Bio:

Graduated summa cum laude from Ashland University with a BS in Geology and Comp. Science. Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Physics Education from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Physics Education from Texas A&M University. Experience in teaching physics at all levels, geology, physical sciences, computer methods, technology in the lab and online.


Teaching Interests:

Science education (physics education), curriculum, strategies and methodologies for teaching science, safety in the science lab and teaching with technology. Integrating STEM into the sciences with education.


Research Interests:

Teaching science with technology. Setting and meeting high standards and best practices in STEM teaching, history of teaching science in public schools. Safety in the science classroom, lab and field.


Education:

  • Ph D, C&I: Science Education, Physics Education, Texas A&M University, 2004
  • MA, C&I: Science Education/Physics Education, University of Houston, 1988
  • BS, Geology/Comp Sci, Ashland University, 1977

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Physics Teaching Resource Agent, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • LIfetime Secondary Science Teaching Certificate, State of Texas

Grants:

  • STEAM Project for River Appreciation Day, Vermillion Arts Council, et al.. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - Present)
  • Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science & Sustainability Across the Curriculum, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • Physics of Atomic Nuclei, Sanford Research Center. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - Present)
  • Pilot Project for Innovation: The "Flipped" Elementary Science Methods Classroom, AAAS. (2014 - 2014)
  • , CTL. (2013 - 2013)
  • Preparing Safer Science Teachers: Mobile Science Safety Training, CTL. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - Present)
  • South Dakota Science and Mathematics Teacher Enhancement: Integrating Math and Science and Using Topical Issues in Science Instruction, SD Board of Regents and US Dept of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • EMIT: Explicitly Modeled Interactive Techniques for Physical Science Learning, CAE. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • Instructional Preferences of Elementary Science Methods Students, CTL. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • Science and Mathematics Instruction In Context for South Dakota in the 21st Century, SD Board of Regents and US Dept of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2011)
  • Science and Mathematics Instruction for South Dakota in the 21st Century, SD Board of Regents and US Depart of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2009 - 2010)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Shonting, David, Ezrailson, Cathy, and . Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami: The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth. Edited by Ron Doering, 149. Vol. 1. Springer Praxis, 2017.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. A CONCORDANCE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION THEMES IN THE SDAS PROCEEDINGS: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. Edited by Dr. Robert Tatina, 19-27. Vol. 94. Brooking, SD: Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 2015.
  • Amolins, M W., Ezrailson, Cathy, Pearce, D A., Elliot, A J., Vitello, P F., and . Evaluating the effectiveness of a laboratory-based professional development program for science educators., 41-51. Vol. 39, Iss. 4. ADV Physiological Education, 2015. (DOI: 10.1152/advan.00088.2015.)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. SAFETY ON SITE: DEVELOPING A SCIENCE LAB SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR SCHOOLS. Edited by Robert Tatina, 10. Vol. 93, Iss. 177-186. South Dakota: South Dakota Academy of Sciences, 2014.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Danger in the School Science Lab: Are Students at Risk?. Edited by Dr. Robert Tatina, 146-164. Vol. 92, Iss. 1. South Dakota: South Dakota Academy of Science, 2013.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. PUBLIC SCHOOL SCIENCE CURRICULUM IN CONTEXT: THE IMPACT OF STANDARD REFORMS DURING THE LAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS. Edited by Robert Tatina, 11. Iss. 91. Vermillion: South Dakota Academy of Science , 2012.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. The Physics Front Digital Library Collection. In ComPADRE. Bethesda, MD: American Association of Physics Teachers, National Science Digital Library, American Physical Society, The National Science Foundation,, 2012.
  • Hagevik, Rita, Veal, William, Brownstein, Erica M., Allan, Elizabeth, Ezrailson, Cathy, and Shane, Joseph. Pedagogical Content Knowledge and the 2003 Science Teacher Preparation Standards for NCATE Accreditation or State Approval, 7-12. Vol. 21, Iss. 1. Springer Link, 2010.
  • Allen, Elizabeth M., Shane, Joseph M., Brownstein, Erica M., Ezrailson, Cathy, Hagevik, Rita M., and Veal, William M.. Using Performance-based Assessments to Prepare Safe Science Teachers, 495-500, . Vol. 20, Iss. 6. Springer Link, 2009.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, and Loving, Cathleen C.. EMIT: EXPLICIT MODELING OF INTERACTIVE-ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: For Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants and the Impact on Instruction and Student Performance in Calculus-Based Physics. Edited by VDM, 168. Iss. 3639178831, 9783639178838. Dudweiler Landstr. 99 66123 Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag, 2009.
  • Brownstein, Erica M., Allen, Elizabeth, Ezrailson, Cathy, Hagevik, Rita, Shane, Joseph, and Veal, William. Alignment of the 2003 NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation with the NCATE Assessment System, 403-413. Vol. 20. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Progressions for Science Literacy: The Science Story Book Project. Edited by Maureen Richardson, 5. South Dakota Reading Council Journal, 2008.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. How Using The Physics Front Digital Library Can Support Best Practices in Science, 4. Vol. 11, Iss. 2. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University, 2008.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Snapshot of the Physics Front. Edited by Thomas Rossing, 2. American Physical Society: Forum on Education, 2007.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Zike, Dinah, and Zorn, Margaret. Electricity and Magnetism. McGraw/Hill: National Geographic Edition, 2007.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Hainen, Nicolas, Zorn, Dinah, and . Waves, Sound and Light. McGraw/Hill: National Geographic Edition, 2007.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Introduction to Physical Science, 750. New York, NY: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Society, 2007.
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Loving, Cathleen C., and Allen, Donald. Analyzing Dynamic Pendulum Motion in an Interactive Online Environment Using Flash. In The Pendulum, Part 5, edited by Michael Matthews, 413-433. Vol. 5..
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Introduction to Physical Science, 751. New York, NY: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Society, 2005.

