Paul W. Massey

Paul W. Massey

Assistant Professor

Degrees and Certifications

    • 1994-1996: Sixth Year: Institute for the Study of Instruction in Science,
      Southern Connecticut State University
    • 1977-1978: Sixth Year: Administration and Supervision,
      University of Bridgeport
    • 1971-1973: Masters of Science: Guidance and Counseling,
      University of Bridgeport
    • 1964 – 1968: Bachelor of Science in Education, Concentration: Biology,
      University of Hartford

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Professor of Education, Sacred Heart University, 2003-Present
    • Instructor – Yale University, TPR 294a, Methods of Science, Fall 2005
    • Director of Science, Hamden Public Schools, 1982-2003
    • Adjunct Professor – Southern Connecticut State University – Co-taught – Using Genetics to Energize the Teaching of Mathematics and Science, 1999- 2002
    • Adjunct Professor – Southern Connecticut State University, SCE 511, New Developments in Science Education. 2002.
    • High School Science Teacher, Biological Sciences, Hamden High School 1971-1996
    • Science Department Chair, Hamden High School, 1979-1982
    • High School Biology Teacher, The Hopkins School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1968-1971.

Research Interests & Grants

    • Received $100,000.00 grant from Bristol Myers Squibb to support systemic reform of science education in the Hamden Public Schools 2001-2004
    • Co-authored several Title II competitive grants with professors and representatives from Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University. Total amounts in excess of $90,000.00
    • Co-founder of the Regional Science Materials Center at Southern Connecticut State University.

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Co-Authored and Content Coordinator for TQP grant: “Inquiry and Applied Physics for the Elementary School Teacher,” 2009 (Funded Amount: $330,000 over three years)
    • Co-Authored and Content Coordinator for TQP grant: “Combining Inquiry and Ecology in Elementary Science Education,” 2008 (Funded Amount: $330,000 over three years)
    • Co-Authored and Content Coordinator for TQP grant: “Matter Energy in Ecosystems for Elementary Teachers,” 2007 (Funded Amount:$110,000)
    • Presenter: Prejudice Reduction Conferences: 2001-2009. The Human Genome Project: Promises and Perils.
    • Selected as a “Fellow” by the Connecticut Academy for Education in Science, Math and Technology. November 2002.
    • Developed and co-taught week long workshop for Hamden teachers: How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Application of Theory to Practice. July 2002.
    • Developed Frontiers in Science – An evening presentation program for students, teachers and parents. 2001-2003.
    • Connecticut Energy Education Committee Member, 2001-2003
    • Connecticut BioBus Committee Member, 2000-2002
    • American Physical Society Education Institute, Connecticut’s Educational Representative, Washington D.C., January 1999.
    • Presenter: National Science Teachers Convention, Electronic Student Portfolios; The Next Step in Authentic Performance Based Assessment. St. Louis, MO. March 2001.
    • Instructor at the National Science Resource Centers LASER Institute, Princeton, N.J. October 2000.
    • Presenter: National Science Teachers Convention: Using Digital Imaging to Increase Student Learning in the Biological Sciences. Orlando, FL., March 2000
    • President: Educators for Responsible Science, 1991
    • Project Director: Educators for Responsible Science, 1990
    • President: Connecticut Science Supervisors, 1986
    • County Co-Director: Connecticut Science Teachers Association, 1982-1985

Contact Information

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