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Washington State University
College of Education

Jonah Firestone


Jonah Firestone

Associate Professor

Science education
WSU Tri-Cities
Floyd 207Q
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA  99354


Curriculum Vitae

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Jonah B. Firestone holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction — Science Education with a specialization in Geology Education (2011) from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Research Interests

His research concerns Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) schools, neurocognition and learning in education, and the impact of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) on education and learning.

Jonah is currently the Director of the Simulation and Integrated Media for Instruction, Assessment, and Neurocognition (SIMIAN) Laboratory on the WSU Tri-Cities Campus and the Associate Director of the Neurocognition Science Laboratory (NCSL) on the WSU Pullman Campus.


SIMIAN Laboratory


In the Media

Learning that’s virtually fun–Washington State Magazine

Using the ‘virtual’ to change the nature of ‘reality’ in education–Tri-city Herald

WSU professor researching virtual reality for classroom use–WSU Tri-cities

Teaching Interests

Dr. Firestone currently teaches classes in assessment for elementary and secondary schools, secondary science teaching methods, educational technology, and multicultural approaches to teaching science. In the past, he has taught classes on the history of education in the United States, diversity in education, theories of teaching and learning, and geology.