Maria Rivera Maulucci

Associate Professor, Education Program Chair

Maria S. Rivera Maulucci, Associate Professor of Education, joined the faculty of Barnard in 2004. She combines expertise in science pedagogy and teacher education with experience at the elementary, secondary and postsecondary levels. Her accomplishments include excellent teaching and original scholarship on the art of teaching in general, and science teaching in particular.  Her courses include Student Teaching Supervision, Student Teaching Seminar, Urban School Practicum, Multicultural Secondary Pedagogy, and Science in the City I and II.  Professor Rivera is the Principal Investigator for the Barnard College Robert Noyce Teacher Education Scholars Program (BNTSP) funded by the National Science Foundation. 

 

 

Urban Education, Science Education and Pedagogy, Qualitative Research and Evaluation

  • Science in the City I: Science Content and Pedagogical Methods
  • Science in the City II: Preparing Future Scientists Now
  • Student Teaching in Urban Schools
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Urban School Practicum
  • Secondary Multicultural Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Issues in Education

 

National Association for Research in Science Teaching Equity and Ethics Scholar (2007)

 

 

  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • Association for Science Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

 

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012, May). A critique of the pipeline model for STEM education: Implications for teacher preparation. A keynote presentation at the Consortium for Excellence in teacher education STEM Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012, March). Making room for play in the world of kit-based science. A paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012, March). Emotions and identity in teaching for social justice in science education. A symposium paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012, January). The role of video in learning to teach linguistically diverse children. A workshop presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Clearwater Florida.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012, January). Evaluating the value-added of video reflection in an elementary science methods course. A paper presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, Clearwater Florida

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Edstrom, L. (2011, October). Partnering with local institutions to enhance STEM teaching/learning: The Science in the City and Math and the City models. Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education Annual Meeting.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Edstrom, L. (2011, October). Use of technology in teaching and research: VITAL (Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning). Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education Annual Meeting.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2011, April). Discussant: Assessing schools for generation r (responsibility): Reimagining legislation and school policy for environmental science education, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2011, April). Discussant: Toward culturally and socially relevant science education, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Sprague, S. (2011, April). The role of affirmations and challenges in science teacher identity development. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2011, April). Using VITAL (Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning) to foster preservice science teacher reflection and identity development. A symposium paper  presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2011, April). NARST Equity and Ethics Committee: Mentoring scholars of color in the organization and in the academy.  A paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

 

Publications: 

 

Journal Articles

  1. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2015). Fostering structurally transformative teacher agency through science professional development. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52, 545-559.
  2. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Mensah, F. (2015). Editorial: Naming ourselves and others. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52, 1-5.
  3. Rivera Maulucci, M. S., Brown, B., Gray, S., & Sullivan, S. (2014). Promoting equity in science education through critical science inquiry. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51, 1119-1149.
  4. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2013). Emotions and positional identity in becoming a social justice science teacher: Nicole’s story. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50(4): 453-478.
  5. Hagiwara, S., Rivera Maulucci, M. S., Ramos, S. L. (2011). Forum: Reflections on urban science teacher-student self-efficacy dynamics. Cultural Studies of Science Education. 6(4): 999-1018.
  6. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2011). Language experience narratives: Linking identity, language, power, and emotions in becoming an urban science teacher. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6(2): 413-434.
  7. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Brotman, J. S. (2010). Teaching science in the city: Exploring linkages between teacher learning and student learning across formal and informal contexts. The New Educator, 6: 196-211.
  8. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2010). Commentary: Excavating silences and tensions of agency|passivity in science education reform. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5(4), 985-991.
  9. Resisting the marginalization of science in an urban school: Coactivating social, cultural, materials, and strategic resources. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(7), 840-860.
  10. Geelan, D. Moore Mensah, F., Rahm, J., & Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2010). Forum: Roles, caring and learning to teach science. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5, 649-663
  11. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2010). Navigating role forces and the aesthetic│authentic caring dialectic: A novice urban science teacher’s developmental trajectory. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5, 625-647. DOI: 10.1007/s11422-009-9221-6.
  12. Milne, C., Rubel, L., Rodriguez, A. J. Emdin, C. Rivera Maulucci, M. S., Locke, D. Tan, E. Clairmont, N. & Upadhyay, B. (2009). Celebrating Jhumki Basu’s contributions to science education as a scholar and an activist: voices from the field. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 4, 399-407
  13. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2008). Intersections between immigration, language, identity, and emotions: A science teacher candidate’s journey. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3, 17-27.

Book Chapters

 

  1. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2013). Re-Imagining the goals of science education: What role should assessment play? In M. P. Mueller, D. J. Tippins, & A. J. Stewart (Eds.) A guide to school policy and legislation in science education: Assessing schools for Generation R (Responsibility). New York: Springer International.
  2. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Moore Mensah, F. (2012). NARST Equity and Ethics Committee: Mentoring scholars of color in the organization and in the academy. In Bianchini, J., Akerson, V. A., Calabrese Barton, A., Lee, O., & Rodriguez, A. J. (Eds.) New York: Springer International.
  3. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012). Exploring linkages between identity and emotions in science teacher education. In M. Varelas (Ed.) Identity construction and science education research: Learning, teaching, and being in multiple contexts. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  4. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2012) Social justice research in science education: Positioning, methodologies, and implications for future research. In Fraser, Barry J.; Tobin, Kenneth; McRobbie, Campbell (Eds.) Second international handbook of science education. New York: Springer International.
  5. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2010). Invoking the sacred: Reflections on implications of ecojustice for science education. In Tippins, D. J., Mueller, M. P., van Eijck, M., & Adams, J. D. (Eds.) Cultural Studies and Environmentalism: The Confluence of ecoJustice, place-based (science) education, and indigenous knowledge systems. New York: Springer International.
  6. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2010). “Becoming an urban science teacher: Teacher learning as the collective performance of conceptions.” In W. M. Roth & K. Tobin (Eds.) Re/structuring science education: Reuniting sociological and psychological perspectives. Springer International.
  7. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2009). “Teaching for social justice in urban science education: Margins, centers, and questions of fit.” In W. M Roth & K Tobin, (Eds.). World of science education: North America (pp. 491-511). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  8. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. (2006). “The Challenges and possibilities of middle level reform: Equity, expectations, and empowerment in science education.” In K. Dhingra & S. Hagiwara (Eds.). Change Agents in Science Education (pp. 17-33). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  9. Rivera Maulucci, M. S. & Calabrese Barton, A. (2005). “Where’s the joy? Justice and caring in science education.” In N. M. Michelli & D. L. Keiser (Eds.). Teacher education for democracy and social justice (pp.105-129). New York: Routledge​

Reports and Other Work

 1.      P. Berizzi, R. Pirani, M. Rivera Maulucci, and Wolf, N. (1998). Keeping the Green Promise: An Action Plan for New York City’s Urban Forest. New York, NY: Environmental Action Coalition and Regional Plan Association.

Contact: 

336B Milbank Hall
212-854-2121
mriveram@barnard.edu

Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

bntsp.pdf

By Appointment

  • BS, Barnard College
  • MFS, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • M.Phil, Teachers College
  • Ph.D., Teachers College

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