Jerine Pegg, PhD, MAT, BS

Professor of Science Education, Co-director Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMASTE), Faculty of Education

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Professor of Science Education, Co-director Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMASTE), Faculty of Education


Area of Study / Keywords

science education teacher professional learning faculty mentoring partnership development


Dr. Jerine Pegg is a Professor of Science Education and the Co-director of the Centre of Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education. She has also served as the Department Chair and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) in the Department of Elementary Education. In addition, she regularly serves on senior level university governance committees and is currently a member of General Faculties Council (GFC) and General Faculties Council - Executive (GFC-Exec).

Dr. Pegg's scholarship focuses on the areas of science education, teacher professional learning, and faculty mentoring. Her current research explores various aspects of interdisciplinarity and partnership development through the lenses of social network theory, boundary interactions, and communities of practice.

Dr. Pegg has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of delivery formats. In 2016, she received the Faculty of Education, Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning. She recently published an article with colleagues titled: Being and becoming online teachers: A collaborative autobiographical narrative inquiry. 

Dr. Pegg has also actively engaged in service to the broader community. She served as a member of the Alberta Education Science Curriculum Working Group from 2016 - 2018 and in 2019, she received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Alberta Teachers’ Association Science Council. Her work has also involved collaborative projects with international education ministries and not-for-profit organizations, including recent work in Oman and Rwanda.

Featured Publications

Cardinal, T., Kim, M., Pegg, J, and Branch-Mueller, J.

Brock Education Journal. 2021 March; 30 (1):30-50

Mentoring within communities of practice.

Bottoms, S. I., Pegg, J. M., Adams, A. E., Risser, H. S., & Wu, K.

The Wiley-Blackwell international handbook of mentoring: Paradigms, practices, programs, and possibilities.. 2020 January;

Kim, M. & Pegg, J.

International Journal of Science Education. 2019 January;

Rose, K., Snitinsky, R., & Pegg, J.

Journal of Chemical Education. 2019 January;

Science education in Alberta: A complex history of shifting educational influences.

Pegg, J., Wiseman, D., Brown, C., & Shanahan, M.-C.

Science education in Canada: Consistencies, commonalities, and distinctions. 2019 January;

Teaching for relevance in science.

Pegg, J.

Alberta Science Education Journal. 2017 January; 45 (1):6-10

Storying our academic career transitions within a peer-mentoring community.

Adams, A. E., Pegg, J. M., Bottoms, S. I., Risser, H. S., Wu, K., & Kern, A. L.

Global co-mentoring networks in higher education. 2016 January;

Bottoms, S., Pegg, J., Adams, A., Smith-Risser, H., Wu, K., Kern, A.

Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning Journal. 2013 January; 21 (2):195-218

Science for elementary school teachers: Concepts, explanations, and activities.

Gustafson, B., Pegg, J., & Shanahan, M.-C.

Victoria, BC: Ripon Publishing.. 2013 January;

Pegg, J., and Adams, A.

Science Scope. 2012 January; 36 (2):74-78

Adams, A., and Pegg, J.

Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy. 2012 January; 56 (2):151-161

Pegg, J., Schmoock, H., and Gummer, E.

School Science and Mathematics Journal. 2010 January; 110 (2):98-109