Portrait shot of Joel Schneider
Office Address

3-145 Molecular and Cellular Biology, 420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Lab Address

United States



Postdoctoral Associate
Biology Teaching and Learning

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Research statement

My research is focused on student understandings, beliefs, and experiences of race and gender in STEM classrooms, and how they are impacted by curriculum structure and faculty. I am designing assessment instruments to capture students' beliefs about race and their understanding of genetics concepts to determine how various racial beliefs may be linked to understanding of certain concepts, and how other demographic factors may mediate those relationships. I also investigate how sex and gender are taught in STEM classes, the experiences of faculty and students, and how the way they're taught impacts transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students.

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Education and background

Education and background

  • Postdoctoral Associate - 2022-current, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • PhD - 2022, Stanford University, Chemical Engineering
  • BS - 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering
  • BS - 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mathematics   

Selected Awards

  • Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow - 2020, Stanford University
  • Mentor in Teaching Fellow - 2020, Stanford University
  • Centennial Teaching Assistant Award - 2019, Stanford University
  • David M. Mason Graduate Fellow - 2018, Stanford University