Dr. Usha Rajdev



Usha Rajdev

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Rowley Hall, G125

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, and Project Based Learning in Engineering and Design. She was selected by NASA’s Space Goddard Center to send an experiment, on the germination process of a variety of beans, onboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 1999. She was a recipient of Faculty of the Year 2012 Service Award, Virginia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award, and National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award, an environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation. Dr. Rajdev was recognized and awarded the 2014 STEM Leadership Award by the International Association of STEM Leaders, for her STEM program and activities conducted at local area schools and the involvement of Marymount students. She was 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 has recently been accepted for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Scholar Roster. She is a counselor for Marymount University's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a faculty advisor for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, and President of the International Association of STEM leaders.  

“Ethics and Corporal Punishment within the Schools across the Globe” Journal of International Education Research, Volume 8, Number 2. Available Here

“Educators Across The Globe Collaborate And Exchange Ideas” Journal of International Education Research, North America, 7, May, 2011. Available Here

“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 Here