Lyn Countryman

Coordinator of Student Teaching
Phone: 
319-273-2614
Fax: 
319-273-7298
Office Location: 

Schindler Education Center 505

Mailing Address: 

Department of Teaching
University of Northern Iowa
SEC 505
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0613

Education 
  • B.A. 1980, Iowa State University - Zoology
  • M.S. 1987, University of Iowa - Science Education
  • Ph.D. 1992, University of Iowa - Science Education
Areas of Expertise 
  • Characteristics of Effective Instruction
  • Iowa Core
  • Gender Issues in Science Education
  • Using Technology as a Tool for Student Engagement
  • Constructivist Teaching Strategies
  • Student - centered learning/teaching
  • Teacher Performance Assessment
Research Interests 
  • Technology Tools in the Classroom
  • Social views of the Nature of Science
  • Constructivist Teaching Practices
  • Assessing Teacher Performance
  • Investing Students in Leadership in Schools
Honors & Awards 
  • 2011 Women in Innovation - Finalist 
  • 2010 PBS Teacher Innovator
  • 2008 BEN Scholar
  • 2007 Science Ambassador for Center for Disease Control
  • 2005 Who's Who of American Teachers 
  • 2002 Distinguished Service Award - Iowa Science Teachers Section - Iowa Academy of Science 
  • 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • 1999 Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service Award - UNI
  • 1999 Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Science
  • 1999 Tandy Mathematics and Science Teaching Award
  • 1996 Outstanding Middle Level Educator
Selected Publications 
  • Educational Leadership
  • Thought and Action
  • Science Scope
  • The Science Teacher
  • Middle Level Educator