Mary Lightbody, Ph.D. 

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Mary Lightbody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Science Education
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology


Contact Information
Founders Hall 2049
1179 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055

Office: 740/366-9353
FAX: 740/366-5047
Email: Lightbody.1@osu.edu


Biographical Information
Dr. Lightbody's research interests include the professional learning of in-service and pre-service teachers, with a focus on differentiation and the use of technology to support teaching and learning about science concepts that are difficult to teach and/or difficult to learn.

Dr. Lightbody served on the National Science Teachers Association Council as the District X Director (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) from 2006-2009. She previously was the President of the Science Education Council of Ohio from 2004-2005, and taught at Otterbein College for two years from 2005-2007.

Dr. Lightbody continues to serve as the State Coordinator for Science Matters in Ohio, formerly known as Building a Presence for Science, which is an electronic network of teachers of science in the state.


Education
2004 - Ph.D., Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education, The Ohio State University
1992 - Masters of Education, The Ohio State University
A.B., Harvard College