Patricia Waters
Patricia WatersAssistant Professor of Education
PhD, University of Rochester
MS, Pace University
BA, University of Rochester

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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 internationally.


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, CO.

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.


Awarded a $103,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program called “Growing Future Science Teachers in Maine” to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. (2018)

National Science Foundation, Awarded August 2013, $139,514, SUNY Stem Graduate Mentoring Initiative.

Pedogogical Methods

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.

Excursions trips research

Professor Waters has led several domestic and international service trips at Canisius College and Oswego State University.