Stacy Olitsky, Ph.D.
Discipline Taught: Education
Office: Merion Hall 252
Stacy Olitsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. She teaches courses in science education and the sociological foundations of education. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania with a joint degree in Education and Sociology. Her research interests include applying sociological theory and research methods to the study of urban science education, the relationship between identity and learning, social and emotional engagement in science classrooms, teacher change, and collaborations between science and math faculty members and K-12 teachers. She has published her work in journals that include the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, and Cultural Studies of Science Education.
- Science in the Elementary School
- Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Education
- School and Society
- Math, Science and Technology
Grants and Awards
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Outstanding Dissertation Award 2006
University of Pennsylvania, Phi Delta Kappa Tau Chapter, Outstanding Dissertation Award 2006