Barnett, M., & Reece, F. (2011). Urban Ecolab. Published on-line at: http://urbanecolabcurriculum.com
• Link to all modules which is one year of instructional materials: http://urbanecolabcurriculum.com/modules/
EXTERNAL FUNDED GRANTS:
TOTAL IN EXTERNAL FUNDS: $9,533,182
Principal Investigator: A Strategies Project – Seeding the Future: Creating a Green Collar Workforce through Learning about Indoor Urban Farming Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources, National Science Foundation, $1,196,580.00. Co-Principal Investigators– David Blustein, Elizabeth Bagnani, Catherine Wong, Eric Strauss. Expected award date: July 1, 2013.
Principal Investigator: Connecting undergraduate research with the public through innovative technologies, $199,714. National Science Foundation, Fall 2012 – Fall 2014.
Principal Investigator: Seeding the Future: Growing STEM learning and interest through hydroponic food production, $246,524. National Science Foundation, Fall 2012 – Fall 2014.
Principal Investigator: IT and College Pathways through application of Technology to explore Urban Ecological Challenges, $1,499,812.00. National Science Foundation. Fall 2008 – Fall 2014. Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Eric Strauss, Dr. David Blustein, Dr. Laura O’Dwyer, Ms. Catherine Wong.
Co-Principal Investigator: Urban Ecology Course Materials Created with a Universal Design for Learning Framework, $2,093,000, National Science Foundation, Fall 2006 – Fall 2012. This project focuses on the development and implementation of a year-long interdisciplinary curriculum on urban ecology. PI: Dr. Eric Strauss, Boston College. Other Co-principal Investigators: Dr. Kate McNeill (Boston College), Mr. Charles Lord (Urban Ecology Institute), and Dr. Tracey Hall (Center for Applied Special Technologies)