Alumni (Postdoctoral)

Dr. Pooneh Sabouri

Pooneh Sabouri was a Postdoctoral Associate at Tandon School of Engineering. Her research included designing STEM curriculum using Vygotskian Approach, characterizing teacher learning, and developing ways of collaborating with teachers to inform and expand their teaching practices with theoretical ideas. Sabouri presented her work on teacher development, teacher education discourse, and using cultural-historical activity theory in teacher education in national and interactional conferences, including AERA, NARST, and ISCAL.

Pooneh Sabouri received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran, where she taught at high school during her undergraduate studies and became interested in pursuing a degree in education. She earned her Master’s degrees in Mathematics Education and Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, focusing on science education at New York University. She worked at Texas Regional Collaborative and administered the Academic Community Centers at the University of Texas at Austin and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Department of Teaching and Learning at Steinhardt, including geometry, problem-solving and science method courses.