Jomo Mutegi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Science Education


Résumé/CV on Box

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Instruction and Learning, 1996-1998
  • Ph.D., Florida State University, Science Education, 1997
  • B.S., Gannon University, Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biology, 1992

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-T 550 Identity and Education in the Urban Context
  • EDUC-Q 200 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
  • EDUC-E 328 Science in the Elementary School
  • EDUC-J 500 Curriculum in the Context of Instruction

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Received April 25, 2014.
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Junior Scholar Award from the Brothers of the Academy Institute. Received October 4, 2003.
  • Recipient of University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1996-1998.

Grants & Funding

  • Grant awarded from the Indiana Department of Education - Math/Science Partnership towards a project titled: From Standards to STEM: Integrating Science and Math in the Classroom. (University Collaborator; $448,521.69; November 2012).
  • Grant awarded from the Indiana University, School of Education - Proffitt Internal Grant Competition towards a project titled: Priming for Success: A Field-Based Exploratory Study of a Priming Intervention for Middle Grades African American Mathematics and Science Learners. (Co-PI; $38,000; January 2009).
  • Grant awarded from the Civic Innovation Lab towards a project titled: Sankor Vanguard. (PI; $30,000; April 2007).
  • Grant awarded from the Network Resource Training Sites towards a project titled: Combining math/science content and pedagogy: A course development workshop for the graduate preparation of high school teachers. (Co-PI; $25,000; March 2003).
  • Grant awarded from the Grable Foundation towards Junior Science Institute (PI; $14,156.47; June 1999).
  • Grant awarded from the Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation towards Junior Science Institute (PI; $60,000; July 1999).


  • Curriculum Development
  • Racism and Racial Bias
  • Science Education
  • Worldview Theory