Rubin, Joel

Senior Instructor
Harvard University
Science Education
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Science teaching

Community Involvement

Carroll Center for the Blind - Outdoor Enrichment Program volunteer trip leader and sighted guide

Courses Taught

Cambridge College: Teaching Project-based Science, Aquatic Ecology, Ocean Science, Cell Biology, Science & Technology for the Elementary Classroom Teacher.

Boston University: Secondary-Level Science Teaching Methods

Stoughton High School Science Teacher: Environmental Science, Technology/Engineering, Astronomy, Oceanography, Green Engineering.


Ed.D., C.A.S. - Harvard Graduate School of Education - Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments
M.A. - University of Massachusetts/Boston - Critical and Creative Thinking
M.S. - Massachusetts College of Art - Art Educartion
B.F.A. - Massachusetts College of Art - Studio for Interrelated Media


  • Massachusetts Teachers License, Professional Status 
  • Biology 8-12
  • Earth Science 5-12
  • General Science 1-6
  • Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), endorsed
  • Technology/Engineering 5-12
Professional Experience
  • Boston University - Faculty Instructor
  • Stoughton High School - Science Teacher
  • New England Aquarium - Teacher Services Supervisor
Awards & Recognitions

Massachusetts Science Educators Hall of Fame
Massachusetts Marine Educators Award Recipient

Research & Publications

2015     “Piloting”, in Flotsam and Jetsam, MME.
2012     “DIY Planetariums”, in The Classroom Astronomer.
2011     “Aquaponics”, in Flotsam and Jetsam, MME.
2007    Weather. Heinemann, UK.  (juvenile non-fiction book)
2003    "Aquariums." in Water Sciences, Macmillan Reference USA.

Selected Presentations

Boston Harbor Educators' Conference - Presenter, Marine Science Education Topics
National Science Teachers Association - National Conference Presenter, Teacher Sabbatical Programs.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Massachusetts Science Teachers Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Massachusetts Marine Educators