Assistant Professor of Science Education
Climate Science Specialties: Science Education
Dr. Sezen-Barrie is an Assistant Professor of Science Education and Coordinator of the Middle School Science Major at Towson University. Currently, her research interests are developing support systems for science teachers in implementing scientific and engineering practices and understanding the sociocultural dynamics of the interactions in science classrooms through discourse analysis. Previously, Dr. Sezen-Barrie was involved in projects to develop a framework for analyzing preservice teachers’ learning to teach science and an extensive international review of learning progression studies. Prior to her career at Towson University, Asli completed her PhD in Science Education at Penn State University where she worked with local middle school teachers in developing a model of informal formative assessments. Asli’s K-12 teaching experience includes teaching science and math at international middle schools (Istanbul, Turkey), coordinating educational activities for secondary schools at a botanic garden (Istanbul, Turkey & Oxford, England) and teaching elementary and middle school students at Science-U summer camp (State College, PA).