George Glasson

George Glasson, Teaching; Faculty Senate

George Glasson

George Glasson



203 War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Office: 540-231-8346


Department Membership

School of Education


  • Place-based STEM Education
  • Inquiry Pedagogy
  • Sustainability Science Education
  • Ecojustice Education

Professional Activities

  • Program Leader, Science Education
  • Lead Editor, Cultural Studies of Science Education
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • Virginia Association of Science Teaching


  • Ph.D.,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MAT, Duke University
  • B.A., Duke University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Excellence in Student Advising Award College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2010

    International Outreach Award, School of Education, 2008

    Selected Publications


    Madden, A. M., Hochella Jr., M., Glasson, G.E., Grady, J.R., Bank, T.L, Green, A.M., Norris, M.A., Hurst, A.N., & Eriksson, S.C.  (2011) Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental Explorations, Grades 9-12. NSTA Press.

    Book Chapters

    Glasson, G.E. (2015).  Ponder this: Can ecojustice education go mainstream? In M. Mueller, and D. Tippins  Ecojustice, citizen science and youth activism: Situated tensions for science education. (pp. 171-176).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

    Glasson, G.E. (2013). Is there an App for that? Connecting Local Knowledge with Scientific Knowledge. In M. Mueller, D. Tippins, A. Stewart, (Eds.) Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility): A Conversation to Guide Legislation and School Policy (pp. 215-225). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

    Glasson, G.E. (2010). Developing a sustainable agricultural curriculum in Malawi: Reconciling a colonial legacy with indigenous knowledge and practices.  In D. Tippins, M. Mueller, M. van Eijck, & J. Adams (Eds.), Cultural Studies and Environmentalism: The Confluence of EcoJustice, Place-based (Science) Education, and Indigenous Knowledge System (pp. 151-164).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.


    Lanier, M. & Glasson, G.E. (2014).  Investigating Strategies for Enhancing Achievement for Urban African American Students in Middle School Science Classroom. Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices 11(1), 9-32.

    Glasson, G.E. (2011). Global environmental crisis: Is there a connection with place-based ecosociocultural education in rural Spain. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6(2), 327-355.

    Glasson, G.E. (2010).  Revitalization of the shared commons: education for sustainability and marginalized cultures.  Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5(2), 373-381.

    Glasson, G.E., Mhango, N., Phiri, A., & Lanier, M. (2010). Sustainability science education in Africa: Negotiating indigenous ways of living with nature in the third space. International Journal of Science Education, 32(1), 125-14.

    Sponsored Research

    Glasson, G.E. (2015). Malawi STEM Education Workshop: Development of a Certificate Program for Secondary School Agriculture and Science Teachers, Office of International Research, Education and Development/Project Innovate, United States Agency of International Development, $2506.

    Schmittmann, B., Glasson, G.E., Brand, B.Piilonen, L., Simonetti, J .(2011 -20014) "The Virginia Tech Phystec Project," Sponsored by Physics Teacher Education Coalition, $298,835.00.

    Frykholm, J, Glasson, G.E., & Vierling, L. (2000-04).  Earth Systems Connections:  An Integrated K-4 Science, Mathematics, and Technology Curriculum.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Principal Investigator. ($471,000)