Mandy Biggers, Ph.D.

Lecturer II


Mandy Biggers, Ph.D.

ASSC 341


Ph.D., Science Education, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2013
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2005
B.S., Multidisciplinary Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2000


Elementary and Secondary Science Teaching; Science Education; Engineering Education; Science Teacher Preparation

Latest Articles

(Mis)alignments in mentorship: Exploring challenges to preservice science teacher preparation
Journal of Science Teacher Education (2019)
Mandy Biggers, Alison Miller, Laura Zangori, Brooke Whitworth

Questioning questions: Elementary teachers' adaptations of investigation questions across the inquiry continuum
Research in Science Education (2017)
Mandy Biggers

Preservice elementary teachers' images of scientific inquiry regarding practices of next generation science standards
Journal of Research in Curriculum & Instruction (2017)
Kyungmoon Jeon, Mandy Biggers

Elementary teachers' use of formative assessment to support students' learning about interactions between the hydrosphere and the geosphere
Journal of Geoscience Education (2015)
Cory T. Forbes, Jamie L Sabel, Mandy Biggers

Explanation construction in fourth-grade classrooms in Germany and USA: A cross-national comparative video study
International Journal of Science Education (2014)
Cory T Forbes, Kim Lange, Mandy Biggers, Mira Laux, Laura Zangori


Curricular Role Identity: What Kind of Science Teacher Will I Be? Teachers' Curricular Role Identity for Elementary Science
in Studying Science Teacher Identity: Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Explorations | Sense Publishers (2015)
Cory T. Forbes, Mandy Biggers

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a Scholar, Pioneer Teaching & Learning Academy (2019)
  • Selected as an Extended Network Provider of Professional Development, Engineering is Elementary (2019)
  • On The Bus Colleague Award, TWU Department of Teacher Education (2017)
  • Outstanding Visiting Faculty, TWU College of Professional Education (2017)
  • Mace Bearer for Commencement, Penn State University (2016)