Centre College Faculty
Donna M. Plummer• Professor of Education
• Chair of Education Program
Office: Crounse Hall—403
Plummer joined the Centre faculty in 1996. She teaches classes in educational psychology, science methods, natural science, and a first-year seminar. She also supervises the elementary-level student teachers.
She serves as faculty advisor for the LIFT program (“Learning Is Fun Together”), in which Centre's education majors prepare and facilitate an evening enrichment program for local fourth- and fifth-grade students. She has also served as the teacher educator for the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program committees of numerous first-year teacher interns in Boyle County and Danville, Kentucky elementary/middle schools. Her invited book chapter, “Line Graphing Skills and Attitudes of College Biology Nonmajors” was published in the international book, Fostering Scientific Habits of Mind: Pedagogical Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education. Her work with a local elementary teacher and Centre student teacher, “Linking Science and Literacy” on the integration of science with children's literature was published in Science Activities.
Plummer holds a B.S. in biology from Texas Wesleyan University, an M.A. in biology and a life teaching certificate for biology, physical, and life/earth science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
File last updated: 8/6/13