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Verma, Geeta

Geeta Verma PhD

Professor, STEM Education
  • Affiliate Faculty, Teaching
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address:geeta.verma@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone:303-315-4905

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

Geeta Verma is a professor of science education at the School of Education & Human Development, University of Colorado Denver. For over 25 years, she has worked in the field of education as a classroom teacher, researcher, and teacher educator. Her research encompasses (in) equity issues in science education, curriculum discourse, and ethnic studies in immigrant communities. Described as a critical, intercultural, and international scholar, Geeta focuses on creating equitable, imaginative, and innovative learning environments including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning environments. Her publications include journal articles in high-impact journals (including Journal of Research in Science Teaching), edited books, book chapters, and monographs. She presents her research at numerous international and national conferences and has delivered various keynote addresses and invited talks. She has secured grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies. Geeta serves as the co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Science Teacher Education, and as a past associate editor for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and serves on the review board of many journals.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ph.D ( (Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education), Kent State University, OH, USA 
  • M.Ed. (Science Education,Curriculum Development, Evaluation), University of Delhi, India
  • B.Ed. (Science Teaching in Middle and High Schools), University of Delhi, India 
  • M.Sc. (Entomology), University of Delhi, India
  • B.Sc. (Zoology, Botany, Chemistry), University of Delhi, India



University-Wide Faculty mentoring award, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO (2017)



  • Journal of Science Teacher Education | 2019 -2024 (along with Drs. Todd Campbell and Wayne Melville)

Associate Editorship

  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching | 2017-2020
  • Cultural Studies of Science Education | 2014- 2019

Editorial Board Membership

  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching | 2015 -2017
  • Cultural Studies of Science Education | Since 2015

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