Educational & Professional Experience
Roxane is the Project Director of the NSF-funded NextGen STEM Teacher Preparation-WA Program. This program supports collaboration among more than a dozen Colleges and Universities, state agencies, school districts, non-profits and industry to improve Teacher Preparation in STEM fields, increase the capacity for Teacher Preparation Programs to make future improvements, and ensure that students from all backgrounds see a path to becoming a STEM teacher.
Roxane has been teaching Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Mathematics to college students for 19 years. Her passion is ensuring all people learn the mathematics they need to succeed at whatever career they choose, and ensuring that all people can effectively evaluate the information they are bombarded with every day.
Roxane has created student-centered curricula in College Algebra, remedial Mathematics for college students, and Weather and Climate, based on research in learning and teaching and utilizing and Experiential Learning framework and pedagogy
Roxane has been at WWU since 2013. Prior to that she was at Prescott College in Arizona, and she also was a Program Manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric for several climate dynamics programs.
Roxane has an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from University of Washington, where her research focused on mathematical and numerical modeling of sub-tropical air-sea interactions, and a BS in Physics from University of Michigan.