Dr. Karl Jung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Science Education k-8
Karl G. Jung, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Science Education K-8 in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning at the University of South Florida. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in STEM Education. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he was a second grade teacher.
Dr. Jung's research focuses on examining and understanding how elementary science teachers can support their students in using and developing the academic language needed for talking and writing during science instruction. He also works in the area of coaching, examining the role that coaching partnerships play in how elementary teachers implement science and STEM in their classrooms. Dr. Jung teaches the Elementary Science Methods course in the Science Education program.
McFadden, J., Jung, K.G., Tretter, T., & Robinson, B. (2021). Teacher-developed multi-dimensional science assessments supporting elementary teacher learning about the next generation science standards. Journal of Science Teacher Education.