CAMPOS Faculty Scholar (2015-2016) and Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education
Alexis Patterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education. Her research lies at the intersection of equity studies, social psychology, and science education. Recent projects have focused on equity issues that arise when students work together on group projects in science and the role social-emotional skills play in facilitating equitable interactions between students. Driving her research is the desire to study the challenges facing those in the field of science education in order to reframe science learning in terms of diversity and access.
Dr. Patterson received her doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education in Science from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to graduate school, she worked in Oakland Unified School District as an assistant director of an after school program, as a middle school science teacher, and as an intervention instructor at an elementary school. Dr. Patterson, a Bay Area native, is currently learning how to swim and is an avid reader of historical fiction. She is excited to join the UC Davis community and actively form collaborations across campus.
To learn more about her work in the School of Education visit her website.