Justina A. Ogodo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Baylor University School of Education. She earned her doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Alabama. Justina is a passionate educator with teaching experience spanning over 19 years across all tiers of learning. She currently teaches the “Teaching Science in Secondary School” undergraduate course. She was a secondary science teacher for many years before transitioning to higher education where she has taught secondary science teaching methods, learning and cognition in STEM education, multicultural education, and urban teaching seminar at two different institutions.

Her research interests include teacher pedagogical content knowledge, pre-service teacher preparation, in-service teacher development, urban education, culturally responsive teaching, and out-of-field science teaching. Her most recent works focused on the impact of targeted professional development on out-of-field physics teachers and examined what influences students in urban under-resourced schools to enroll in advanced placement courses.  She has published articles and book chapters.

Justina is affiliated with and serves in different capacities in these professional organizations: American Education Research Association, National Association of Research in Science Teaching, and Association Science Teacher Education.