Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Faculty and Staff Directory

Birmingham, Daniel

Title/s: Assistant Professor
Sequence Lead

Specialty Area: Science Education, Teacher Education, Place-Based Education

Office #: Lewis Towers 1056, WTC

Phone: 312.915.7305

E-mail: dbirmingham@luc.edu

CV Link: Birmingham-CV


Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Program Areas

  • Teaching, Leading and Learning with Schools and Communities

Research Interests

  • Equity, Diversity & Social Justice in Science Education
  • Place-Based Education
  • Youth Participatory Action Research
  • Informal Science Education
  • Teacher Learning from Youth Voice

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • National Associate for Research in Science Teaching
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Courses Taught

  • CIEP M64 Secondary Science Methods
  • TLSC 210 Education Policy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 231/421 Teaching Science in Elementary Classrooms
  • TLSC 432 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Classrooms


  • 2014 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Selected Publications

  • Gotwals, A. & Birmingham, D. (In Press).  Eliciting, identifying, interpreting and responding to students’ ideas: Teacher candidates’ growth in responsive teaching practices. Research in Science Education.
  • Birmingham, D. & Calabrese Barton, A. (2014).  Putting on a green carnival: Youth taking educated action on socioscientific issues.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(3), 286-314.
  • Calabrese Barton, A. Birmingham, D. Sato, T., Tan, E. & Calabrese Barton, S. (2013). Youth as community science experts in green energy technologies.  Afterschool Matters, 18, 25-32.
  • Birmingham, D., Pineda, B & Greenwalt, K. (2013).  Undoing the divide: Teachers and teacher educators as multicitizens.  Teacher Education Quarterly, 40 (1), 45-62.