Kennesaw State professor named Georgia Science Teacher of the Year

GSTA honors David Rosengrant, associate professor in Physics Education   KENNESAW, Ga. (June…

Georgia (Jun 24, 2014)GSTA honors David Rosengrant, associate professor in Physics Education


KENNESAW, Ga. (June 24, 2014) — The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) has named David Rosengrant, associate professor in Physics Education, as the winner of the state’s College Level Science Teacher of the Year - 2014.

Rosengrant, who works in the Department of Biology and Physics, has been at Kennesaw State for the past seven years. He received his Ed.D. in Science Education from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick in 2007.

His research involves problem-solving, the learning differences between experts and novices, as well as eye-tracking research. He is also heavily involved with teacher training, professional development and training future master teachers.

“It is a joy to be working with future teachers, whether they are elementary or high school level,” Rosengrant said. “These student teachers will soon become future secondary physics instructors.”

Each year GSTA recognizes excellence in science teaching through the Science Teacher of Promise awards and recognition program. The Science Teachers of the Year awards recognize ongoing excellence in science and the commitment to its improvement. Outstanding achievement in elementary, middle and high school science teaching is recognized with the selection of a state winner.

The Georgia Science Teachers Association is a professional organization dedicated to improving science teaching at all levels, pre-school through university. The mission of GSTA is to provide leadership and service for science education. The current membership of over 2,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists and representatives of business and industry. 


-- Robert S. Godlewski


David Rosengrant, KSU associate professor in Physics Education


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit