Northwestern University

Research Assistant Professor

Christa Haverly began her career as an elementary school teacher in Maryland and Illinois, and she has also worked for a nonprofit environmental education organization in the D.C. metro area. Currently, her research focuses on teacher responsiveness to students’ equitable sensemaking in elementary science classrooms as well as systemic and organizational supports that work to sustain improvements in elementary science instruction in classrooms. She is also interested in the intersections of environmental education and science education in elementary classrooms. She received a B.A. from Boston College in Elementary Education, an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University in Environmental Education, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Science Education.

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