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Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.

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Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.

Director of Education

Education Department

Contact

skerlin@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610-910-0053
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interest and Expertise

Steve Kerlin’s research interests are in environmental and science education, technology to enhance and extend outdoor education, educator professional development, and inquiry-based teaching and learning. He is an Eagle Scout and worked at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation for 10 summers. When not at work, Kerlin enjoys kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures with his family.

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Education

  • Ph.D., curriculum and instruction, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
  • M.S., curriculum and instruction, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
  • B.S., secondary education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

  • Director of education, Stroud Water Research Center, 2016–present.
  • Assistant professor of environmental education/interpretation and youth programming/camp management, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2013–2015.
  • Statewide specialist in nature center management and Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension, 2013–2015.
  • Assistant professor of science and environmental education and director of the Center for Environmental Education, Northern Kentucky University, 2009–2013.
  • Science teacher, grades 7–9, Penns Valley Area School District, Pennsylvania, 1998–2005.

Publications

Uncharted WATERS: sustaining a meaningful student teaching experience amidst a global pandemic via an online STEM curriculum

Marcum-Dietrich, N.I., C. Stunkard, Z. Krauss, and S. Kerlin. 2021. Current Issues in Middle Level Education 25(2): article 3.

Teaching Environmental Sustainability – Model My Watershed: curriculum and teacher guide

Kerlin, S., M. Daniels, C. Staudt, and N. Marcum-Dietrich. 2019. Projects at Concord Consortium’s website.

Aquatic macroinvertebrate identification trainings for volunteers: results of a national materials and practices inventory survey

Louw, M., T. Muenz, J. Roberts, M. Wilson, and S. Kerlin. 2018. Technical report published through the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. Pittsburgh, PA USA. (CMU-HCII-18-104).

Our Watershed

Marcum-Dietrich, N., S. Kerlin, C. Staudt, and M. Daniels. 2018. The Science Teacher 85(2):39–48.

Status and needs of environmental education related organizations in Wisconsin: results from the 2015-2016 state-wide survey

Hougham, J., S. Kerlin, K. Liddicoat, K. Ellis, and E. Crampe. 2017. A technical report from University of Wisconsin-Extension,Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education, and the 2015 Wisconsin Environmental Education Consortium.
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