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B Biographies ORGANIZERS the Society of Plastics Engineers; American Association for the Advancement of Science; National Organization for the Mark J. Cardillo is the executive director of the Camille & Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Dr. Cardillo received his bach- Engineers; and National Fire Protection Association; he was elor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology the recipient of the Vinyl Institute Roy T. Gottesman Leader- in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Cornell Uni- ship Award in 2000. versity in 1970. He was a research associate at Brown Uni- versity, a CNR research scientist at the University of Genoa, Alex Harris is chair of Brookhaven National Laboratoryâs and a PRF research fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Department. Dr. Harris earned a B.A. in chemistry Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. from Swarthmore College in 1978 and a Ph.D. in physical In 1975, Dr. Cardillo joined Bell Laboratories as a member chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley of the technical staff in the Surface Physics Department. in 1985. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, He was appointed head of the Chemical Physics Research New Jersey (now Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies), Department in 1981 and subsequently named head of the in 1985 as a member of the technical staff, Chemical Phys- Photonics Materials Research Department. Most recently, he ics Research, and became head of the Materials Chemistry held the position of director of Broad Band Access Research. Research Department in 1996. In 2000, he joined Agere Dr. Cardillo is a fellow of the American Physical Society. Systems, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as director of the Guided He has been the Phillips lecturer at Haverford College and Wave and Electro-optics Research Department, a position he a Langmuir lecturer of the American Chemical Society. He held until he came to Brookhaven in 2003. received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society in 1987, the Innovations in Real Materials Award in 1998, and the Pel Associates Award in Applied Polymer SPEAKERS Chemistry in 2000. Roxie Allen teaches science in the Upper School of St. Johnâs School in Houston, Texas. She was first appointed as William F. Carroll is vice president of Occidental Chemi- a teacher at the school in 1990 after obtaining a B.S. from cal Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and an adjunct industrial Texas A&M University and an M.S. from the University of professor of chemistry at Indiana University. He served as Houston. She is also the past president of the Association of American Chemical Society (ACS) president in 2005 and as Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2). Roxieâs dedication a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006. to chemistry education extends beyond her classroom; she He is the former chair of International Activities Committee recently completed her three-year term as a mentor with the at ACS. He earned a B.A. from DePauw, an M.S. from Tulane U.S. Chemistry Olympiad. From 2004 to 2006, Roxie helped University (1975), and a Ph.D. from Indiana University direct the lecture and laboratory components of the U.S. (1978). Carroll has been an ACS member since 1974 and has Chemistry Olympiad Camp attended by the 20 top scorers served on a number of committees. He holds memberships in on the national exam. 46
APPENDIX B 47 L. Anthony Beck received his Ph.D. in molecular biology of William and Mary (B.S., 1985) and her graduate work and biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine, at Cornell University (Ph.D., 1991) and then went to the and Brookhaven National Laboratory and his postdoctoral University of Oregon for a postdoctoral position. She taught training in Denver at both the University of Colorado at West Virginia University and Bates College before mov- Health Sciences Center on the molecular biology of brain ing to NSF. development and the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research on the posttranslational processing and nuclear Hai-Lung Dai became the dean of the College of Science targeting of hepatic and viral proteins.Â In 1990, he was hired and Technology at Temple University in January 2007. Pre- by Life Technologies, Inc. (LTI), in Gaithersburg, Maryland, viously, he was the Hirschmann-Makineni Professor, chair to establish its Molecular Biology and Cell Culture Training of Chemistry, and founding director of the Science Teacher Center.Â In 1992, he moved to Cellco, Inc., a hollow-fiber Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dai came to bioreactor company based in Germantown, Maryland, where the United States for graduate study in chemistry in 1976 he held managerial positions in Research Applications, Drug at the University of California, Berkeley, after graduation Discovery, and Asia Pacific Business Development.Â In 1997 from the National Taiwan University and military service. and 1998, Dr. Beck was a consultant for Walter Reed Army After a postdoctoral stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Medical Center and the American Registry of Pathology on Technology (MIT) he arrived at Penn as an assistant pro- protocol development for hollow fiber-based zero-gravity fessor in 1984. Dai was promoted to full professor in 1992 cell culture experiments for the National Aeronautics and and was the chairman of the Chemistry Department from Space Administrationâs (NASAâs) Space Shuttle program.Â In 1996 to 2002, during which time he established the M.S. 1998, he co-founded Tissue Engineering Sciences (TES), in chemistry education program that has trained more than Inc., where he served as vice president for Research & 100 in-service high school chemistry teachers. Â Under his Development (R&D).