Patricia Waters is certified to teach 7-12 Science in New
York State, and has experience coordinating early childhood literacy programs,
middle school mentoring programs, and k-5 STEM enrichment programs. Through her
teaching, research, and service within higher education Dr. Waters has explored
the public good mission of higher education. She is particularly interested in
how campus-community partnerships can be used to build a comprehensive p-16
system with a focus on developing STEM education.
As a member of the Seven Continents Club, Professor Waters
is an avid marathoner and has run among wildlife in South Africa, along the
sandy beaches in Brazil, and rolling hills of Ireland. She has
served on numerous non-profit boards and believes in serving locally and
International Society for Technology in Education
American Educational Research Association
NYS Association for Computers and Technology in Education
Waters, P. “Leveraging Google Apps for Education in Your
Course.” Presented at the 2017 Niagara University International Conference on
Teaching and Learning. Buffalo, NY.
Grande, M. and Waters, P. “Livescribe Smartpen: Reducing
Barriers and Increasing Access for Learners with Disabilities.” Presented at
the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Denver,
Waters, P. “Service Learning and the Public Good in U.S.
Higher Education.” Paper presented at the 2014 Conference for Equity and Social
Justice. Syracuse, NY.
Waters, P. and Dell, J. “Typology of Engaged Institutions:
The public-private pursuit of justice through service-learning.” Paper
presented at the 2013 Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood
Development Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Rodgers, J.B. and Waters, P. “Incompatible conceptions of
the public good in U.S. higher education: How neoliberalism has transformed the
social compact.” Paper presented at the 2011 AERA Conference. New Orleans, LA.
National Science Foundation, Awarded August 2013, $139,514,
SUNY Stem Graduate Mentoring Initiative.
Dr. Waters strives to integrate technology and experiential
learning into instruction allowing for greater transferability and application
of content, as well as the opportunity for students to find meaning and connect
to content in their own individual way.
Professor Waters has led several domestic and international
service trips at Canisius College and Oswego State University.