Alison Lockman

Contributing Faculty
No Specific College Affiliation
School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
No Specific Program Affiliation

Alison earned a B.A. in astrophysics from Swarthmore College, a M.A. in astronomy from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in science education from The Ohio State University. She has taught physics, astronomy, general science, earth science, environmental science, biology, and science teaching methods, courses to undergraduate, graduate, and high school students for more than twenty years. At Walden, she teaches natural science courses and the HMNT 1001 first term course.

Courses Taught

HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

SCNC 4001 - Analyzing Contemporary Scientific Controversies

PHSC 1001 - Earth Science

NASC 1001 - Environmental Science

BIOL 1001 - Introduction to Biology


PhD, The Ohio State University

MA, The University of Virginia

BA, Swarthmore College

Public Service

Faculty Excellence Award Committee, Committee Member -


Lockman, A. S., Schirmer, B. R. (2020). Online instruction in Higher Education: Promising, Research-based, and Evidence-based Practices. Journal of Education and e-Learning Research

Schirmer, B. R., Lockman, A., Schirmer, T. N. (2018). Relevance of the IES/NSF Protocol to Identification of Evidence-Based Practices. Journal of Educational Research and Practice


Schirmer, B. R., Lockman, A. S. (2021). Culturally Responsive Teaching in Undergraduate Online Courses.