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Ph.D. Kent State University, 2020

M.Ed. Spalding University, 2013

B.S. Celal Bayar University, 1999

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Fatma graduated from Kent State University in August 2020 with a PhD in the Curriculum and Instruction program, with a concentration in Science Education. She has 13 years of teaching experience as a science teacher at the middle school level and two years at the college level. Her goal as a science teacher educator and researcher is to generate knowledge that will contribute to preparing and supporting science teachers in their initial preparation and professional development. Dr. Kaya is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Tennessee STEM Education Center.



1. Collaborative Research: Assessing the Longitudinal Impact of Noyce Awards on the Subject Matter Knowledge of Beginning STEM Teachers in the US: A Comparative Study

2. PDConnect: A Scalable Community Approach to Improving Instruction in AP Chemistry Nationwide

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