Dr. Kristin Cook (email) is the Interim Associate Dean of the School of Education. She received her doctoral degree at Indiana University- Bloomington in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in Science Education and Environmental Sciences. A former high school biology teacher, Kristin has served as a professional developer and consultant for elementary, middle, and high school STE(A)M-focused school reform and project and problem-based learning development. Kristin’s research focuses on engaging students and pre-service teachers with the community of science through the exploration of socio-scientific inquiry and integrated STEAM instruction. She has authored several manuscripts and book chapters, most notably including “Connecting to our community: Utilizing photovoice as a pedagogical tool to connect college students to science” featured in the International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, which won the Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers Award at the Association for Science Teacher Educators. She was also named an Ambassador for Science Literacy by the Kentucky Science Center. At Bellarmine University, she currently teaches Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Science Methods, as well as School Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education.