Awards and Honors:

  • Appointed - Science Standards Assessment State Committee, SD Department of Education, 2015
  • Invited to Commemorate 100 years of the SD Academy of Science, SD Academy of Science, 2015
  • Selected, IdeaFest Speaker, 2015
  • Selected to the South Dakota Next Generation Science Standards State Committee, South Dakota Department of Education, 2013
  • Selected to the Committee for Teacher Preparation, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2013
  • Selected to the Dean's Advisory Committee, USD School of Education, 2013
  • Selected as Interim Chair of the Alternative Access Committee for AAPT, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2012
  • Faculty Senate Representative, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Appointed Chair of the AAPT Committee on Educational Technologies, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2011
  • AAPT Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Access, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2010
  • Selected for the National AAPT Focus Group on the Science Core Standards, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2010
  • Vice Chair of USD Curriculum and Instruction Committee, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Selected for the NCATE/NSTA Science Standards Auditor Board, National Science Teacher's Association/ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2008
  • Dissertation of the Year Award, Texas A&M University, School of Education and Human Resources, 2005

Presentations:

  • Ezrailson, Cathy. THE FIELD SAFETY PROTOCOL: A MUST FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL SCIENCE FIELD STUDIES. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science Conference, The University of Sioux Falls. (April 9, 2016)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. A CONCORDANCE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION THEMES IN THE SDAS PROCEEDINGS: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 100th year Conference, Chamberlain, SD. (April 10, 2015)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. A Silent Public Health Menace Rife in Schools? A Responsive Science Lab Safety Protocol is Key. Presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Jose, CA. (February 2015)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. WHY IS A SCIENCE LAB SAFETY GUIDEBOOK IMPORTANT FOR SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOLS?. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Sciences, Rapid City, SD. (March 28, 2014)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Disaster Awaits: School Science Lab Safety Ignored. Presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago. (February 15, 2014)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Kaleidoscope of Great Online Tools for Teaching Physics. Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL. (January 5, 2014)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Next Generation Science Education Standards. Presented at the AAPT SM13, Portland, OR. (July 2013)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Powerful Factors that Determine if Safe, Hands-on Science is being taught in Elementary Schools. Presented at the AAAS WM13. (February 2013)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. A Kaleidoscope of Great Online Web Tools for Teaching. Presented at the AAPT WM13 . (January 2013)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. A Kaleidoscope of Free and Easy Web Tools for Teachers. Presented at the AAPT Summer Meeting 2012, Philadelphia, PA. (August 2012)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Miner, Shane. Probing Student Choice: Text or Video Content Preference by Elementary Science Methods Students. Presented at the AAAS Conference, Vancouver, BC, CA. (February 19, 2012)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Miner, Shane. Student Choices: Video or Text Preferences of Elementary Science Methods Students. Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Omaha, NE. (August 1, 2011)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Mining The Physics Front Digital Library Collection for Teaching Resources. Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. (January 10, 2011)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Tools for 21st Century Teaching: Using Digital Libraries, Blogs, Wikis and More. Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Portland, OR. (July 29, 2010)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Evaluating Safe Science Teaching Practice in the U.S. (Phase II). Presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, Alberta, Canada. (July 2010)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Tech Tool Savvy for Physics Teachers. Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Washington, DC. (February 10, 2010)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Explicitly Evolutionary: Blogging in the Classroom with Darwin and Wallace. Presented at the The 7th International History and Philosophy of Science Teaching Biennial Conference, University of Notre Dame. (June 25, 2009)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Keller, Christina, Koppang, Miles. A Partnership for the Master's of Natural Science: Combining Resources to Provide Content in Physics and Chemistry for High School Teachers. Presented at the Physics Teaching Education Coalition Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (March 10, 2009)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy, Millard, Phillip, Kludt, Rachel. A Design and Evaluation Study for Teaching Science Safely in South Dakota (Phase I). Presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, Alberta, Canada. (July 2008)
  • Ezrailson, Cathy. Evaluating Safe Science Teaching Practice in the U.S. (Phase II). Presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, Alberta, Canada. (July 2008)