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Dr. Usha Rajdev
Professor of Education
Contact Information

Rowley G125
(703) 284-1665

Academic Credentials

B.Ed.,, University of London
B.S., M.Ed., Chaminade University of Honolulu
Ed.D., Arizona State University
Other study: English as a Second Language endorsement, University of Phoenix
 
Teaching Areas:
  • Mathematics and Science Methodology
 
Research Interests:
  • Errors and Misconceptions in mathematics
  • STEM in education
 
Dr. Usha Rajdev brings expertise in teaching math and science methodology with an emphasis on identifying errors and misconceptions in mathematics. Her integrated approach to teaching math and science has been recognized by NASA's Goddard Space Center. She was fortunate to be selected by the Center to send an experiment up on the space shuttle Atlantis in 1999.

Dr. Rajdev enhances her students learning through hands-on teaching. She has invited NASA’s Aeronautics Education specialist to train her students in Lunar Certification and Rocketry. Dr. Rajdev also led 17 graduate students to India where they taught children and pre-service teachers in Porbandar, Gujarat.
 
She has been part of Marymount's faculty since 2008. She is a recipient of the Faculty of the Year 2012 Service Award, the 2012 Virginia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award, and the 2012 National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award. She has also been selected for a Fulbright Specialist Project in India to conduct professional development workshops with faculty and undergraduates in Education, and develop a community-wide service-learning project to promote literacy.
 
Dr. Rajdev is also a counselor for Marymount’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international Education honor society and faculty advisor for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter.
 
Publications
"Ethics and Corporal Punishment within the Schools across the Globe" Journal of International Education Research, Volume 8, Number 2. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JIER/article/view/4245/4352

"Educators Across The Globe Collaborate And Exchange Ideas" Journal of International Education Research, North America, 7, May, 2011. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JIER/article/view/4245.
 
"Mending the Errors of Their Ways" New Teacher Advocate, Insights (fall 2010 Volume 18, No.1 page 8), Kappa Delta Pi Publication

"Project Learning Tree Activities Energize the Teaching and Learning in Gandhi’s Home Town" (fall 2010 e-article page 2 of 32)  Available at http://www.plt.org/teaching-in-ghandis-home-town