Linda Rogness, Adjunct Faculty
Linda Rogness, Ph.D., has been teaching science for 43 years and plans to continue for some time yet. Dr. Rogness has a B.S. in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, a M.Ed. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and one might expect her to be a practicing chemist, but her main passion is making science available to all students through creative activities, inquiry, and integration with language arts, mathematics, social studies, and the arts. She uses the tenets of IAIE, the International Alliance for Invitational Education. She believes that in a democratic society a scientifically literate population is essential for progress. In addition to teaching the prerequisite chemistry course in ESP, Dr. Rogness also teaches science methods courses to future K-12 teachers at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, where she is on the faculty. She is also involved in writing the science curriculum that meets the new Ohio science standards. This means that she gets to read children’s books, play with LEGO, and check out science apps for the iPad as well as think up creative ways to engage students with science.
When not engaged in teaching or writing, Dr. Rogness works on her sustainable, native plants planted and wildlife friendly yard, works with her new Arabian mare, rescues stray cats, and plays classical organ.