Katahdin (Kate) Cook Whitt, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Arts & Sciences
Phone: 207-859-1156
cookwhittk@thomas.edu

 

Degrees

  • B.A. in Neuroscience and Music, Oberlin College
  • M.S.Ed. in Secondary Science Education, Northwestern University
  • Ed.D. in Learning Organizations, Wright State University

Certifications

  • Maine Teaching Certification in Secondary Science

Professional Affiliations/Licenses

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Maine Science Teachers Association
  • Northeastern Educational Research Association

Publications/Accolades

Refereed Journals

Wagh, A., Cook Whitt K., & Wilensky, U.  (2017).  Bridging inquiry-based science and constructionism: Exploring the alignment between students tinkering with code of computational models and goals of inquiry.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54(5), 614-641. doi:10.1002/tea.21379 

Todd, A., Romine, W. L., & Cook Whitt, K.  (2017).  Development and validation of the learning progression-based assessment of molecular genetics in a high school context.  Science Education, 101(1), 32-65. doi:10.1002/sce.21252

Non-Refereed Publications

Cook, K., & Montgomery, J. (2012). The art and science of a STEM-driven curriculum. EdTech.

International Conferences

Cook Whitt, K. (2017, April).  A structural model of elementary teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and practices for next generation science teaching.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Cook Whitt, K. (2015, April). The impact of reformed science teaching practices on student achievement.  Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Cook Whitt, K., Knodle, H., Wolfe, K., Lee, S. (2015). The power of computational modeling and simulation in the biology classroom. Workshop presented at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Chicago, IL.

Cook Whitt, K., Novak, M., & Brady, C., (2015). Modeling key mechanisms of evolution and population biology. Short course presented at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Chicago, IL.

Cook Whitt, K. (2014). Enactment of reformed teaching practices and student achievement. Poster presented at the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness, Williamsburg, VA.