Victoria Sellers is a researcher at Oregon State University’s STEM Center. She has broad engineering and science education experience utilizing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
Victoria recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida, where she examined self-efficacy and advocacy around hidden curriculum in engineering. Prior to the University of Florida, she completed a Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education from Clemson University. Her dissertation compared participants’ affective responses to a virtual reality geology field experience to similar outdoor and classroom experiences. Victoria received an M.S. in Hydrogeology from Clemson University, as well as B.S. degrees in environmental health and geology from East Carolina University.
Her research interests include equity and social justice and field-based education, and she is guided by asset-based frameworks such as community cultural wealth and sense of place.
- Inclusive Excellence@OSU (2018-2022)
- ISL Framework
- Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (MoZAICS) (2021-2025)
- NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (NASA HEAT)
- STEM Storytelling with Podcasts for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Sighted Students (SSP)