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Evans, Gayle Nelson

Gayle EvansLecturer, Science Master Teacher
School of Teaching & Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
173 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611-7048
FAX: 352-392-9193

Research Interests

My research interests center around teacher learning, from pre-service teacher education, as students prepare for a career in teaching, continuing through to the lifelong learning of practicing teachers. Specifically I am interested in helping teachers plan curricula that will meet the demands of state and national science standards while still finding ways to keep their students actively engaged in scientific and mathematical inquiry. In addition I am an advocate for integrating Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM) in ways that offer students authentic problem solving and critical thinking opportunities within their science coursework. Because I began my career with 14 years teaching in a high school setting, I am always trying to find ways to cultivate meaningful partnerships with our local school systems and teachers so that the work we do here at UF can help to positively impact the STEM education opportunities for our local middle and high school students.


Currently Pursuing Ph.D. – University of Florida, Science Education

M.Ed. – University of Florida, ProTeach

B.A. – Mount Holyoke College, Biology, Environmental Studies

Key Professional Appointments

Lecturer, University of Florida, 2014-Present

Visiting Lecturer, University of Florida, 2012-2014

Science Teacher, Gainesville High School, Gainesville Fl, 1998-2012

Selected Publications

Evans, G. N. (2012). AP Environmental Science Crash Course. Piscataway, NJ:Research & Education Association.