Julie Saam

Julie Saam , Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Faculty Development and Campus Assessment


As a native Hoosier, Dr. Julie Saam is proud of her degrees from only IU campuses. She received a BS in secondary education from IU Southeast, a MS in secondary education from IU Southeast, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from IU Bloomington. Before beginning her tenure track position at IU Kokomo, she taught for 1.5 years at the IUPU Columbus campus. She is currently an Associate professor in the School of Education teaching methods courses in science and mathematics education.

She thoroughly enjoys teaching undergraduates and graduates and has been awarded for her teaching with the Trustees Teaching Award, IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), and the Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching award. She has also been awarded a Mack Fellowship for her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research and the P.A. Mack Distinguished Service to Teaching award. She devotes her service time to FACET, Mack Fellows, and as the Qualitative Research Editor for the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). Her research endeavors are mostly qualitative in nature and investigate such topics as Simultaneous Cross Course teaching, Teacher Education Program Development, and University Faculty Development.


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education. Advisor: Dr. Hans O. Andersen. Dissertation Research: The Integration of Mathematics and Science. 1995 - 1999.
  • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. M.S. in Secondary Education State of Indiana Certification: Physics. 1989 - 1995.
  • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. B.S. in Secondary Education. State of Indiana Certification: Mathematics and General Science. 1985 - 1989.