Shakhnoza Kayumova


Associate Professor






Research awards

  • $ 201,402 awarded by State University of N.Y. at Buffalo SUNY for STEMcyclists: Black and Brown Youth Transforming STEM via Bikes
  • $ 27,030 awarded by Eduscape Partners, LLC for Computational Thinking Counts in Elementary Grades: Powerful STEM Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century
  • $ 26,677 awarded by Rethink Learning, Inc | National Science Foundation for Rational Numbers Playground: Applying and Refining a Model for Dynamic, Discussion-Based PD for Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions
  • $ 1,498,020 awarded by National Science Foundation for Scholarships to Accelerate Engineering Leadership and Identity in Graduate Students
  • $ 650,000 awarded by National Science Foundation for Implementation of a Contextualized Computing Pedagogy in STEM Core Courses and Its Impact on Undergraduate Student Academic Success, Retention, and Graduation


Research interests

  • Exploration of the conditions of possibility for the inclusion of culturally, economically and linguistically diverse students in science education and literacy engagement

Dr. Kayumova holds a PhD in Educational Theory and Practice from University of Georgia. She joined STEM Education and Teacher Development Department in Fall, 2014, and has taught a wide range of courses including Introduction to Qualitative Methods, Introduction to Quantitative Methods, Research Skills II, Emerging Theories and Methods in STEM Education. Dr. Kayumova is a four-lingual researcher, teacher educator, and learning scientist. Her research closely examines the ways in which STEM education could be a context for empowerment and positive science identity development of linguistically and ethnically/racially diverse learners, and thereby increasing the representation of people of color in STEM fields. Dr. Kayumova published and presented in more than 60 peer reviewed journals and conferences and has been awarded multiple research grants from National Science Foundation. Dr. Kayumova is a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early Career award. Shakhnoza’s work appears in journals such as Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Democracy and Education, and Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JARST).