Eastern Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
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Beth Kubitskey

Associate Dean of Students and Curriculum COE and Associate Professor Physics and Astronomy

206 Porter




Ph.D. Education Studies, Teacher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2006).

M.S. Physics Education, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (1995)

B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1987)

Interests and Expertise

  • Eastern Michigan University, Associate Dean of Students and Curriculum, College of Education 2013-present
  • Eastern Michigan University, Associate Professor of Physics. 2012-2013
  • Eastern Michigan University, Assistant Professor of Physics. 2007- 2012
  • Post doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan. 2006-2007
  • Eastern Michigan University, Lecturer 1995-2002 
  • Thurston High School, South Redford, MI. Physics, Physical Science, and Math Teacher 1990-1994


Selected Publications:

  • Fishman, B., Konstantopoulos, S., Kubitskey, B., Vath, R., Park, G., Johnson, H., & Edelson. Comparing the impact of online and face-to-face professional development in the context of curriculum implementation. The Journal of Teacher Education July 2013
  • Kubitskey, B., Fishman, B., Johnson, H., Mawyer, K. & Edelson, D. Curriculum aligned professional development for geospatial education. Chapter in Teaching Science with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Secondary Teachers MaKinster, J., & Trautmann, N. Ed. 2014
  • Park, G., Johnson, H., Vath, R., Kubitskey, B., & Fishman, B. Examining the roles of the facilitator in online and face-to-Face PD contexts. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 21.2 p 225-246 2013
  • Kubitskey, B., Vath, R., Johnson, H. Fishman, B., Konstantopoulos, & S., Park, G. Examining study attrition: Implications for experimental research on professional development. Teaching and Teacher Education 28.3 p 418-427 April 2012
  • Kubitskey, B., & Thomsen, M. Human subjects research and the physics classroom. The Physics Teacher. 50.6 p 53 Sept 2012 • Kubitskey, B., Rutherford S., Wylo, B. & Liggit, P. The accreditation process for science: The path leads to unintended (positive) consequences. Journal of College Science Teaching 41.1 p 46-53 Sept/Oct 2011
  • Kubitskey, B. Extended professional development for systemic curriculum reform. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 2006
  • Kubitskey, B., Fishman, B., Margerum-Leys, J., Fogleman, J., Brunvand, S., & Marx, R. W. Professional development and teacher learning: Using concept maps in inquiry classrooms. In M. McMahon, P. Simmons, R. Sommers, D. DeBaets & F. Crawley (Eds.), Assessment in science: Practical experiences and education research (pp. 107-118). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. 2006
  • Kubitskey, B. Integrating Ethics into High School Physics. Unpublished master's thesis, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 1995

Presently Beth Kubitskey's office is in 206 Porter.