Paula Magee is a Clinical Professor of Science Education and Teacher Education at the IU School of Education in Indianapolis. She holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The Graduate School at The City University of New York and a secondary teaching certificate in Chemistry and Earth/Space Science from IUPUI. Magee's work over the past 10 years has focused on preparing culturally relevant elementary school teachers. Her research and scholarship are grounded in developing strong partnerships with local elementary schools and teachers. Magee is an active member of The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) and publishes in practitioner and researcher journals regularly.