Faculty and Staff

Daniel Birmingham

Daniel Birmingham
Daniel Birmingham

Research Areas

  • Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice in STEM Education
  • Youth Collaborative Design-based Research
  • Place-based Education
  • Informal Science Education
  • Teacher Learning from youth voice

About Dr. Birmingham

Dr. Daniel Birmingham is an assistant professor of STEM education in the School of Education at Colorado State University.

Dr. Birmingham's research examines potential avenues to bridge community and school experiences in order to alter modes participation in STEM and support transformative learning for youth from traditionally marginalized communities. A central aspect of his research is focused on the design of collaborative forms of qualitative research necessary for expanding dialog on the enduring challenges we face in the areas of educational equity and opportunity in STEM education.

Dr. Birmingham's work occurs with youth and teachers in traditionally marginalized communities and has resulted in

  1. better understanding science learning experiences that are consequential for youth from marginalized communities
  2. examining the ways in which science teachers can learn from experience, expertise, and cultural practices of youth who are traditionally marginalized, and
  3. providing insights into an innovative methodological model of youth design-­‐based research.

He was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) for his dissertation. Some of his published works can be found in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST), Science Education (SE) and Cultural Studies of Science Education (CSSE).