- Fulbright Award (2005)
Dorothy Gabel is a professor emerita of education leadership and policy studies in the School of Education at IU. She joined IU's faculty in 1974 as an assistant professor of education and served as a professor of educational leadership and policy studies until her retirement in 2003. Gabel also served as coordinator of science education at IU and as a director of teacher preparation at the National Science Foundation from 1987 to 1988. Throughout her career, Gabel's research and academic interests have focused around chemistry education. She is the author and developer of a number of chemistry books, competency tests and curriculum materials, and faculty research seminars. Gabel received her A.B. from Rosary College in 1957 and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1969 and 1974.
Gabel was a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to teach at the National University of Quilmes in Argentina in 2005. She also received the NSTA Carleton Award for National Leadership in Science Education in 1999, the Perham Indiana Women of Achievement Award in 2000, and the prestigious ACS Award for Achievement in Research on the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 2008. Gabel served as president of the Hoosier Science Teachers Association, the School Science and Mathematics Association, and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Association as well as editor of The Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning.