Kathryn Madden, MS

Kathryn Madden, MS

Instructor, Department of Education
Field Placement Coordinator

Hargray Room 222
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8325
Kathryn Madden, MS

I have decades of professional experience as a scientist and educator. My unique background as a senior environmental scientist with SAIC, a field biologist and research coordinator with Savannah River Ecology Lab, executive director of two environmental-based non-profits, and teaching in elementary to college life sciences, reflects my passion for STEM and science education. As an Instructor, I strive to develop and design teaching practices that are well researched, evidence-based, and student-centered. My students are encouraged to explore topics through hands-on, inquiry-based learning infused with the beautiful local salt marsh environment as an engagement tool for biology, environmental biology, and science methods courses.I am a dedicated life-long learner and I earned my BS in Biology from USC Aiken, a MS in Science Education from Montana State University, and a MS in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. Currently I am, pursuing my EdD in STEM Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. I maintain my highly qualified SC Teaching Certification in Biology and continue to work and volunteer on many field biology research opportunities related to local flora and fauna.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

MS Science Education, Montana State University

MS Biological Sciences, Clemson University

BS Biology, University of SC Aiken

  • B101 Biological Principles I
  • B102 Biological Principles II
  • B270 Intro Environmental Biology
  • B270L Intro Environmental Biology Lab
  • B399 Independent Study
  • B599 Selected Topics in Education
  • B436 Science and Soc Studies ECE
  • B432 Teaching Science Elementary Schools


  • STEM
  • Environmental education
  • Science literacy
  • Environmental inquiry investigations
  • Changing tides and the impact of coastal ecology