Pushkin, David B. 1963–

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Pushkin, David B. 1963–

PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1963, in Mineola, NY; married Beth Nussbaum (a public relations executive), December 28, 2003. Education: Excelsior College of the State University of New York, B.S., 1984; University of South Florida, M.A., 1986; Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 1995.

ADDRESSES: Home—200 Winston Dr., No. 812, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. Office—Science Department, Frisch Yeshiva, Paramus, NJ 07652. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: E-Z-EM, Inc., Westbury, NJ, quality control chemist, 1983–84; Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL, teacher of chemistry and algebra and tutor at Leaning Center, 1985; teacher of science and algebra at a private high school in Tampa-Davis Island, FL, 1985–86, and a Roman Catholic high school in St. Petersburg, FL, 1987–88; Ohio State University, Columbus, visiting fellow in mathematics, 1988; James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, research chemist, 1988–89; physics and chemistry teacher at a high school in Bradenton, FL, 1989–93; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, academic fellow and instructor in physics and science education, 1993–95; College Misericordia, Dallas, PA, visiting assistant professor of physics, 1995–96; Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ, assistant professor of chemistry and science education, 1996–98; Wilmington College of Delaware, New Castle, assistant professor of educational research, 1999–2001; Pace University, New York, NY, adjunct assistant professor, beginning 2002; Maritime College of the State University of New York, Bronx, member of science faculty, 2002–06. St. Petersburg Junior College, adjunct instructor, 1987–88; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, adjunct instructor, 1999; William Paterson University, visiting assistant professor, 1999; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, adjunct assistant professor, 1999–2003; Saint Leo University, adjunct professor, 2002; St. Johns University of New York, adjunct professor, 2002–04; guest lecturer at other institutions, including King's College, London, American University, University of Massachusetts—Boston, McGill University, Wayne State University, University of Calgary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and University of Moncton. City of Bradenton, wastewater consultant to Department of Public Works, 1990–91.

MEMBER: International Cultural Research Network, European Science Education Research Association, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, American Chemical Society, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, National Science Teachers Association, American Educational Research Association, Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Society of College Science Teachers, Association for the Study of Higher Education.


(Under name Dave Pushkin) Teacher Training: A Reference Handbook, American Bibliographic Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Unauthorized Methods: Strategies for Critical Teaching, edited by J.L. Kincheloe and S. Steinberg, Routledge (New York, NY), 1998; The Post-Formal Reader: Cognition and Education, edited by J.L. Kincheloe, S. Steinberg, and P.H. Hinchey, Falmer Press (New York, NY), 1999; Standards and Schooling in the United States: An Encyclopedia, edited by J.L. Kincheloe and D. Weil, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2001; and (Post)Modern Science (Education): Propositions and Alternative Paths, edited by J. Weaver, M. Morris, and P. Appelbaum, Peter Lang Publishers (New York, NY), 2001. Contributor to academic journals, including Science Education, Journal of Chemical Education, Association of Women in Science, Physics Essays, Physics Teacher, Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of College Science Teaching, Journal of Science Education, and Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, referee of manuscripts. Journal of College Science Teaching, member of editorial committee; History of Intellectual Culture, member of editorial board.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the critical thinking development of students in general chemistry and physics classes, in relation to their problem-solving skills.