PhD in Education, University of California Santa Barbara (2009)
M.A. in Education, Chapman University (2003)
B.A. in Biological Sciences, University of Southern California (1997)
First Year Seminar "0 Captain, My Captain!"learning To Lead From Great Teachers
Levermore Global Scholars Seminar In The Sciences
S/T: Science Education For Students With Special Needs
Teaching And Learning Science- Childhood
Unified Science For Elementary Teachers
Teacher Education and Professional Development
Supporting English Learners in Science
Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning in Science
Bridging Standardized Testing and Inquiry Instruction
Fostering Reading Comprehension of Non-fiction Text
Usha Kotelawala (PI), Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program ($1.2 million), Fordham University
Funded by the National Science Foundation
AU Faculty Liaison and Services Coordinator
Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Grant
Partnership with Freeport Public Schools ($786,591)
Partnership with Wyandanch Union Free School District($249,750)
Funded by NYS Race To The Top
Co Principal Investigator
Emily Kang and Tara Concannon-Gibney, Fostering Reading Comprehension through Science in Middle and Upper Elementary Classrooms: A Pilot Professional Development Program ($3500), Funded by Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant
Writing Team Member
Jane Close Conoley (PI), Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program ($900,000), CalTeach Santa Barbara, University of California, Santa Barbara, Funded by the National Science Foundation
Kang, Emily J.S., & Bianchini, J.A. (2013). Relationships among science language, concepts and processes: a study of English learners in junior high school science classrooms. In J.A. Bianchini, V.L. Akerson, A. Calabrese Barton, O. Lee, and A.J. Rodriguez (Eds.). Moving the equity agenda forward: Equity research, practice, and policy in science education. (pp. 261-282). NY: Springer.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2013), The Neuron Game. Science Scope. Washington, DC: NSTA Press, 36(5), 42-47.
Kang, Emily J.S., Bianchini, J.A., & Kelly, G.J. (2012), Crossing the Border from Science Student to Science Teacher: Preservice Teachers’ Views and Experiences Learning to Teach Inquiry. Journal of Science Teacher Education, DOI 10.1007/s10972-012-9317-9.
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Kang, Emily J.S. (2012, November). World Hunger: Dispelling the Myths. Hunger Banquet. Sponsored by Collaboration Project, Adelphi Community Reads, Hunger for Justice, Amnesty International, Criminal Justice Club, Sikhs United, Muslim Student Association, Garden City, NY.
Kang, Emily J.S., McCarthy, M., Vaughn-Shavuo, F. (2012, September). Strategies for Implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) in light of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Superintendent’s Conference Day at P.S. 203, New York, NY.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2012, July). From Farm to Table. CSTEP/STEP Summer STEM Camp, Garden City, NY.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2012, March). AMPing up your Teaching: Lessons learned from the Field. Kappa Delta Pi Induction Ceremony Keynote Address. Adelphi University.
Kang, Emily J.S. and Merino, Nicole (2007, October). “Successfully Implementing Scoring (for teacher education programs of less than 150 candidates” PACT Implementaion Conference. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2007, July). “East-West Seismology – Earthquakes in California and Taiwan” Yuan Lin Cultural Exchange Program. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2005, March). “Hello? I’m Talking Here – Communication in the Science Classroom” Research Experience for Teachers. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, Emily J.S. (2003, July). “Lung Surfactant Collapse and Recovery in Premature Infants” Research Experience for Teachers. UC Santa Barbara.
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Concannon-Gibney, T., Kang, Emily J.S., & McCarthy, M.J. (2010). “Fostering Reading Comprehension through Science in Upper Elementary and Middle School Classrooms: A Pilot Professional Development Program.”. In National Reading Conference. Fort Worth, TX.
Kang, Emily J.S . (2010). “Depth and Breadth: Bridging the Gap between Scientific Inquiry and High-Stakes Testing with Diverse Junior High School Students.”. In National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Philadelphia, PA.
Craven, J., Hogan, T., McCarthy, M., Kang, E., Manocchi-Verrino, C. , & Nevarez-LaTorre, A.A. (2010). “Reading and Writing for Learning in Science: Practical Strategies to Engage Young Learners”. In Celebration for Teaching and Learning. New York, NY.
Kang, Emily J.S., Bianchini, Julie A., & Kelly, Gregory J. (2009). “Crossing the Border from Science Student to Science Teacher: Preservice Teachers’ Efforts to Learn to Teach Inquiry.”. In American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
Kang, Emily J.S., Levine, Jason, Null, Suzie Y., and Lawrence, Andrea (2008). “Sink or Swim: An Analysis of Teacher Candidates’ Preparation and Proficiency in Classroom Management.”. In American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
Bianchini, Julie A., Kang, Emily J.S., Kelly, Gregory J. (2007). “Investigating Toxic Risk and Sharing Results Online: What Do Preservice Science Teachers Know about Science, Inquiry, and Literate Practices?”. In National Association for Research in Science Teaching. New Orleans, LA.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
(2012) Cultures of Professional Development for Teachers: Collaboration, Reflection, Management and Policy. Analytrics.
DeLaBastide, L. (2013) Impact of Research Experience on Secondary Science Teachers' Pedagogy
Honors and Accomplishments
Eugene Cota-Robles Diversity Fellowship for Graduate Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Teacher of the Year 2004
Air Force Association Vandenberg Chapter
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Advisory Member: PK-17 Advisory Group (partnership with Nassau BOCES, Adelphi Univ, and Nassau Co School Districts to discuss teacher preparation and student preparation for college)
Advisory Board Member: SAP/CSTEP Program
Member: National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Member: National Science Teachers Association
Professional Development Provider: Ulster County BOCES - Supporting English Language Learners in the Common Core Learning Standards
Licenses & Certifications
California Multiple Subject (Childhood) Teaching Credential
California Biology (Adolescent) Teaching Credential
California General Science (Adolescent) Teaching Credential