Eugene Judson

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina
Associate Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2680
Associate Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2680

Biography

Eugene Judson has a broad base of experience in science education, educational policy, and school improvement. His research focuses primarily on educational policies and their effects on STEM education in both K-12 and higher education environments. Dr. Judson's research interests are focused on two areas: 1) the relationship between educational policy and STEM education, and 2) the interactions among beliefs, classroom interactions, and learning in STEM classrooms. Recent and ongoing project topics include new ESSA-based state accountability plans and their inclusion of STEM factors; gender-based differences in how engineering faculty are assigned various duties; trends in science and math Advanced Placement (AP) among underrepresented students; evaluating how educators make sense of Next Generation Science Standards; and collaborating with colleagues from the Schools of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to examine the effects of a large-scale professional development program. 

Education

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, Arizona State University 2002
  • M.Ed. Educational Media and Computers, Arizona State University 1997
  • B.A. Secondary Science Education, Arizona State University 1990   

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Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do formal policies and policies of practice impact STEM classrooms and learning?

Current Research Projects:

Eugene Judson is collaborating with colleagues from the Schools of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to examine the effects of a large-scale professional development program that is focused on student-centered learning in undergraduate engineering classrooms.

Judson is examining how science and math teachers address teaching Advanced Placement (AP) courses differently than regular and honors courses. Related, he is looking at how teachers recruit students to enroll into science and math AP courses and entice them to complete the AP exams.

Judson is also examining how implicit and explicit gender biases may affect assignment of tasks (e.g., research, leadership, service) among faculty in colleges of engineering.

Publications

Judson, E., Ross, L., Middleton, J. A., & Krause, S. J. (2017). Measuring engineering faculty views about benefits and costs of using student-centered strategies. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 7(2), 65-78. 

Judson, E. (2017). How science and math teachers address classes of different levels: Advanced Placement (AP), honors and regular. The High School Journal, 100(4), 226-249. doi 10.1353/hsj.2017.0010

Judson, E. (2017). Science and math Advanced Placement (AP) exams: Growth and achievement over time. The Journal of Educational Research, 110(2), 209-217. doi 10.1080/00220671.2015.1075188

Judson, E., Ernzen, J., Krause, S., Middleton, J. A., & Culbertson, R. J. (2016). How engineering standards are interpreted and translated for middle school. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research 6(1). doi: 10.7771/2157-9288.1121  

Judson, E., & Hobson, A. L. (2015). Growth and achievement trends of Advanced Placement (AP) exams in American high schools. American Secondary Education, 43(2), 59-76.

Judson, E. (2014). Addressing teachers' feelings of lack of control over policy issues. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2(1), 1-10. 

Judson, E. (2014). Effects of transferring to STEM-focused charter and magnet schools on student achievement. The Journal of Educational Research, 107(4), 255-266.

Alvarado, C., & Judson, E. (2014). Using celebrations to recruit women to computer science. Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), 57(3), 70-77.

Judson, E. (2013). The relationship between state accountability practices and time allocated for science in elementary schools. Science Education, 97(4), 621-636. 

Judson, E. (2013). Development of an instrument to assess and deliberate on the integration of mathematics into student-centered science learning. School Science and Mathematics, 113(2), 56-68. 

Judson, E. (2012). When science counts as much as reading and mathematics: An examination of differing state accountability policies. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20, 26. 

Judson, E. (2012). Learning about bones at a science museum: Examining the alternate hypotheses of ceiling effect and prior knowledge. Instructional Science, 40(6), 957-973. 

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 532Infrmd Consumer of Ed Research
TEL 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 565Critical Topics in Ed Policy
DCI 784Internship
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 791Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 532Infrmd Consumer of Ed Research
SED 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 505American Education System
EPA 565Critical Topics in Ed Policy
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 532Infrmd Consumer of Ed Research
EPA 691Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 505American Education System
EPA 565Critical Topics in Ed Policy
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 532Infrmd Consumer of Ed Research
SED 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 579Apprentice Teach in Sec Educ
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 532Infrmd Consumer of Ed Research
SED 579Apprentice Teach in Sec Educ
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
SED 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 593Applied Project