Office: 301B Pulliam Hall
Research interests: Design and implementation of longitudinal, professional development programs to support STEM educators’ application of evidence-based pedagogical and mentorship practices that foster equitable K-16 STEM academic student outcomes. Design of original, standards-aligned, inquiry-based K-12 science instruction and assessment. Use and innovative critical theories to explain and displace longstanding disparities in achievement among various student communities in formal STEM learning settings. Innovations include the integration of critical race and LatCrit theories with other theoretical frameworks such as social constructivism, forms of capital, and fictive kinship.
B.S. Chemistry, University of Akron
IGERT Fellow in Chemistry Duke University
M.S. Secondary Education, Fort Hays State University
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Akron
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry, Grand Valley State University
Taught Chemistry and Physics, Derby High School, Derby, Kansas and Queen's College Georgetown, Guyana
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction and Chemistry and Biochemistry, SIUC
Bancroft, S. F., Benson, S. K., & Johnson-Whitt, E. (2016). McNair Scholars’ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate experience: A pilot study. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 28(1), 3-27.
Herrington, D.G., Yerzierski, E., Bancroft, S.F. (2016). Tool trouble: Challenges with using self-report data to evaluate long-term chemistry teacher professional development. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. doi: 10.1002/tea.21323
Herrington, D.G., Bancroft, S.F., Edwards, M.M., Schairer, C.J. (2016). “I want to be the inquiry guy!” How research experiences for teachers change beliefs, attitudes, and values about teaching science as inquiry. Journal of Science Teacher Education,27(2), 183-204. doi: 10.1007/s10972-016-9450-y
Bancroft, S. (2013). Capital, kinship, and white privilege: Social and cultural influences upon the minority doctoral experience in science. Multicultural Education, 20(2), p.10-16.