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)
Master'S Seminar: Inquiry In Teaching And Learning
Teaching And Learning Science- Childhood
Unified Science For Elementary Teachers
Science Teacher Education and Professional Development
Supporting English Learners in Science
Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning in Science
Bridging Standardized Testing and Inquiry-Based Instruction
Principal Investigator (2016-2017)
Nitrified: A Documentary on the Nitrification of Long Island Waters ($1000), Funded by the Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant
AU Faculty Liaison and Services Coordinator (March 2014 - June 2015)
Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Grant 3
Partnership with Freeport Public Schools ($804,000)
Partnership with Uniondale School District ($799,250)
Funded by NYS Race To The Top
AU Faculty Liaison and Services Coordinator (October 2012 - June 2014)
Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Grant 1
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 (2010)
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 (2008-2009)
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, E.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.
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Kang, E.J.S. (2016), Ready, set, infect! Science in School, 36,
Maguire, C., Kang, E.J.S., Hogan, T., & McCarthy, M.J. (2016), Robots, bookmarks, and guitars, oh my! Fusing art and design in to an electricity unit. Science and Children
Swanson, L.H., Kang, E.J.S., & Vaz-Bauler, C. (2016), Making science real: Supporting English learners in argumentation and explanation through authentic tasks. Science Scope
Kang, E.J.S., McCarthy, M.J., & Donovan, C. (2015), Enhancing elementary teachers’ STEM teaching practice through a NGSS-focused professional development program. New Perspectives in Science Education 2015, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-88-6292-600-3
Kang, E.J.S., Bianchini, J.A., & Kelly, G.J. (2013), Crossing the Border from Science Student to Science Teacher: Preservice Teachers’ Views and Experiences Learning to Teach Inquiry. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 24,
Kang, E.J.S. (2013), The Neuron Game. Science Scope. Washington, DC: NSTA Press, 36(5), 42-47.
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Kang, E.J.S. (2015, October). Expert Panel Moderator: Racing to Zero documentary. Sustainable Long Island; AU Center for Health Innovation, Garden City, NY.
Kang, E.J.S. (2015, July). Critical Reading and Writing for STEM. CSTEP Summer Bridge Program, Garden City, NY.
Kang, E.J.S. & Cosentino, JoAnn (2014, May). Academic Language in the edTPA. Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities (cIcu) IS NetworkED New York City-2/Long Island Region, Garden City, NY.
Kang, E.J.S. (2014, March). edTPA Task 4 Webinar Presentation. Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities (cIcu) IS NetworkED New York City-2/Long Island Region, Garden City, NY.
Kang, E.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, E.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, E.J.S. (2012, July). From Farm to Table. CSTEP/STEP Summer STEM Camp, Garden City, NY.
Kang, E.J.S. (2012, March). AMPing up your Teaching: Lessons learned from the Field. Kappa Delta Pi Induction Ceremony Keynote Address. Adelphi University.
Kang, E.J.S. and Merino, N. (2007, October). “Successfully Implementing Scoring (for teacher education programs of less than 150 candidates” PACT Implementaion Conference. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, E.J.S. (2007, July). “East-West Seismology – Earthquakes in California and Taiwan” Yuan Lin Cultural Exchange Program. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, E.J.S. (2005, March). “Hello? I’m Talking Here – Communication in the Science Classroom” Research Experience for Teachers. UC Santa Barbara.
Kang, E.J.S. (2003, July). “Lung Surfactant Collapse and Recovery in Premature Infants” Research Experience for Teachers. UC Santa Barbara.
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Hogan, T., McCarthy, Crupar, D., M.J., Kang, E.J.S., & Donovan, C. (2016). Citizen science initiatives around community aased Issues: A research partnership explored across the primary - higher education learning continuum. In 7th Annual Living Knowledge Conference. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
Kang, E.J.S., Swanson, L.H., & Bauler, C.V. (2016). "Explicame": Examining bilingual learners’ language use when constructing arguments and explanations of earthquake phenomena. In National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Baltimore, MD.
Kang, E.J.S., McCarthy, M.J., & Donovan, C. (2015). Enhancing elementary teachers’ STEM teaching practice through a NGSS-focused professional development program. In New Perspectives in Science Education – Edition 4. Florence, Italy.
Thornburg, D., Kang, E.J.S., & McCarthy, M.J. (2014). Lessons learned about candidate support for the edTPA. In the edTPA National Implementation Conference. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
Kang, E.J.S., Donovan, C., & McCarthy, M.J. (2014). Effects of an NGSS-focused Professional Development on Elementary Teachers’ Self-efficacy and Teaching Practice. In National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.
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
Video on my work on STLE Grant in Freeport Schools.
DeLaBastide, L. (2013) Impact of Research Experience on Secondary Science Teachers' Pedagogy
Honors and Accomplishments
“40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” article by NerdScholar
Outstanding Woman at Adelphi University for Women’s Recognition Month
Student Government Association
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
Trained Scorer: edTPA Middle Childhood Science
Advisory Board Member: SAP/CSTEP Program
Member and Conference Proposal Reviewer: National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Professional Development Provider for Freeport Schools, Port Washington School District, Uniondale School District, Wyandanch School District, Ulster County BOCES, and Global Kids NYC
Licenses & Certifications
California Multiple Subject (Childhood) Teaching Credential
California Biology (Adolescent) Teaching Credential
California General Science (Adolescent) Teaching Credential