Usha Rajdev, EdD

Usha Rajdev, EdD (no photo)

Professor

School of Education

Academic Credentials

Ed. D. in Education Administration and Supervision, Arizona State University; English as a Second Language Endorsement, University of Phoenix; M.Ed. Math & Science, Chaminade University, Honolulu; B.S. Elementary Education, Chaminade University, Honolulu; B.ED. Elementary Education, University of London;

Bio

Dr. Usha Rajdev teaches Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math using a hands-on teaching approach. She was fortunate to be selected by NASA’s Goddard Space Center to send an experiment on the space shuttle Atlantis in 1999.
In 2012 she earned the Faculty of the Year Service Award, Virginia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award, and the National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. Rajdev and Fort Belvoir Elementary School earned the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia 2014 School/University Partnership Award and the STEM Leadership Award by the International Association of STEM Leaders. She was a recipient of the Fulbright Specialist Project in 2013. Dr. Rajdev is awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program for her work with Ndejje University and five high schools to implement project-based learning programs and collaborate on research.
Dr. Rajdev is a counselor for Marymount University’s Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society and spearheads the STEM initiative in KDP’s International Committee. She’s a faculty advisor for the National Science Teaching Association Student Chapter and for Marymount University’s Global STEM Certificate. My hobbies are traveling around the world and reading both fiction and non-fiction books.

Teaching Areas

Math and Science Methodology, Classroom and Behavior Management, Assessment for Learning

Research Interests

STEM in Education, through Project-Based Learning with a focus in engineering and design in Uganda, Africa

Presentations

Professional Development: COVID/Mosquito/Food units monthly (Uganda)

Contact

Phone: 703-284-1665

Email: Usha.Rajdev@marymount.edu