Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramPh.D. Education
Dr. Sissy S. Wong has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Science Education from Arizona State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Houston, and a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University.
Dr. Wong is an expert in science education, specifically science teacher preparation and induction, as well as science teaching with English language learners. Dr. Wong is a mixed-methodologist, but specializes in qualitative research.
PhD, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ United States
MEd, Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ United States
BS, Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ United States
Houston Zoo / Education Advisory Council, Board Member - Houston, TX United States
Awards / Honors
Research Worth Reading Award, National Science Teachers Association, 2014
Presentation of the year nominee, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 2013
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Paper of the Year Award, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 2012
Wong, S. S. (2018). Creating language-rich science classrooms for English language learners English in Texas
Jennifer, D., Wong, S. S. (2018). Where did the leaves go? Investigating decomposition through an inquiry-based project. Science Scope
Wong, S. S. (2016). Middle school science and mathematics teachers’ conception of the nature of science: A one-year study on the effects of explicit and reflective online instruction International Journal of Research in Science and Education.
Wong, S. S. (2015). Secondary science teachers’ beliefs and persistence: A longitudinal mixed-methods study Journal of Science Teacher Education
Wong, S. S. (2016). Development of middle school science and mathematics teacher beliefs through online instruction: A one-year study American Educational Research Association
Wong, S. S. (2018). Middle school science and mathematics teachers’ understanding of the nature of science: A two-year study American Educational Research Association
Wong, S. S. (2017). Understanding nature of science: A two-year study with middle school science and mathematics teachers. American Educational Research Association