Adam Papendieck

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Learning Scientist, Jackson School of Geosciences
Lecturer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Writer in Residence, Jackson School of Geosciences

Curriculum & Instruction

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction - Learning Technologies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
M.P.H. in International Health, Tulane University, 2005
B.A. in Philosophy and Biology (Double Major), Macalester College, 1999

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Adam Papendieck (he/him) is a Learning Scientist and Lecturer with the Jackson School of Geosciences. He leads the Learning Science CoLab, a design and research collaboratory connecting scientists who study the earth with social scientists and communities to improve learning, teaching, communication and public engagement in science. Adam also works with Jackson School faculty and staff on the development of models for better, more inclusive classroom experiences, like Curiosity to Question, as well as approaches for learning and changemaking beyond the classroom, like Storytelling for Change and the Geoscience Ambassadors Program. As a researcher, he examines learning as an interactive, emotional and values-sensitive project of meaning-making and identity formation. As lecturer, he teaches about writing, communication, education and the broader social and ethical impacts of science.

Adam has a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (Learning Technologies) from UT Austin, a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, and a BA in Philosophy and Biology from Macalester College. He has over 15 years of experience leading international sponsored projects to build human and technological capacity for accessible and culturally relevant higher education, and has also worked extensively on participatory science and community-based learning activities for health and resilience. He has edited, reviewed and published in scholarly journals in the fields of the learning sciences and educational technology, and is active in the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), the American Education Research Association (AERA) and at NAGT's Earth Educators' Rendezvous.

Adam rides his bike to work every day. Unless it's broken. Or he has a thing. Or he needs to grab one of his kids or take his dog to the vet or something. In any case, he's becoming a better bike-rider for himself and for our planet.