STEM Educator and Pedagogical Engineer
Jesse Wilcox is a native Iowan. He loves traveling, spending time outdoors, reading non-fiction, and spending time with friends and family.
Jesse is passionate about helping teachers improve their practice. He uses engaging activities and asks questions that help teachers see how they can modify their lessons to benefit their students.
Joining the Next Step team in 2018, Jesse brings 12 years of experience in STEM education as a high school science teacher. He is currently an assistant professor in STEM education at Simpson University. Jesse has published numerous papers in STEM education journals, won awards for excellence in teaching, and served as the Iowa Science Teachers Section Chair.
As Next Step’s STEM educator and Pedagogical Engineer, Jesse helps design curriculum, writes for the blog, and works with teachers on effective STEM teaching practices, including how to use nature to teach STEM.