ductory Botany Workbook. Dr. Uno was a program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation in 1998-2000 and serves on the editorial boards of four science and science education journals. He was awarded honorary membership by the National Association of Biology Teachers in 2001 and was its president in 1995. He became a fellow of the AAAS in 2000, and he has received one national, two state, and three university-level teaching awards. He has taught nearly 10,000 undergraduates and has led many faculty development workshops for university and secondary science instructors. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and he recently published an article on botanical literacy in the American Journal of Botany. Currently, he is principal investigator for the NSF-funded “Introductory Biology Project,” which focuses on the undergraduate freshman biology course; he is also co-PI on another NSF project dealing with professional development for high school teachers; and he is a member of several committees of the College Board that are revising advanced placement science courses.
Jay B. Labov is senior advisor for education and communication for the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council. He also has been the study director for the NRC reports State Science and Technology Policy Advice: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges (2008); Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers: Potential Uses of Information Technology (2007); Linking Mandatory Professional Development to High Quality Teaching and Learning: Proceedings and Transcripts (2006); Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (2003); Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools (2002); Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium (2000); Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (1999); Serving the Needs of Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education: Impact of a Digital National Library on Teacher Education and Practice (1999); and Developing a Digital National Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education (1998). He has served as director of the Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, deputy director for the NRC’s Center for Education, and oversees the National Academy of Science’s efforts to improve the teaching of evolution in the public schools. Prior to assuming his position at the NRC Dr. Labov was a member of the biology faculty for 18 years at Colby College (ME), where he taught courses in introductory biology, topics in neurobi-