Assistant Research Professor
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 215
Orono, ME 04469
- 207/581-2093 (V)
- Early Childhood Opportunities (EChO) Scholars
- Training Opportunities for Personnel (TOP): Birth – 5
- Visual impairment
- Early intervention
- Inquiry-based approaches to teaching
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Honors & Awards:
- Erasmus Circle Scholar (2009)
- Jay Howenstein Foundation Scholarship (2008)
Research and Public Service:
- Accessible astronomy for students with visual impairment
- Inquiry-based teaching for students with visual impairment
Books and Book Chapters:
Rooks, D.L. (2000). Taking Inquiry Outdoors: Reading, Writing, and Science Beyond the Classroom Walls. Stenhouse Publishers, chapter 9.
Invited and Peer Reviewed Articles:
Rooks, D.L. (in review). Investigating preconceptions and conceptual understanding about lunar phases with students with visual impairment: The case of Kyle. Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Harris, C.J., & Rooks, D.L. (2010). Managing inquiry-based science: Challenges in enacting complex science instruction in elementary and middle school classrooms. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 21, 227-240.
Rooks, D.L., & Maker, C.J. (2009). Inquiry: A teaching approach for gifted visually impaired learners. Gifted Education International, 25, 171-186.
- Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
- National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)