Jennifer D. Adams

Canada Research Chair of Creativity and STEM and Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Jennifer D. Adams is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair of Creativity and STEM and Associate Professor at The University of Calgary where she holds a dual appointment in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Werklund School of Education. There, her research focuses on the intersection between creativity and STEM teaching and learning in postsecondary contexts. She has scholarly expertise in STEM teaching and learning in informal science contexts including museums, science centers, National Parks and community-based learning. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Early CAREER award to study informal learning contexts and formal/informal collaborations for STEM teacher education. Her research portfolio also includes youth learning and identity in informal science contexts, with a focus on underrepresented youth and place/identity in transnational communities and environmental education. Her work emphasizes critical and sociocultural frameworks and participatory, qualitative, poststructural approaches to data collection and analysis. She has worked as an educator and researcher in NYC public schools and the American Museum of Natural History. Other affiliations include: The Graduate Center, CUNY and University of Victoria, Wellington.

Experience

  • –present
    Canada Research Chair of Creativity and STEM and Associate Professor , University of Calgary

Education

  • 2006 
    The Graduate Center, CUNY , Ph.D. Urban Education with STEM Specialization

Honours

National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award