technic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
FRANCIS Q. EBERLE is executive director of the National Science Teachers Association. Previously, as executive director of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), he worked to develop state curriculum frameworks and provide professional development and resources to schools and teachers throughout Maine. Prior to joining MMSA, he was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern Maine and is also a former Maine middle and high school science teacher. He was president of the Maine Science Teachers Association and has served on advisory groups for the National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions, the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, and the Maine Space Grant Consortium. His research has focused on integrating engineering into the high school curriculum, training in-service teachers, mentoring new teachers, involving parents in science and mathematics, and integrating technology into the science and mathematics classroom. He has a B.A. in science education from Boston University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in educational studies from Lesley University.
DANIEL EDELSON is vice president for education at the National Geographic Society and executive director of the society’s Education Foundation. In his position as vice president, he oversees National Geographic’s outreach to educators and its efforts to improve geographic and geoscience education in the United States and abroad. Previously, he was a professor in education and computer science at Northwestern University. He also created professional development programs for educators from middle school through college and led several large-scale instructional reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. He has written extensively on motivation, classroom teaching and learning, educational technology, and teacher professional development. He is author of numerous papers in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings, including The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, and The International Handbook on Science Education, among others. He has a B.S. in engineering sciences from Yale University and a Ph.D. in computer science (artificial intelligence) from Northwestern University.
ROBERTA JOHNSON is the executive director of the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) and director of Special Projects at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Office of Education and Outreach. She is also a research scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. NESTA is a