Pam Guimond, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor
  708-534-4546 ext. 4546
  Office Location: F 1304
  
  College: CAS
  Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology
  

I love being a teacher because I get to teach and learn about teaching and learning with my students every single day! I teach general biology, zoology, genetics and secondary science teacher education courses. My areas of expertise include science teacher professional development, qualitative research methods, and the use of critical theories to inform science education research and practice. Currently, my research is focused on developing K-12 science curricula on weather-related topics using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Other research interests include reasons for the continued under representation of women in science and ways to enhance the number of under represented groups in STEM fields.

 I feel a special connection to the students at Governors State University. I understand what it is like to balance a home, a family, a career and the pursuit of higher education. I have been there and done that and recognize the sacrifices people make when they return to college with a goal of an advanced degree. Because of my experiences, I feel I can relate well to my students.

I am the secondary education program coordinator for the Sciences with a designation in the biological and physical sciences specialty areas. I am passionate about developing the very best secondary school science teachers who possess not only scientific content knowledge but also the pedagogical knowledge, skills and professional dispositions to bring that knowledge to their classes with the commitment that all students can and will learn.

My doctorate is in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University. I earned both a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in secondary education and a M.S. in Environmental Biology from Governors State University. I taught high school biology and chemistry for six years and science teacher education and biology courses at Governors State University for more than 25 years.

 
 Presentations 

•  National Association for Alternative Certification. Partnerships in Teacher Preparation: Focus on Literacy and STEM. Chicago, IL. March, 2015.

• National Association for Alternative Certification. It Takes a Community to Prepare Non-Traditional Teachers. Orlando, FL. March, 2014.

• National Association for Alternative Certification. If We Build a STEM AltCert Program…Will They Come? Los Angeles CA. March 2013.

• National Association for Alternative Certification. Lessons on the Journey of Data-Driven Results for Improving Program and Candidate Practice. Bethesda, MD, March, 2012.

• National Association for Alternative Certification. Collaborative Partnerships to Strengthen Candidate Support. Bethesda, MD, March, 2012.

• National Association for Alternative Certification. High Quality Teacher Preparation Moving from Internship to Residency. Chicago, IL, March, 2011.

• Illinois Science Teachers Association. An Exploration of Barriers to Teaching about the
Nature of Science. Peoria, IL, November, 2009.

• Intellectbase International Consortium. Leaving the Kitchen for the Classroom: Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Women in Higher Education. Las Vegas, NV, December, 2008.

• Project CRISSTM Level I training, University Park, IL, 2008.

• Illinois Science Teachers Association. Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Six University Women. Peoria, IL, November, 2007.

• Oxford Round Table. Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Six University Women. Oxford, UK. August, 2007.

• Qinhuangdao Foreign Language Professional College Seminar. What American Girls Need to be Successful in Science, Qinhuangdao, China, June, 2007.

• Qinhuangdao Sino-American Summit on Science Education. K-12 Partnerships: Outreach and Professional Development. Qinhuangdao, China, July, 2007.

• Illinois Science Teachers Association. Factors Affecting the Educational Success of Women Scientists. Peoria, IL, November, 2006.

• National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference and Exhibition. Factors Affecting the Educational Success of Women. Albuquerque, NM, October, 2006.

• National Science Teachers Association national meeting. What Can YOU Do to Help Girls Succeed in Science? Anaheim, CA, April, 2006.

• National Science Teachers Association regional meeting. What Can YOU Do to Help Girls Succeed in Science? Milwaukee, WI, November, 2005.

• National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference and Exhibition. What Can YOU Do to Help Girls Succeed in Science? Chicago, IL, October 2005.

Publications/Other Creative Works 

 • Guimond, P. (2016). Program Report for the Preparation of Secondary Biology Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, Bachelor of Science in Biology Teacher Education.

• Guimond, P. (2016). Program Report for the Preparation of Secondary Biology Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, Post-Baccalaureate.

• Guimond, P. (2016). Program Report for the Preparation of Secondary Chemistry Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, Bachelor of Science in Biology Teacher Education.

• Guimond, P. (2016). Program Report for the Preparation of Secondary Chemistry Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, Post-Baccalaureate.

• Gsell, T., Guimond, P., and Lyon, G. (2009). Undergraduate Coursework Enhancement Using Modern Culture and Molecular-based Instrumentation. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting, Philadelphia PA. p. 182.

• Guimond, P. (2008). Leaving the Kitchen for the Classroom: Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Women in Higher Education. International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Proceedings of Intellectbase International Consortium (4) 273-278.

• Guimond, P. (2008). Leaving the Kitchen for the Classroom: Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Women in Higher Education. The review of Higher Education and Self-Learning (RHESL) (2) 1, 53-62.

• Sexton. C. Gordon, M., & Guimond, P. (2008). Knowledge Transference: From skill to innovation - What our e-Portfolios Tell Us. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 176-183). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.