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Scientific Research in Education
City Unified School District and has held various other teaching and administrative positions in California and Boston. He holds M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Robert L. DeHaan is professor of cell biology, emeritus at Emory Medical School and adjunct professor in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. He currently directs a precollege science education effort, the Elementary Science Education Partners (ESEP) Program, which supplies undergraduate “science partners” and professional development to elementary teachers of the Atlanta Public School and neighboring Fulton County school districts. Previously, he was on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Johns Hopkins University, and the Emory School of Medicine, focusing on the biophysical differentiation of the embryonic heart. He has published two books and over 100 research papers in cellular science and embryology, and he has trained over 40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. In 1998 he received the first Bruce Alberts Award from the American Society of Cell Biologists for distinguished contributions to science education. In addition to his work in bench science and precollege education, he founded and was the first director of the Emory Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions and is now faculty scholar at the Center. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Margaret Eisenhart is professor of educational anthropology and research methodology in the School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, she taught at the College of Education at Virginia Tech. Her research and publications have focused on bringing the perspective of anthropology to bear on current U.S. educational issues, including most notably the influences of gender and ethnicity on educational experiences and achievement. She has also written extensively about applications of ethnographic research methods in educational research. She is coauthor of three books and author or co-author of more than 50 articles and chapters. She founded and directs the Center for Youth in Science, Culture and NewMedia (cy.Scan) at the University of Colorado. She received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.