April 28, 2017
Kathy Greene Retires
Kathy Greene will be retiring this semester after 29 years at Beloit College.
Kathy Greene will be retiring this semester after 29 years at Beloit College. Her contributions to the Education and Youth Studies Department have been numerous: department chair, responsibility for the Science for Elementary Teaching Major; advisor for Track One, Elementary and Middle School certifiers; advisor for Track Two majors (e.g., Sciences); advisor for Track Three majors; and teacher of many EDYS courses. Through the many courses she has taught, her influence has been very important to so many EYDS students. Her teaching courses have included the following departmental offerings: Education in a Democratic Society, Developing Math Numeracy, Investigating the Natural World, Advanced Topics in Education, Student Teaching in Elementary/Middle School, Student Teaching Overseas, and Senior Thesis). Two college-wide initiatives in which Kathy played a key role were Girls, Women and Science, and Advising.
Kathy’s professional presence at Beloit College was primarily defined by her role as professor of education and chemistry. She obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in curriculum and instruction, with a focus on science education, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching interests included areas of higher education, science education, gender and schooling, and educational policy and practice for public democracy and social justice.
As a department, we wish Kathy the very best as she embarks on new ventures. We want to acknowledge her many contributions to the Department and the College and say thank you. She has many colleagues and students who will miss her enthusiasm for teaching. All the best, Kathy!