Brief Work History
Dr. Prager has had a diverse career since graduating with a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1999, holding both industry and academic positions. She is the owner of a patent as a result of work conducted at Kodak Australia Research Laboratory. She also led a large process development effort of a new point-of-care sensor whilst at Universal Biosensors Incorporated, Australia, which involved developing a full-scale manufacturing process from pilot-scale trials. In academia, Dr. Prager has an extensive paper-coating background after spending five years as Research Fellow at the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute, Monash University, Australia, coupled with her current work on multifunctional coatings at the University of Mississippi, USA. During this time, she took a brief break from Chemical Engineering and retrained as a high school teacher where she was a classroom teacher and head of Science at Victorian Department of Education Schools. This experience, together with her educational research background, has formed her current interests in exploring differentiated teaching and learning at University-level, thereby extending the common differentiation principles from K-12 classrooms.