Dr. Remy Dou is an Associate Professor and National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awardee (AISL Award #1846167) with dual appointments in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University in Miami, Fl. He received his academic degrees at Florida International University: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.S. in Biological Sciences.

Dr. Dou’s research focuses on the socioemotional aspects of learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in formal (e.g., university) and informal environments (e.g., after school programs, home settings), focusing on factors related to participation in and identification with STEM. In 2019, Dr. Dou received the highly competitive NSF-CAREER award, which is considered “the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty”. His primary research efforts attend to his NSF-CAREER project, Talking Science, through which he leads a diverse research team in identifying aspects of informal, science-related conversations between children and caregivers that contribute to their de/identification with STEM fields. This work involves multi-methods research that include the participation of families, teachers, and college students, many of whom identify as Hispanic/Latine[1] and/or first or second-generation migrants. His research has been published in several top journals, including Science Education, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Physical Review – Physics Education Research. 

Prior to his work as a researcher, he was one of the youngest K-12 STEM educators selected to the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship through which he served two years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings. During his fellowship years (2011 – 2013), he worked on projects related to student engagement in STEM, informal STEM learning, and diversity in STEM education, including working with Physics Nobel Laureate, Dr. Carl Wieman, then Associate Director of  the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, to develop a design and evaluation framework for federal STEM intervention programs. This framework contributed to the White House’s Committee on STEM Education in the creation of a five-year Federal STEM education strategic plan. He presented on these topics at NSF and at national conferences.

As a successful K-12 educator, he taught in both the private and public school sectors from 2004 to 2011. Primarily, Dr. Dou taught and developed curricula for high school Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses. At Miami Christian School in Miami, Florida, he served as Science Department Director, helping realign the school’s science standards across all grade levels. Currently, he is based out of Florida International University.

[1] The term “Latine” aims to reflect gender neutrality while avoiding the “Latinx” and “Latin@” conventions often criticized by Latine individuals for their anglicized origin and failure to produce an intuitive Spanish-language pronunciation (Onis, 2017).