Title: Assistant Professor
Company: St. Cloud State University
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Felicia Leammukda, Assistant Professor at St. Cloud State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.
With years of experience to her credit, Dr. Leammukda has excelled as an assistant professor with St. Cloud State University since 2019. Prior to this position, she was active as a Cargill Fellow with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities between 2016 and 2019. She additionally served as a clinical supervisor for secondary science teacher candidates at the University of Minnesota between 2015 and 2019. Dr. Leammukda began her career as a high school science teacher working in Boston Public Schools.
Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Leammukda pursued an education at Saint John’s University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in music performance at the College of Saint Benedict in 1996. She subsequently continued her academic efforts with a Master of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a master’s degree in neurobiology and anatomy at Boston University, respectively. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Leammukda concluded her studies at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction and STEM education in 2019.
Beyond her primary responsibilities, Dr. Leammukda has been associated with numerous organizations within her field. As a member, she has contributed to Science Education for Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, the Association for Science Teacher Education and the International Society for Educational Planning. Dr. Leammukda has also been affiliated with the Minnesota Science Teachers Association, the National Science Teaching Association and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
Harboring a lifelong interest in science, Dr. Leammukda was drawn to her field after caring for a child with epilepsy while volunteering at a hospital, which inspired her to make a difference in the lives of others through research. Among her many career highlights, she is incredibly proud of helping to continuously design science education programs for her schools over the years. Looking toward the future, Dr. Leammukda hopes to conduct more benchwork research on heart science, return to her epilepsy research, establish a study abroad program at Alnwick Castle in England and advance to tenured positions in academia.
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