Mark Newton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Science Education

Dr. Mark Newton specializes in the intersection of socioscientific issues, environmental education, and experiential education. Specifically, he is interested in how students’ experiences in the field are associated with their environmental behaviors. His current project examines an undergraduate course taught in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Additionally, Dr. Newton has researched effective approaches to teaching climate change and STEM curricula. His undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia and master’s degree in Earth Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State he worked on a National Science Foundation grant studying earthquake swarms and aseismic transients. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Newton taught middle school science and math for over a decade in North Carolina and Florida.