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Dr. Puneet Gill | Assistant Professor

Dr. Puneet Gill

Assistant Professor

"My advice to a student pursuing an online program is to stay organized, take advantage of online opportunities to communicate with your professor and other students in your classes, and to maximize your learning potential."


Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership/Social and Cultural Studies of Education – The University of Alabama, 2013
  • Ed.S. in Science Education – The University of Alabama, 2008
  • MSE in General Education – The University of Alabama, 2004
  • BAS in Biology – The University of Alabama, 2001

Career Highlights:

Co-Pi Noyce National Science Foundation grant for Mathematics. Dr. Gill directs the Texprep internship program and Noyce Mathematics conferences

Co-Pi Texas Regional Science Collaborative (Texas Regional Collaboratives) Grant. Dr. Gill helps facilitate and teach science professional development to teachers in the UISD and the LISD as a part of the TRC grant.

Dr. Gill has also taught science methods and math methods to pre-service teachers, and research areas include STEM education and socioscientific issues in science education.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction

Which classes do you teach online?

EDCI 5316

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?

Students will be able to examine relationships between education and society through diversity and social inequities in relation to bilingual education, race, class, gender, sex/sexuality and disability studies. They will also analyze curricular and instructional perspectives in relation to equal-educational opportunity. Students will also be able to apply conceptual understandings to curricular and instructional perspectives through the creation of a differentiated unit plan.

What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?

Cultural remedy presentations by students from a variety of cultures

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

My advice to a student pursuing an online program is to stay organized, take advantage of online opportunities to communicate with your professor and other students in your classes, and to maximize your learning potential.

Why did you start teaching?

I began teaching to share my educational interests in zoology, biology and physical science. I have continued to pursue higher education degrees and advance my teaching abilities in multiple areas.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

Critical thinking and the ability to analyze policy and practices that relate to curriculum development

What do you think is the biggest challenge that educators face today?

Adapting changing technology needs to curriculum issues and concerns

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Half Earth: Our Planets Fight For Life" by Dr. E. O. Wilson

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I worked at a women's resource center. I was the coordinator of the Young Women Leaders Program, a program for elementary girls to be mentored by young women who are college students.

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