Director of CSME
Timothy Stoelinga, Ph.D., is the Director of Loyola’s Center for Science and Math Education (CSME). Stoelinga’s work in STEM education has focused on the design and study of innovative programs that enhance STEM learning from early childhood to adulthood. In particular, he studies how curricular supports and programs of teacher inquiry can enhance teaching and learning in mathematics and science. Stoelinga is also interested in studying childrens’ development of positive identities as learners, focusing on issues related to socialization, participation, and identity, particularly for students in underrepresented groups in STEM. Stoelinga began his career in education as a high school mathematics and science teacher in Chicago. He also served in district leadership roles in PK-12 mathematics in Chicago and Boulder, Colorado. Prior to his appointment at CSME, Stoelinga designed and studied research-based curriculum projects in elementary and secondary level mathematics for ten years at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Learning Sciences Research Institute.