- Ph.D. in science education, University of Virginia
- M.A. in curriculum and instruction, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A. in secondary education, Virginia Commonwealth University
Preparation of majority teachers for high-need schools, induction support for novice STEM teachers, culturally-responsive pedagogy, professional development of science education faculty
- Principal investigator for the VCU Noyce Initiative I and II, funded by the National Science Foundation
- Member of the leadership team of the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement grant, the largest funded science education project in the state
- Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (ICEMST) at Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya, Turkey in May 2014
- McDonnough, J. T., & Henschel, M. M. (2015). PLC-based induction: Creating support for new teachers of science. In J. A. Luft & S.L. Dubois (Eds.), Newly Hired Teachers of Science: A Better Beginning (pp.). The Netherlands: Sense.
- Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), a statewide training and research grant focused on systemic improvement in science education.
Dr. Jacqueline T. McDonnough, associate professor of science education, teaches courses in science education and advises secondary science majors. She has extensive experience obtaining and administering funded projects.
McDonnough’s publications include articles in the Journal of Science and Mathematics, Science Education, The Science Teacher and Science Scope.
Prior to joining the VCU School of Education, McDonnough taught science in secondary schools around the Richmond area. During that period, she was awarded a GTE Growth Initiative for Teachers grant, a R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence and the Soil Conservation Educator of the Year award.