University at Buffalo

Alexandra E. Schindel

Alexandra E. Schindel

Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Environmental Education; Science Education; Urban Education

Contact Information
564 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4067

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
  • MAT, Cornell University (2001)
  • BS, Brigham Young University (1998)
Sponsored Research:
  • Multi-Scalar Analysis of Household Fuel Transitions: Developing an Evidence-Based Framework; Local; UB Seed Funding ($50,000), Community for Global Health Equity; Awarded; (08/01/2017-07/31/2019)
Journal Article:
  • Haq, K.*, & Schindel, A. (2018). Pushing past hate: One community’s collaborative action to remove a racist school board member. Rethinking Schools.
  • Tolbert, S., Schindel, A., & Rodriguez, A. (2018). Relevance and relational responsibility in justice-oriented science education research. Science Education.
Book Chapter:
  • Patterson, A., Schindel, A., & Morrison, D. (2017). What’s science got to do with it?: Possibilities for social justice in science classroom teaching and learning. In S. Pennell, A. Boyd, H. Parkhouse, & A. LaGarry (Eds.), Possibilities in Practice: Social Justice Teaching in the Disciplines, pp. 145-158. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Tolbert, S., & Schindel, A. (2017). Altering the ideology of consumerism: Caring for land and people through school science. In G. Reis, M. Mueller, R. Lather, L. Silveres, & R. Oliveira, Eds., Sociocultural perspectives on youth ethical consumerism. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Meshulam, A., & Schindel, A. (2018). Culturally relevant science education in a conflict-ridden society: Palestinian and Jewish educators and students engaging in science for social change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.;
  • Schindel, A., Tolbert, S., & Rodrigues, A. (2018). Critical and participatory methods town hall. Town hall meeting presented at the inaugural meeting of the Science Educators for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice conference. San Jose, CA.;
Editorial and Review:
  • Reviewer Science Educators for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice conference
Professional Service:
  • Founding Member, Conference Organizer: Science Education for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice (SEEDS), 2015-present

    Contact Information

    564 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4067