David Stroupe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Michigan State University
David Stroupe is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU) and the associate director of STEM Teacher Education at the CREATE for STEM Institute. David has three overlapping areas of research interests anchored around ambitious teaching practice. First, he frames classrooms as science practice communities. Using lenses from Science, Technology, and Society and the History and Philosophy of Science, he examines how teachers and students negotiate power, knowledge, and epistemic agency. Second, he examines how beginning teachers learn from practice in and across their varied contexts. Third, he studies how teacher preparation programs can provide support and opportunities for beginning teachers to learn from practice. David has a background in biology and taught secondary life science for four years. He received the AERA Exemplary Research Award for Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education), the Early Career Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and “Research Worth Reading” from NARST and the National Science Teacher Association. Read more.