Jacqueline Grennon Brooks is Professor Emerita in the Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership at Hofstra University. She is a co-founder of the Long Island Explorium, a children’s museum of science and engineering in Port Jefferson, NY. She served as the founding director of the Biotechnology Teaching Lab and the Discover Lab at Stony Brook University and directed its Science Teacher Preparation Program. At Hofstra University, she directed the Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences, the Science Education Program, and STEM Studio, a clinical practice site for new teachers.
Grennon Brooks has been recognized by the American Educational Research Journal for Outstanding Service in Publications, by Hofstra University with the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award, by Girls, Inc with its Strong Smart Bold Award, by the National Science Teachers Association for creation of Discover Lab, and by United University Professions with its Nuala McGann Drescher Award.
Grennon Brooks earned a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an international consultant and author of books, articles and chapters on constructivist pedagogy and design-based STEAM education.