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Dr. Younkyeong Nam

Assistant Professor

Office:  290 Albert W. Brown BuildingYNam
(585) 395-5019


PhD, University of Minnesota
EdM, Korea National University of Education, South Korea
EdM, Pusan National University, South Korea

Area(s) of specialty:

Culturally Relevant Science Teaching
Earth system education
STEM education

Research interest(s):

Culturally relevant science pedagogy
Science teachers’ subject matter knowledge and practice
Teachers’ understandings of earth system
STEM pedagogy


Nam, Y., Roehrig, G., Kern, A, & Reynolds, B. (In press). Perceptions and Practices of Culturally Relevant Science Teaching in American Indian Classrooms. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Nam, Y. (2012). Rethinking Historical and Cultural Source of Spontaneous Mental Models of Water Cycle: In the Perspective of South Korea. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 7(2), 485-493.DOI: 10.1007/s11422-012-9388-0.

Nam, Y. & Ito, E. (2011). A climate change course for college students. Journal of Geoscience Education, 59(4), 229-241.

Finley, F., Nam, Y., Oughton, J. (2011). Earth system science: An analytic framework. Science Education, 96(6), 1066-1085.

Nam, Y. (2011). The impact of a professional development program on urban teachers’ lesson planning using urban geologic sites. Journal of Korean Earth Science Society, 32(5), 474-484.

Nam, Y. (2011). Exploring the important factors of informal science education program of youth in poverty: A case study of informal Earth science education program in the U.S. Journal of Korean Earth Science Society, 32(5),485-493.

Roehrig. G. & Nam, Y. (2011). A review of teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and subject matter knowledge for teaching Earth system concepts. Journal of Korean Earth Science Society, 32(5),494-503.

Park, M., Nam Y., Moore, T. & Roehrig, G. (2011) The impact of integrating engineering into science learning on student’s conceptual understandings of the concept of heat transfer, Journal of the Korean Society of Earth Science Education, 4(2),89-101.

Nam, Y. (2011) Culturally relevant science teaching using urban environments. Journal of the Korean Association for Research in Science Education, 31(7), 1040-1054.

Last Updated 8/3/15