Debi Hanuscin, Ph.D.

she/her/hers, Professor


Dr. Hanuscin is a former elementary teacher and informal science educator. She worked at the University of Missouri for 13 years before joining the faculty at Western in 2017, where she is jointly appointed in Elementary Education and the Science, Math, & Technology Education (SMATE) program in the College of Science and Engineering. Her research has been supported by multiple grants through the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hanuscin has published over 50 articles and numerous book chapters. Her most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Delinda van Garderen and classroom teachers, Universal Design for Learning Science focuses on inclusive practices for teaching elementary science and is available through NSTA Press.