Dr. Leigh Monhardt earned her PhD and Master of Science in Science Education from the University of Iowa, and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Luther College.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville he worked as an elementary and middle school science teacher and has an emphasis in Biology, Environmental Studies and Museum Studies. He has extensive in-service experience as a lead teacher and clinician for several National Science Foundation (NSF) teacher enhancement projects including STEM Connects, UW-Platteville; Science Co-op Project, University of Missouri- St. Louis; Science PALs (Parents, Activities, and Literature), Iowa City, IA; and Iowa Chautauqua Program, Iowa City, Iowa. He has been involved in science teacher training throughout the states of Utah, Iowa, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dr. Monhardt has developed science curriculum for students and teachers in the PrimeScience Project, Science PALs Project, and Environmental Curriculum Development, Museum of National History, at the University of Iowa. He has also developed science curriculum for students and teachers in the Buckle Down Series at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.