Usha Rajdev

Usha Rajdev
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Organization:Marymount University
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2807 N Glebe Road
Rowley Hall
Arlington, VA
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Academic Credentials
B.Ed., University of London
B.S., M.Ed., Chaminade University of Honolulu
Ed.D., Arizona State University
Other study: English as a Second Language endorsement, University of Phoenix

 Teaching Areas:

  • Mathematics and Science Methodology 

 Research Interests:

  • Errors and Misconceptions in mathematics/science

  • STEM in education using PBL with focus in engineering and design

Publications:

 "Ethics and Corporal Punishment within the Schools across the Globe" Journal of International Education Research, Volume 8, Number 2. Available at:http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JIER/article/view/4245/4352

"Educators Across The Globe Collaborate And Exchange Ideas" Journal of International Education Research, North America, 7, May, 2011. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JIER/article/view/4245.

"Mending the Errors of Their Ways" New Teacher Advocate, Insights (fall 2010 Volume 18, No.1 page 8), Kappa Delta Pi Publication

"Project Learning Tree Activities Energize the Teaching and Learning in Gandhi’s Home Town" (fall 2010 e-article page 2 of 32)  Available at http://www.plt.org/teaching-in-ghandis-home-town

Dr. Usha Rajdev brings expertise in teaching math and science methodology with an emphasis on identifying errors and misconceptions in mathematics and science. Her integrated approach to teaching math and science has been recognized by NASA's Goddard Space Center. She was fortunate to be selected by the Center to send an experiment up on the SEM-08 Ready for Flight, in 2000: Process of Germination and Plant Growth  

 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/158801main_w20000828.pdf  

Dr. Rajdev enhances her students learning through hands-on teaching with a focus in engineering and design using project-based learning. She has been part of Marymount's faculty since 2008. She is a recipient of the Faculty of the Year 2012 Service Award, the 2012 Virginia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award, and the 2012 National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award.She was selected for a Fulbright Specialist Project, in India, 2012, to conduct professional development workshops with faculty and undergraduates in Education and developing a community-wide service-learning project to promote literacy. She is also on the roster for Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Currently, Dr. Rajdev is conducting a Mosquito! Module (Smithsonian Science Center) in Uganda, through PBL and engineering and design. She trains teachers online and has initiated five pre-service STEM Chapters within high schools and a university around Kampala, Uganda. 

Dr. Rajdev is a counselor for Marymount University's Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society (KDP) and a faculty advisor for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter. She spearheads KDP's International Leadership Committee’s STEM Initiative.

 

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Dr. Rajdev's integrated approach to teaching math and science has been recognized by NASA's Goddard Space Center. She was fortunate to be selected by the Center to send an experiment up on the SEM-08, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Ready for Flight, in 2000: Process of Germination and Plant Growth (Frank Elementary Elimentary School, AZ).

 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/158801main_w20000828.pdf  

 

 

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