David Stroupe
Assistant Professor, Science and Teacher Education


  • Academic standards
  • Middle schools
  • Science
  • STEM education
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher support

David Stroupe is an assistant professor of science and teacher education at Michigan State University. He has three overlapping areas of research interests anchored around ambitious teaching practice. First, he is interested in how teachers and students engage in science practices, such as those advocated by the Next Generation Science Standards, during the course of a school year. Second, he examines how beginning teachers learn from practice in and across their varied contexts. Third, he studies how teacher preparation programs can provide support and opportunities for beginning teachers to learn from practice. He has published in top journals such as Teachers College Record, Cognition and Instruction, and Science Education. Stroupe has a background in biology and taught secondary life science for four years.