About Dr. Sabel
Dr. Sabel joined the Department in 2016. She began her research career as a developmental geneticist examining genes involved in early embryonic development and then transitioned her focus to teaching and research in science education. Dr. Sabel's work focuses on various types of tools and classroom environments that can support students in learning biology and engaging in scientific practices. Dr. Sabel is an active member of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), and the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).
B.A. Biology, Simpson College; M.S. Genetics, University of Iowa; Ph.D. Educational Studies (Science Education), University of Nebraska
- Classroom scaffolds, tools, and environments that help students learn and enhance their understanding of biological concepts
- Formative assessment
- Self-regulated learning and metacognition