Verma, Geeta

Geeta Verma

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


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 includes 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 National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies. Geeta serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Science Teacher Education, associate editor for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and serves on the review board of many journals. Geeta is working on a National Science Foundation funded project focused on computer modeling, flight simulation, drone technology and the use of data analytics in making sense of big data.

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



  • Women’s Fellowship Award (2016-17), Stockholm University
  • University-Wide Faculty mentoring award (2017), University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
  • Plenary Panel Speaker (2017), In (ex) clusion and the construction of the “Other” in math and science education| Stockholm University
  • Hall of Fame Award (2011), Recent Outstanding Alumni, Kent State University, Kent, OH


  • Co-editor in Chief, Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA) 
  • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) 
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)