Dr. von Bergmann joined UBC Faculty of Dentistry in September 2010 mainly to: (1) mentor and conduct educational research activities in the faculty; (2) design modules and professional development activities to enhance teaching capacity and educational experiences for students in the faculty. To Find out more, please see: http://issuu.com/ubcdentistry/docs/ubc_dentistry_impression_spring_201/21?e=1669690/4067063
Prior to UBC, Dr. von Bergmann held an appointment as Associate Professor in Science Education at the University of Calgary, where she was Coordinator of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education, and an Evaluation Consultant for the University of Calgary's Faculty of Science. She has also been a Visiting Professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Von Bergmann is a member of the editorial board for the Contemporary Issues and Trends in Science Education series. She was co-founder of the Hong Kong Accord on Global Science Education (2008).
Dr. von Bergmann was the Programme Chair for the Ninth IHPST Conference at Calgary in 2007. She has numerous journal publications published in Science & Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies, American Journal of Physics, Journal of Dental Education, etc.; a book based on her work with TIMSS: Why Schools Matter (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and various invited chapters. She also contributed to a Research White Paper related to STEM-ACT as a result of her SSHRC Project.