Michelle Scribner-Maclean is a Clinical Associate Professor, Mathematics and Science Education in the College of Education at UMass Lowell.

Michelle Scribner, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor, Mathematics and Science Education

Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Education
Coburn 232

Research Interests

Assessment in science and mathematics education, Use of science kits in elementary classrooms


B.A., English, Concentration in Writing, Minor in Studio Arts; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education, University of Lowell; Ed.D., Math and Science Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Dissertation title: Exploring the Assessment Practices of Elementary Teachers Using Science Kits, University of Lowell



Project SPIRE, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, 2004.

Collaboration with Salem State College, Lawrence and Lynn Public Schools to bring science content workshops to K-12 teachers.


"Invertebrate Inquiry: Students answer their own questions about snails". Science and Children, May 1998. Co-written with Dr. Anita Greenwood.

"Peer Observations and Reflections with Preservice Elementary Science Teachers". UMass Lowell Math and Science Education Colloquium Journal, April 1998.

"Examining Elementary Teachers´ Explanations of Their Science Content Knowledge," with Anita Greenwood. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, No. ED 406 161.

"Science at Home". Science and Children, October 1996.

"Technology, Graduate Education, and  the Real World: Service Learning at a Research University", with Dr. John Lebaron. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 1995.

Professional Activities:

Presenter: Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, Costa Mesa, CA, January 2001.

Facilitator, Elementary Science Curriculum Mapping Project, Tyngsboro, MA, June 2000.

Facilitator, Lowell Science Specialists Training. Lowell, MA, September 1999 ­ May 2001.

“Science Mysteries," presented to the Central Massachusetts Regional Library System, March 1998.

Assessing Learning in Elementary Science, Boston Museum of Science, February 1998.

"Examining Elementary Teachers' Explanations of Their Science Content Knowledge," Co-presenter with Dr. Anita Greenwood, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, March 1997.

"Learning to watch and listen: Peer observations and reflections," with Anita Greenwood, New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH, April 1997.

Community Service:

Reviewer, 1999 National Science Teacher Association National Conference Boston, Massachusetts.

Consultant, Science Framework Pilot Team Group Pawtucketville Memorial School, Lowell, November 1997 - 1999

Young Scientists class for preschoolers and parents, 1996 - present. 

Works in Progress:

Assessment in Middle School Science (working title).