Dr. Stickel is associate professor of education, the Director of Southern Polytechnic State University’s Teacher Education Program, and the Co-Director of the SPSUTeach STEM education program. He led work to obtain a $1.4 million replication grant to establish the UTeach model for science and mathematics secondary teacher preparation.
He has over thirty-three years combined experience in public schools, science education, and higher education teacher preparation. Recently he served as the middle and high school science supervisor for Cobb County Public Schools (eight years), and has taught high school chemistry, physics, and astronomy (eight years). As supervisor he directed the district’s science curriculum and instruction, responsible for nearly six hundred teachers in twenty-four middle schools and seventeen high schools, three of which were STEM magnet high schools. He worked closely with teachers and principals to improve science education in the district. He served on the Georgia Performance Standards committee that wrote the state high school science standards, and served as president of the Georgia Science Supervisors Association.
He currently serves on the Georgia Department of Education (DOE), Science Education Advisory Board, the Georgia DOE STEM Advisory Board, and is on the board of the Georgia Science Teachers Association. He has over forty-five publications and reviews in education and other disciplines.
Educational Leadership Certification, Georgia State University, Atlanta, December 2003. L-7, March 2004-June 30, 2014.
Doctor of Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, May 1980. Dissertation: G.H. Mead's Philosophy of Education
Master of Science, Higher Education Administration, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, August 1978. Research: Student Perception of Cultural Pluralism at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Teaching Certificate, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas, May 1976. Georgia L-7 Chemistry & physics (7-12) March 2004-June 30, 2014.
Graduate Study, Chemistry, Oklahoma University, 1971-1972.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry (Mathematics minor), Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas, May 1971.