Department of Teaching & Learning
Ph.D., University of North TexasMBA, Southern Methodist University6401 Airline RdSuite 301Dallas, 75205214-768-1737Send an email
Dara Rossi, Ph.D. serves as a clinical associate professor in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and a minor in Educational Administration. Additionally, she holds two master's degrees: one in Science Education from the University of Texas at Dallas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She teaches a variety for graduate courses and is passionate about building educators’ capacity for social and emotional learning (SEL).
Wasserman, N. & Rossi, D. (2015). Mathematics and science teachers use of and confidence in empirical reasoning: Implications for STEM teacher preparation. School Science and Mathematics, 115(1), 22-34.
Johnson, K.A., Wilson, C.M. Wilson, & Williams-Rossi, D. (2014). All reading tests are not created equal: A comparison of the state of Texas assessment of academic readiness (STAAR) and the Gray Oral Reading Test-4 (GORT-4). Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 1(1), 13-22.
Williams-Rossi, D. & Campbell, L.O. (2012). Sparking old and new ideas: Using marker sparkers and graphic organizers to support science understanding. Science and Children 50(3), 63-67.
Miranda, T., Johnson, K. A., & Williams-Rossi, D. (Summer 2012). E-Readers: Powering up for engagement. Strong Readers All. Educational Leadership,(69).
Ward, E. K., & Williams-Rossi, D. (2012). Jump-start your middle school students’ background knowledge and vocabulary skills. Science Scope, 35(5), 32-37.
Campbell, L.O., & Williams-Rossi, D. (2012). The way they want to learn: Using technology to build students’ literacy across science disciplines. Science Teacher, 79(1), 52-56.
Miranda, T., Williams-Rossi, D., Johnson, K. A., & McKenzie, N. (2011). Reluctant readers in middle school: successful engagement with text using the e-reader. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1(6), 81-91.