Helen Douglass - Faculty & Adjuncts

Helen Douglass

Helen Douglass
Assistant Professor of Education
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2919 Chapman Hall Room 325


PhD – University of Colorado Denver MA – Colorado Christian University BS – University of New Mexico


Dr. Douglass's research interests include the intersections of formal and informal science and STEM teaching and learning. She examines learning spaces and equitable and inclusive teaching and learning practices. Additionally, using visual methodology, she investigates experiences women in science and engineering identify as early as elementary-aged years as important to their practices, and how to include those experiences in elementary educator teacher preparation. She is curious about the affordances makerspaces and design-based pedagogy provide to students and teachers.

Research Interests

Makerspaces, Design Thinking, Intersections between formal and informal science and STEM learning, Inclusive and equitable science and STEM teaching and learning

Teaching Interests

Developing new courses in STEM Education and Design Thinking
Science and Mathematics teaching methods


Book Chapters

  • Leonard , J., S. Chamberlin, E. Bailey, G. Verma, and H. Douglass. “Broadening millennials’ Participation in STEM and the Teaching Professions through Culturally Relevant, Place-Based, Informal Science Internships”. Centering Race in the STEM Education of African American K-12 Learners, Peter Lang, 2019.

Courses Taught

  • Mathematics for Elementary Children
  • Science for Elementary Children
  • Design Thinking in Schools and Communities
  • Elementary Field Experience
  • Introduction to Stem Education