Jennifer Sue Flannagan, Ed.D.
Assistant, ProfessorDepartment Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies
Why I Teach at Regent
I teach at Regent University because it gives me a chance to inspire future teachers to get excited about teaching science to children! God has given me a passion and a desire to assist teachers and prepare them for one of the highest callings!
Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan is an assistant professor and the Director of the Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science at Regent University. Prior to coming on full-time at Regent, Jenny Sue was an adjunct in the Interdisciplinary Study Program for Regent's College of Arts & Sciences, and was the Elementary Science Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools where she developed curriculum and professional development programs for K-5 teachers. She also served as the middle school science coordinator for the division and taught science in grades 6-12 in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
In addition to her work in public education, Dr. Flannagan has presented at a number of local, state, and national conferences on topics including differentiating instruction in science, inquiry-based science, using the four question strategy to help students design experiments, and Lesson Study. Jenny Sue has earned several awards such as the Salle Mae 100 Best First Year Teacher award in 1992, and in 1999 was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Additionally, Dr. Flannagan has provided curriculum review for various school divisions in Virginia. She also serves as a reviewer for National Science Teacher's Association publication Science and Children and has reviewed books for Corwin Press.