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Jenny Flanagan



  • Higher Ed: Science 


Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan is an assistant professor and the Director of the Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science at Regent University. Prior to coming on full-time at Regent, Jenny Sue was an adjunct in the Interdisciplinary Study Program for Regent's School of Undergraduate Studies, and was the Elementary Science Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools where she developed curriculum and professional development programs for K-5 teachers. She also served as the middle school science coordinator for the division and taught science in grades 6-12 in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

In addition to her work in public education, Dr. Flannagan has presented at a number of local, state, and national conferences on topics including differentiating instruction in science, inquiry-based science, using the four question strategy to help students design experiments, and Lesson Study. Jenny Sue has earned several awards such as the Salle Mae 100 Best First Year Teacher award in 1992, and in 1999 was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Additionally, Dr. Flannagan has provided curriculum review for various school divisions in Virginia. She also serves as a reviewer for National Science Teacher's Association publication Science and Children and has reviewed books for Corwin Press.

Dr. Flannagan earned an Ed.D. in Education, Adult Learning and Staff Development from Regent University. She holds an Education Specialists degree in Administration and Supervision and a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. Jenny Sue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an endorsement in General Science II and Earth/Space Science from Longwood University. She also holds a gifted endorsement Dr. Flannagan has published several articles and book chapters about various topics in science and Lesson Study. Her research interests include effective instruction in science education.



Science Education, Lesson Study, Inquiry, Curriculum Development 


Flannagan, J. S. (April, 2013). Critical thinking outside the classroom. Educational Horizons Magazine, 91(3).

Newton, H. & Flannagan, J. S. (2013, in press). Partnerships support success in Early childhood science. Virginia Journal of Science Education.

Spaulding, L. S., & Flannagan, J. S. (2012). DIS2ECT: A framework for effective inclusive science instruction. Teaching Exceptional Children, 44(6), 6-14.

Flannagan, J. S., & Newton, H. L. (2012). The most magnificent magnifying lens. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing. 24 pages