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Dennis Showers

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
South Hall 222C
 Dr. Showers receiving a certificate acknowledging him as a Foreign Expert in Interdisciplinary Teaching by The Changyang District of Beijing Schools

Dr. Showers has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1986.

The photograph shows Dr. Showers receiving a certificate acknowledging him as a Foreign Expert in Interdisciplinary Teaching by The Chaoyang District of Beijing Schools

Dr. Showers is currently serving as the Interim Director of the School of Education

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

  • M.Ed., Clarion State College

  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University


  • Fletcher, K., J. McLean, R. Sells, K. Rommel-Esham, & D. Showers. (2019). “The Build-it, Leave-it, Teach-it program: A model for recruiting and retaining pre-service physics teachers.” The Physics Teacher. 57 (6)

  • Showers, D.E. (2010). The mathematics of the pseudosciences. In D. Berlin and A. White (Eds.), Global Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities to Advance Science and Mathematics Education III. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press.

  • Showers, D.E. (2009). Teaching Time. In The Encyclopedia of Time, H. J. Birx (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Research Interests

  • Public education in science and mathematics
  • UFO's


  • EDUC 204: Dimensions of Teaching

    This course introduces students to instructional and classroom management practices in the contexts of changing perspectives and environments of education for grades 7-12. The underlying assumption is that inquiry into the dimensions of classroom experience from a variety of perspectives will enable students to make informed choices in structuring and implementing lessons that are consistent with NYS Learning Standards and take into account the commonalties and differences among adolescent learners. School visits will involve systematic analysis of and reflection on effective practice.

  • EDUC 206: Practicum: Dimensions of Teach

    This course is the companion practicum experience for EDUC 204. Students will observe and participate in the daily activities of a 7-12 classroom or tutoring program. Candidates will support the classroom teacher by teaching a maximum of two lessons, assisting in classroom duties, and observing students. The course requires that students complete a minimum of 20 hours in the classroom or tutoring site, producing a culminating project portfolio.

  • H&PE 350: Health & Safety Iss in Schools

    This course is designed for the preservice teacher and includes topics mandated by New York State Education Law. It provides the means for instructing students for the purpose of preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse; instructing students in fire and arson prevention; providing safety education as it pertains to highway safety and traffic regulation including bicycle safety; and instructing students for preventing child abduction. The course also incorporates New York State mandatory training in the identification and reporting of child abuse, maltreatment, or neglect. Prerequisites: INTD 203

  • INTD 376: Adv Math Top-Early Chldhd&Educ

    This course is designed for the student with an interest in becoming an early childhood and childhood mathematics specialist. Its focus is on more advanced investigation and application of previously encountered mathematics material and its usefulness and relevance to the mathematics curriculum in the schools.