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Meenakshi Sharma

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Meenakshi Sharma


M.Sc. (Honors) Chemistry, India, 1999; M.A.T., Tufts University 2009; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2018.


Meenakshi Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in Tift College of Education. Her work centers around science teacher education and students’ learning of science in K-12 classrooms. She specifically focuses on inquiry-oriented science teaching as aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM education. 


Dr. Sharma's research involves supporting pre-service science teachers’ noticing and responding to students’ ideas to help them engage students in scientific sense-making.