Erin Peters Burton

Erin Peters Burton

Title:
Co-Principal Investigator
Email:
epeters1@gmu.edu

 

Associate Professor
Science Education and Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
George Mason University
 
Dr. Erin Peters-Burton, NBCT, is Associate Professor of Ed Psychology and Science Education at George Mason University. She is Director for the Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy and Academic Program Coordinator for the Educational Psychology Master’s in Science program. Dr. Peters-Burton’s experience as an engineer and a secondary science teacher for 15 years helps her relate research to practice in science and engineering education. She has won several state and national awards for her work in secondary science education and holds a National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science. In 2005, Dr. Peters-Burton was selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for the NASA where she advised the agency in their development of curriculum in engineering for K-12 teachers across the United States. Her work at NASA led her to be chosen as a member of the committee developing the first K-12 National Engineering Standards. In addition to her work with science education in Virginia, DC, and nationally, she spends time doing educational psychology research in developing student scientific and engineering epistemologies through self-regulated learning. Her work has shown promise in demonstrating a connection between content knowledge and nature of science knowledge, and she continues to develop research projects that investigate ways that students and teachers can utilize self-regulated learning not only to understand scientific and engineering knowledge but also to learn how knowledge in science and engineering is developed and validated.