School of Health Science

Karen A. Tallman, Ed.D.


Office: Science and Technology Center

Tel: 617-243-2090



  • Ed.D Science Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.A.T. Chemistry/Education, Boston University
  • B.A. Chemistry, Bowdoin College


  • CHEM105 Chemistry of Art & Fashion
  • SCI104 Science for Educators II
  • CHEM203L Chemistry Labs

Karen's work focuses on how science students and science teachers connect theory to practice. She has published in the Journal of Science Teacher Education and presented at national and international conferences on the use of journal clubs to help science teachers connect theory to practice. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers Award from the Association for Science Teacher Education.  Karen has extensive experience teaching science and mathematics at Bay Path University. At Bay Path University, Karen was instrumental in developing the chemistry lab program and science and mathematics for educators classes. She has also taught graduate level teacher education courses at Springfield College.

How do your classes help students outside of Lasell?
I enjoy helping students who feel unsure of science classes to feel confident in learning science. I hope my classes help students develop the skills to critically think and communicate ideas. I love designing my classes with a capstone project where the students design their own inquiry projects based on what they learned in the class. I feel this gives students the confidence to know that they too can inquire and research, even if on a small scale, like a scientist.