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Yuanhua Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Biological Science, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University

Areas of Expertise

  • Science teacher education
  • Computational thinking

Research Interests

  • Science inquiry and inquiry teaching
  • Teacher's knowledge in STEM education
  • Computational thinking in science teacher education

Biographical Sketch

Yuanhua Wang is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the College of Applied Human Sciences at West Virginia University. She obtained her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Texas Tech University. She also holds master’s degrees in Biological Science and Curriculum and Instruction.

Her research interests encompass several areas, including:

Science Inquiry and Inquiry Teaching

Her research spans from theoretical frameworks to the practical design and implementation of inquiry-based teaching methods in science education.

Teacher's Knowledge in STEM Education

She explores the knowledge that teachers require to effectively teach STEM subjects, focusing on pedagogical content knowledge.

Computational Thinking in Science Education

Her work centers on the integration of computational thinking into science method courses, with a dual goal of enhancing the motivation of preservice teachers to learn computational thinking and enabling them to effectively integrate computational thinking into their teaching practices.