Wesley Pitts
Chair/Professor and Co-Coordinator, Graduate Program in Science Education and Coordinator TOPS Program in Science Education
Middle & High School Education


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Dr. Wesley Pitts is a Professor of Science Education in the Department of Middle and High School Education (MHSE), School of Education, Lehman College, CUNY. Dr. Pitts earned his Ph.D. in Urban Education specializing in science education at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Pitts is also a graduate of the Association of American College and Universities Project Kaleidoscope STEM Leadership Institute.

Dr. Pitts currently serves as Chair of MHSE and Co-coordinator of the Secondary Science Education Program. Dr. Pitts also holds a second appointment in the Ph.D. Program in the Urban Education Department - at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently serving as PI as the NSF Noyce-Framework on the Continuum that Unifies and Strengthens STEM (Focus-On -STEM) and a Lehman project lead on CUNY’s Computer Integrated Teacher Education. His research uses frameworks from cultural sociology to investigate how encounters in urban secondary and post-secondary science classrooms and science teacher preparation programs create success in science education. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Pitts taught chemistry at the secondary level in NYC.

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