Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., City Univ.
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Research Interests: Science Education
WESLEY PITTS is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Middle and High School Education at Lehman College, City University of New York where he serves as a coordinator for the graduate program in science education. Between 2007 -2009 he also served as the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Strand 2: Context, Characteristics and Interactions in Science Education co-coordinator. His research uses critical ethnography, cogenerative dialogue, coteaching and prosodic analysis technology to investigate how encounters inside and outside urban secondary science classrooms and science teacher preparation programs produce structures and agency, including positive emotional energy and solidarity, to create success in science education. Prior to commencing his career as an university level urban science educator, Wesley taught in urban high school science and pre-college programs in NYC.