Karthigeyan Subramaniam

Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 218-S
Phone: 
(940) 565 3596
Email: 
Karthigeyan.Subramaniam@unt.edu

Karthigeyan Subramaniam, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on science teacher education. His scholarship focuses on preparation of elementary and secondary science teachers as well as on educational technology and qualitative research methodology. Before coming to UNT in 2009, he was on the faculty of Penn State University-Harrisburg, where his position was in Elementary Teacher Education and Teaching and in the Curriculum Master’s Graduate Program. He has also been on the faculty of Adelphi University. His bachelor's degree is from the National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, his master's degree is from University of Florida, at Gainesville, and his doctoral degree is from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Books

Subramaniam, K. (2002). Question and answer modules (1 to 10) for Exploring life science, Volumes 1-10. Republic of Singapore: Singapore STP Distributors.

Selected Articles and Chapters

Subramaniam, K. (in press). Student teachers' conceptions of teaching biology. Journal of Biological Education.

Subramaniam, K., & Harrell, P. (August, 2013). Framing prospective elementary teachers' conceptions of dissolving as a ladder of explanations. Journal of Science Teacher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10972-013-9356-x.

Subramaniam, K. (2013). Minority pre-service teachers’ conceptions of teaching science: Sources of science teaching strategies. Research in Science Education, 43, 687-709. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-012-9284-3.

Subramaniam, K., Harrell, P., & Wojnowski, D. (2013). Analyzing prospective teachers' images of scientists using positive, negative, and stereotypical images of scientists. Research in Science and Technological Education, 31(1), 66-89.

Subramaniam, K. (2012). Examining the content of preservice teachers' reflections of early field experiences. Research in Science Education, 43(5), 1851-1872.

Subramaniam, K. (2012) Minority preservice teachers' conceptions of teaching science: Sources of science teaching strategies. Research in Science Education. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-012-9284-3

Subramaniam, K. (2012) How webquests can enhance science learning principles in the classroom. The Clearing House: Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas. 85(6), 237-242.

Bullock, P.L., Subramaniam, K., Buenventura, L. & Lee, I. (2010). Looking below the surface: An analysis of an elementary teacher education program diversity transformation. International Journal for Cross Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 1(3), 233-242.

Subramaniam, K. (2010). Understanding changes in teacher roles through collaborative action research. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 21(8), 937-951.

Subramaniam, K. (2010). Integrating writing frameworks into inquiry-based instruction. Science Educator, 19(2), 31-34.

Recent Conference Papers

Eddy, C., Wojnowski, D., Harrell, P., Subramaniam, K., & Pratt, S. (2012). Using concept mapping to assess a large-scale project. In A. J. Cañas, J.D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), Concept maps: Theory, methodology, technology: Vol 2. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping. (pp. 446-451). Msida, Malta: Veritas Press.

Subramaniam, K., Wojnowski, D., Harrell, P., Eddy, C., Pratt, S., & Shaker, Z. (2012). Prospective teachers' knowledge of constructing concept maps. In A. J. Cañas, J.D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), Concept maps: Theory, methodology, technology: Vol 2. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping. (pp. 377-381). Msida, Malta: Veritas Press.

Harrell, P., Subramaniam, K., Shaker, Z., Wojnowski, D., Eddy, C., & Pratt, S. (2012). Using concept maps to assess and categorize elementary preservice teachers' misconceptions. In A. J. Cañas, J.D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), Concept maps: Theory, methodology, technology: Vol 2. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping. (pp. 452-459). Msida, Malta: Veritas Press.

Subramaniam, K., & Bush, B. (2012, April). Identifying minority teachers' sources of teaching strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Subramaniam, K. Harrell, P., & Wojnowski, D. (2012, March). A study of secondary science teachers' conceptions of heat transfer. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Service to Professional Organizations

Program Reviewer, National Science Teachers Association/ National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2006-present

Reviewer, American Biology Teacher, 2005-present

Reviewer, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2006-present

Memberships

American Educational Research Association

National Association of Biology Teachers

Association of Science Teacher Education

National Science Teachers Association

National Association for Research in Science Teaching