Dr. Kristin Cook (email) is the Associate Dean of the School of Education. She received her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in Science Education and Environmental Sciences from Indiana University (Bloomington). Since 2012, Dr. Cook’s productivity includes over $600,000 dollars in externally funded projects, 2 peer-reviewed published books, 52+ peer-reviewed publications published or in-press, and 85+ peer-reviewed and invited international, national, regional, and state presentations. Dr. Cook is actively involved in the Association for Science Teacher Education, serving in an elected position and winning the Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers award. A former high school biology teacher, Dr. Cook serves as a professional developer and consultant for elementary, middle, and high school STEAM-focused school reform and project/problem-based learning development. Dr. Cook’s research focuses on engaging students and teachers with the community of science through the exploration of socio-scientific inquiry and transdisciplinary STEAM instruction. At Bellarmine University, she teaches Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Science Methods, STEAM Education, and School Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education.