Rose Honey

Rose Honey

Rose Honey grew up in Darby, Montana. As a doctoral student she focused her dissertation research on middle school science students who are taught culturally relevant science education on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Her interest in culture and science education began to develop while she was a high school science teacher in Zimbabwe, Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Before beginning her doctorate, Rose worked in multiple fields. She was a research assistant in a fluid dynamics physics laboratory and later worked in a functional brain imaging laboratory where she helped to take images of blind people as they listened to sounds, in order to study the plasticity of the brain. Her teaching experience encompasses all age levels. She has worked as a preschool teacher, taught summer science programs for elementary students at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, helped to develop and teach a summer science camp for middle school students in Maui, Hawaii, and acted as a curriculum developer and director at a summer program for high school students at Yale University. Rose also worked as a formative researcher in children’s television collecting data from preschoolers that helped to inform program development. Her work in children’s media includes Sesame Workshop, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Barney, It’s a Big Big World, Nate the Great and Cyberchase. As a graduate student she helped to conduct science curriculum research, and taught graduate level educational media courses entitled, “Informal Learning for Children,” “Growing up in a Media World,” and “Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development.” Rose is currently the Senior Research and Evaluation Associate at Applied Engineering Management where she works with grantees from the U.S. Department of Education to help track the lifecycle of educational grants, define, collect and analyze data required to support legislation and the progress of their educational programs. She holds an Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice, and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain and Education, both from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Oregon. She lives in Missoula, Montana. You can contact her here: rose_honey@mail.harvard.edu