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Suzanne Nesmith, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Campus Contact Information
Baylor University
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 233
Phone: 254-710-4955

2007, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
2003, M.Ed., Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas
1982, B.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

The Roman statesman Seneca once said, "I delight in learning so that I can teach." This statement encapsulates my philosophy of teaching. I thrive on learning, experiencing, and exploring new ideas so that I might then facilitate students as they grow in their understanding of themselves and their educational beliefs. I believe that by modeling my passion for both learning and teaching I can guide students as they do the same - thereby creating endless possibilities for themselves and their future students.

Research Interests
My research interests include the integration of literature in the content areas, integration of mathematics and science, impact of field experiences on pre-service teachers, and writing as a means of building, supporting, and understanding children's thinking.

Nesmith, S. (2008). Mathematics and literature: Educators' perspectives on utilizing a reformative approach to bridge the two cultures. The Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table.

Nesmith, S., & Cooper, S. (2008). Trade books in the mathematics classroom: Varied perspectives to determine quality. Under review.

Simpson, D. J., Garrett, H. B., Bucy, B. L., Burke, A., Doue, W. L., Faber S. L., Fehr, M. C., Fryer, W. A., Gonzales, G. D., Harp-Woods, C. J., McMahan, S., Nesmith, S. M., Reynolds, S. A., Riegle, S. E., Romano, J. E., Willey, R. J., Wimberley, S., & Won, M. (2006). Teacher's indispensible qualities: A Freirean perspective. Journal of Latinos and Education, 5(2), 163-165.

Courses Taught
TED 4307 Science in the Elementary School