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Dr. Wainwright has been a Professor of Science Education at Pacific University in Oregon since 1992.  Prior to coming to Pacific, she taught for over 15 years at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels in various school systems in the U.S. and in the Philippine Islands. Most of her teaching was in chemistry and physics but also biology, physical science, Earth science, physiology and elementary science.  In addition, she taught Human Physiology at Purdue University; at the
University of Minnesota, she taught Science Methods classes and a graduate course in Educational Technology for science teachers.

Between supervision of Student Teachers at both Pacific University and University of Minnesota, she has supervised over 250 students as they earned their professional teaching licenses.
Dr. Wainwright has had extensive experience in managing grant projects, including 8 Eisenhower-funded grants designed to strengthen the mathematics and science content and pedagogy of elementary teachers.  She was a co-Director of the Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, an NSF-funded project which involved over 200 college faculty from the 34 higher education institutions in Oregon.  As a follow-up to that grant, Dr. Wainwright has been the PI and Director of OCEPT II -- a grant which supports early career mathematics, science and elementary teachers.  She also leads the Outcomes Research Group, a research project which has for 5 years conducted a longitidunal study to determine the link between college faculty's reform-based teaching strategies and the teaching strategies used by student teachers and beginning teachers who had taken those college classes.

Dr. Wainwright has been a co-author and the editor of an NSF-sponsored curriculum project: CASTLE (Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity) distributed by PASCO scientific.  She also served as an Evaluator and Contributing Author with the Boston Museum of Science for the development of a science/engineering/technology curriculum: Engineering the Future: Science, Technology, and the Design Process.  In addition she is the author of a Prentice Hall textbook: Electricity and Magnetism, part of the Science Explorer series.  


  • BA, Chemistry – Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
  • MS, Biology  – Purdue University, Indiana
  • PhD, Science Education – University of Minnesota
Camille L. Wainwright, PhD
Professor of Science Education/NCATE Coordinator
Pacific University College of Education
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