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Teresa Coker Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Education

Dunton Hall 222
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address: cokert@greenmtn.edu
802-287-8333; Fax: 802-287-8080

Education
Ph.D., Educational Studies, The Ohio State University, 1995
MED, Science Education, The University of Georgia, 1990
BSED, Early Childhood Education, The University of Georgia, 1986
Certified: Early Childhood Education (T-7) in Georgia

Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor of Environmental Education, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT (2004-present)
Teacher, Cleveland Road Elementary School, Athens, GA (Fall 2001-2004)
Part-time Scholarly Practitioner, Piedmont College, Athens, GA (2000-2001)
Temporary Assistant Professor, Science Education Dept., The University of Georgia (Summer 2000)
Temporary Assistant Professor, Elemtary Education Dept., The University of Georgia (1997-1998)
Temporary, Part-time Instructor, Dept. of Education, North Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA (Winter 1997)
Temporary Assistant Professor, Science Education Dept., The University of Georgia (1995-1997)
Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University (1993)
Teacher/ Naturalist, Great Smoky Mountain National Park (1987-1988)
Naturalist Intern, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens, GA (1986-1987)

Recent Publications
Coker, T. (2000) Balancing The Benefit and Cost of Outdoor Learning. In T.R. Koballa and D.J. Tippins (Eds.) The Promise and Dilemmas of Middle and Secondary Science Teaching: A Classroom Case Handbook. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/ Prentice Hall.

Irwin, K.M., Osorio, R.E., and T.S. Coker. (1998) Integrating EE in the Classroom: A Credit Course. In Proceedings for the 1998 Annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference.

Harnish, D., Coker, T., and J.M. Thompson. (1998) Final Report on Focus Group Meetings for Science and Social Studies Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. Athens, GA: Occupational Research Group.

Coker, T.S., Mullins, G.W., and R.W. Fortner. (1995) Meta-Evaluation of the Formative Evaluation Model Designed for the USDA Forest Service Urban Tree House. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ecological Communications Lab, The Ohio State University.

Coker, T.S., Mullins, G.W., and R.W. Fortner. (1995) Stakeholders' Formative Evaluation Guide for the USDA Forest Service Urban Tree House. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ecological Communications Lab, The Ohio State University.

Landis, C.E., Murphy, T., Schretter, T. and D.L. Haury. (1995) An exploratory study of science educators' use of the Internet. The Journal of Science Education and Technology, 4(3), 181-190.

Mullins, G.W., and T.S. Coker. (1995) A Strategy and Model for Planning U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecosystem Approach to Management Education Program Evaluation. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ecological Communications Lab, The Ohio State University.

Mullins, G.W., Fortner, R.W. and T.A. Schretter. (1994) A Model for Formative Evaluation of the USDA Forest Service Urban Tree House. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ecological Communications Lab, The Ohio State University.

Schretter, T.A., Mullins, G.W., Fortner, R. and H.K. Cordell. (1994) Nonformal environmental education evaluation. In M. McKNight (Ed.) Proceedings for the 1994 Annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference.

Schretter, T.A., Mullins, G.W., Fortner, R.W., and H.K. Cordell. (1994) Evaluating Nonformal Environmental Education: An Annotated Bibliography. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ecological Communications Lab, The Ohio State University.

Schretter, T. (1989) Look and Sea, The Georgia Science Teacher, 29 (3), 8.

Awards & Honors
USDA Certificate of Merit for development of lessons, coordination of volunteers, publicity and promotion for the Atlanta Urban Tree House.
USDA Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions to the National Coastal Recreation Inventory Project.
National Collegiate Education Award.
Certificate of Recognition, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University.
Phi Kappa Phi.
Kappa Delta Pi.
Golden Key Honor Society
Junior Division Honors
Alpha Lamda Delta

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