Raquel Barr-Edgecombe, Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Science Education

A.A. (Economics), B.Sc. (Home Economics Education), M.S. (Home Economics Education)


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Family and Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Textile Science, Consumer Economics, Housing and Interior Design; Family Relationship and Management; Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

Research Interests:

History of Family and Consumer Sciences Education in The Bahamas from 1960-2010.

Teo Cooper, Assistant Professor, Science Education/Dean of Students, UB-North

B.Ed. (Secondary Education: Biology/Combined Science), M.Sc. (Higher Education Administration: Student Affairs), Ed.Sc. (Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education), Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education)


Phone:(242) 688-5910/5900


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Elementary and Secondary Science Teaching Methods; Educational Assessment; Education Research; Environmental Science/Ecology; General Science

Research Interests:

My research foci are curriculum development and implementation, critical pedagogy, preservice teacher learning, in-service teacher professional development, environmental education, and higher education policy.

Current Research:

  1. Culturally-relevant curriculum development

2. Outcome-centered teaching

Marcella Elliott-Ferguson, Associate Professor, Mathematics/Vice President, Administrative Services

B.Sc. (Mathematics), M.B.A. (Management with Finance), Ph.D.(Mathematics Education)

Phone:(242) 302-4490


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Mathematics Education

Research Interests:

Factors that promote high performance in mathematics

Beulah Gardiner-Farquharson, Professor, Special Education

B.Ed., M.A., Ed.D.

Office:MHE-104, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 397-2636


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Special Education

Research Interests:

Special and Inclusive Education; Curriculum and Programme Development; Educational Systems Evaluation.

Gloria Gomez, Associate Professor, Social Studies & Environmental Education

B.Ed., M.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.

Office:MHE-101, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 397-2639


Research Interests:

Teacher Confidence (History, Geography and Social Studies).

Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, Associate Professor, Physical Education (On Political Leave)

B.Sc., T.C., M.Sc.


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Research Interests: Interested in documenting the history of sports in The Bahamas; Fitness of students at the primary, junior or senior high school.

Pandora Johnson, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations

B.A. (Politics & Education), M.A. (Political & Educational Studies), Ph.D. (Administration, Curriculum & Adult Education)

Office:A-115, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4307


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Foundations of Education, Research Methods, Curriculum, Sociology of Education

Research Interests:

School Effectiveness, Political Education

Current Research:

Focusing on the demographic and social characteristics of the prison population in The Bahamas, this study examines the relationship between education and crime.  The educational attainment profile of the prison population stands in stark contrast to that of the general population. Data culled from the last four national censuses, point to an upward trend in educational attainment throughout the country; they indicate a population acquiring higher levels of education at post-secondary levels. However, relatively few inmates had progressed beyond high school, and most had not completed twelve years of formal education. • There is also a relationship between educational attainment and the type of crime committee Property crime is more likely to be committed by persons with less than 12 years of schooling. Criminals with less education are more likely to be involved in violent crimes while those with more education are less likely to be involved in those types of crime. Level of education attained appears to influence the likelihood of using a weapon in committing crime.  The use of, or the possession of, a weapon at the time of the crime was higher among inmates who had less education.  The location of a school tends to influence the involvement of the school population in criminal behaviour as schools are located in neighbourhoods consider hot spots for crime.  Collaborator:William Fielding. Sponsoring Agency:IDB

Natasha Jones-Swann, Assistant Professor, Language Arts/Speech & Drama (On Study Leave)

A.A., B.A., M.A.

Paul McCann, Assistant Professor, Physical Education

B.Sc. (Physical Education & Sports Science), P.G.C.E., M.Sc. (Sport & Exercise Science)

Office:E-5, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4505


Teaching Specialty:

Physical Education

Areas of Expertise:

Sports Performance

Research Interests:

Maximizing Sports Performance

Tarah McDonald, Assistant Professor

AA (Biology with Chemistry), BSc (Biology), MSc (Curriculum and Instruction), DipEd, PhD Curriculum and Instruction: STEM concentration)

Office: MHEC-103, Oakes Field Campus

Phone: (242) 397-2603

E-mail: tarah.mcdonald@ub.edu.bs

Teaching Specialty:

Secondary Education (concentration in Science)

Areas of Expertise:

Science Education, Science Education Methodology and Best Practices

Research Interests:  

Relevance of science education, student attitudes towards science, affective dimensions of science learning, cultural influence on science education teaching and learning and indigenous knowledge for science teaching, global collaborative STEM education

Peter McWilliam, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education/Dean of Faculty, UB-North

B.Sc., M.A., Ed.D.

Office:A-103, UB-North

Phone:(242) 688-5938/5900


Teaching Specialty:

Areas of Expertise:

Research Interests:

Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (K-12); Avoiding Common Errors in High School Mathematics

Thalia Micklewhite, Associate Professor, Science Education

T.C., B.A. (Chemistry), M.Ed. (Science Education), Ph.D. (Curriculum & Instruction)

Office:MHEC-307, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 397-2605


Teaching Specialty:


Areas of Expertise:

Service Education

Research Interests: 

Preservice Teacher Education; Science Teacher Professional Development; Culturally Relevant Science Education; The Nature of Science ties to Teaching & Learning

Current Research:

  1. Practicalizing the NOS in preservice teacher training
  2. Motivations for secondary science teaching
  3. What preservice elementary teachers bring to college science courses
  4. Motivations to remain in science teaching

5. Bahamian Secondary science methodology text book. Collaborator:Dr. Sonya Wisdom, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

Janice Munnings, Associate Professor, English and Educational Foundations

B.Ed. (Elementary Education: Language Arts & Reading), M.A. (English)

Office:E-8, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4504


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Speech and Drama for Teachers; Foundations and Fundamentals of Education

Research Interests:

English, Education; Attitudinal Studies RE: Education; Family Literacy

Andre Neely, Associate Professor, Educational Technology

B.Sc. (Electronic Technology), M.A. (Technology Education), Ph.D. (Education)

Office:E-8, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4504


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Educational Technology; Adult and Workforce Education and Training

Research Interests:

Adult and Workforce Education and Training; Educational Technology

Wendy Riley, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology

B.Sc. (Computer Information Systems), Dip.Ed. (Computer Information Studies), M.A. (Teaching & Learning with Technology)

Office:MHE-103, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 397-2631


Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Computer Technology; Education Technology

Research Interests:

Education Technology K-12; Distance Education