Teresa Franklin, Ph.D.

Program Evaluator, Researcher, Developer, Author - Science Education and Technology


Dr. Teresa Franklin works with Wexford staff to develop and evaluate innovative STEM programs.  Dr. Franklin taught middle  and high school teacher of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science for 18 years. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and an M.S. in Occupational Technology from the College of Technology at the University of Houston.

Before retirement, Dr. Franklin was a professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio University, teaching undergraduate and graduates the principles of curriculum in the areas of STEM, instructional design, online course design to improve student achievement, research and assessment as well as targeted research in the field of instructional technology. Her research focuses on the integration of technology through curriculum development for face-to-face and online learning, the development of virtual learning environments and e-learning; virtual classroom technologies; and teacher/faculty professional development in integrating technology for differentiated instruction and student achievement. She continues to hold OU Professor Emerita status at Ohio University and works with graduate students needing dissertation support.

Dr. Franklin's scholarship addresses PK-12 education and access to mobile technologies used to deliver content for learning both nationally and internationally. Dr. Franklin is the co-author of a widely used science education textbook, numerous book chapters, journal articles, video development projects, and a keynote and invited speaker to conferences worldwide. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Franklin examined teacher preparation and the use of technology in Turkish Higher Education to deliver educational content to women in underserved areas of Turkey. She served as a Board Examiner for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for over 10 years and is a site visitor for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dr. Franklin has participated in numerous grant evaluations, program evaluations, department, college and university accreditation reviews nationally and internationally.  She has been the recipient and CO-PI of National Science Foundation GK-12 and U.S. Department of Education Grants, U.S., as well as several Toyota Foundation Grants to support the use of robotics in middle school science classrooms.