​Teresa Kennedy

Teresa Kennedy holds a joint appointment as Professor of International STEM and Bilingual/ELL Education in the College of Education and Psychology School of Education and in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler (2009 – present).  She has over 30 years of experience in higher education (since 1988) and her K-12 teaching experience includes 8 years at the secondary level and 7 years at the elementary/middle school level in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, with secondary teaching certifications in Science (Earth Science and Natural Science), Social Studies, Spanish, English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, and elementary certification in all subject areas. She has traveled to over 100 countries through her work and educational experiences and has taught language, science, and social studies lessons in classrooms around the world and has written numerous publications.  Dr. Kennedy currently serves on committees at UNESCO, ICASE, NNELL, NSTA, and Tyler Sister Cities. 

Previously she served in several different capacities for The GLOBE Program (2001-2012), responsible for facilitating activities in 112 GLOBE partner countries working with NASA's Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR) and the U.S. Department of State. Positions included serving as Director of the GLOBE Program Office International Division and U.S. Country Coordinator (2009-2012 located on the University of Texas at Tyler campus); GLOBE Deputy Director / Director of the International Division and U.S. Country Coordinator (2006-2009 located at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado); and GLOBE Deputy Chief Educator and Assistant Director of U.S. Partnerships (2001-2003 at the former GLOBE headquarters office in Washington D.C.). She also managed all activities related to the GLOBE International Help Desk as well as Star historical summaries posted to the GLOBE website from 2003-2012. 

Prior to her position at UCAR, she was an Associate Research Professor of Education at the University of Idaho where she founded a bilingual/foreign language education program, and also served as the NASA Broker Facilitator for the State of Idaho, the director of the NASA Regional Educator's Resource Center for the College of Engineering NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium, and led the Center for Evaluation, Research and Public Service for the College of Education facilitating faculty in identifying and developing potential grant and evaluation projects.  Dr. Kennedy received her Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in Teacher Education/Curriculum and Instruction in 1998. 

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