Jennifer da Rosa, Program Coordinator, Lecturer
Jennifer da Rosa, Ed.D., is the Program Coordinator for JHU Energy and Environmental Programs. Jennifer has a background in geosciences and science education, specializing in adult science learning. She advocates for the use of conceptual change strategies to address earth and environmental science misconceptions. Jennifer’s research interests include earth and environmental science education, adult learning philosophy, experiential and active learning strategies, science misconceptions, and conceptual change theory.
Jennifer was formerly an instructor with the United States Naval Academy’s (USNA) STEM Center for Education and Outreach, where she worked with USNA midshipmen and faculty to offer science and engineering outreach programs around the country and overseas. Jennifer has also taught for the University of Maryland University College, Anne Arundel Community College, and Texas Woman’s University. She has developed courses in climate change, natural disasters, environmental sustainability, and GIS.
Prior to her teaching career, Jennifer served as a civilian oceanographer for the Naval Oceanographic Office’s (NAVO) Warfighting Support Center at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. During that time, she used her knowledge of the ocean, environmental, hydrographic, and geologic processes to analyze commercial and classified satellite imagery and prepare GIS and imagery products in support of vital Unites States Naval Operations.
Jennifer received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at Northeastern University. Her dissertation research explored the link between worldview and climate science misconceptions among adults. She has an M.S. in geoscience with specialization in oceanography from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in geology from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.