Stroupe receives dissertation award

July 7, 2014

Stroupe-David-2013David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education.

Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive the Gordon C. Lee Dissertation Award. The award goes to a scholar whose research exhibits a high level of originality, methodological innovation and ability to challenge and advance the field.

Stroupe joined the MSU College of Education faculty in fall 2013. He studies improving science instruction through ambitious practice, which deliberately aims to get students of all racial, ethnic and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline and solve authentic problems. He is committed to helping both pre-service and new teachers improve their abilities in this area.

The faculty of the UW College of Education presented the award to Stroupe during a graduation ceremony on June 14.