Â TESâ R&D portfolio included bioar- leadership at Temple Universityâs College of Science and tificial blood vessels, ex vivo arterial perfusion models, and Technology, in collaboration with the College of Education, in vitro blood-brain barrier and pharmacokinetic systems. he established the TUteach program aimed at attracting In 2000, Dr. Beck joined the National Institute on Alcohol math and science majors for pedagogical training to become Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as a scientific review content-prepared math and science teachers. Â As an accom- administrator; he moved to the National Center for Research plished researcher, he has published more than 150 papers Resources (NCRR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the areas of molecular and surface sciences and received in 2002 where his programmatic responsibilities include the numerous honors including a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher- trans-NIH R24 Human Embryonic Stem Cell Infrastructure Scholar Award, a Sloan Fellowship, the Coblentz Prize in Awards, the S07 Human Subjects Research Enhancement Molecular Spectroscopy, the Morino Lectureship (Japan), a Program, M01 General Clinical Research Centers, and the Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), the American Chemical R25 Science Education Partnership Award. Society Philadelphia Section Award, and a Guggenheim Fel- lowship and the Ellis Lippincott Award in Spectroscopy. Â He Constance Blasie is the program director of the University of is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was elected Pennsylvaniaâs Science Teacher Institute (STI), which offers by the membership to be the chair of the Chemical Physics a master of chemistry education program and a master of Division of the American Physical Society in 2006. integrated science education program to improve the science content knowledge of in-service science teachers. Since her Reeny D. Davison is the executive director of ASSET retirement in 1995 from a 30-year career as a secondary- (Achieving Student Success Through Excellence in Teach- level mathematics teacher, department chair, and curriculum ing) Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to continuously developer in suburban Philadelphia, Blasie has been instru- improve teaching and learning through science education. mental in the design, development, and implementation of She earned a B.A. in German and English from San Jose the two STI masterâs degree programs. She is a graduate of State University and spent the junior year studying abroad the University of Michigan. at the Free University in Berlin. She earned an M.A. in Ger- man literature and cultural history and a TESOL (Teaching Katharine Covert is the program director for Chemistry English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate from Centers and Special Projects at the National Science Foun- the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. Reeny also received an dation (NSF) Division of Chemistry. She joined the division Ed.D. in educational leadership from Duquesne University in 2001 and has worked in many programs, including the in 2000. After working at McKinsey and Company, Inc., for Inorganic Program; Collaboratives, Environmental Molecu- two years she began her teaching career in the Netherlands lar Science Institutes; Discovery Corps Fellows; Research and taught at the college and adult level for more than 20 Experience for Undergraduates; and now the Chemistry years. She employs both her education and her business skills Centers. Kathy did her undergraduate work at the College to ensure ASSETâs entrepreneurial growth. She has received
48 APPENDIX B several awards for her work at ASSET from institutions such Consortium, funded through the State of Florida. She is the as Duquesne University and Carlow College. co-editor of Transforming Undergraduate Science Teaching: Social Constructivist Perspectives (Peter Lang Publishing, Jeffery Dilks is a staff member in the Office of Workforce Inc., 2002). Development in the Office of Science of the Department of Energy. He also serves as editor of the Department of Bryce Hach is the executive director of the Hach Scientific Energyâs Journal of Undergraduate Research. He has a B.A. Foundation and a former high school science teacher. Since in physics from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in the 2005, the Hach Foundation has focused on chemistry edu- history of science and technology from Illinois State Univer- cation from kindergarten to high school. To strengthen the sity (ISU). During his time as a physics teacher at Ames High field of science education, the Second Career Chemistry School in Iowa, he was one of 24 science teachers chosen for Teacher Scholarship was established in 2007 to encourage the Quark-Net project in 1999. The project aimed to expose career chemists to become chemistry teachers. Hach holds high school teachers to the experiments being conducted a bachelorâs degree in history and biology and a masterâs in and was successful; Dilks built a new Cerenkov calorimeter public policy management. for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider. Dilks was named a 2006- Kiara Delle Hargrove strives to motivate urban high school 2007 Albert Einstein fellow. students in chemistry as a science teacher at Baltimore Poly- technic Institute, one of Marylandâs top-performing high Caryn Galatis teaches chemistry at Thomas Edison High schools. Hargrove frequently turns lessons into fun, active School in Fairfax, Virginia.Â Galatis earned a B.S. in chem- experiments, such as her demonstration about distilling water istry from Mary Washington College and an M.Ed. from from a can of soda, which became a competition to see who the University of Virginia. She has been a science and math could distill the most water. She integrates reading and writ- teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools for 30 years, teach- ing strategies into her lessons, insisting that the composition ing primarily chemistry. Galatis has taught all levels of chem- of her studentsâ science papers be as accurate as the science istry, general through advanced placement and international and math. Teaching a variety of academic levels simultane- baccalaureate, and has been the Science Department chair ously, from special education to gifted-level courses, she at Edison. since 1989.Â Besides her teaching responsibili- differentiates instruction to reach every student. Hargrove ties, Galatis has been very involved in curriculum and staff facilitates remedial math and science study skills among development work both in Fairfax County and in other parts incoming freshmen through the Summer Bridge Program, of Virginia. In the summers she teaches an online chemistry and serves as the ninth-grade adviser. As co-adviser for the course and works on Standards of Learning content review Math Engineering and Science Association (MESA), she for the State of Virginia. In 1991, Galatis was selected as helps elevate the study of math and science among girls, chemistry teacher of the year by the American Chemical especially African Americans, at Sudbrook Magnet Middle Society. School. Hargrove was chair of the School Improvement Team from 2006 to 2007 and is coauthor of the School Penny J. Gilmer is a professor in the Department of Chem- Improvement Plan. She has influenced many of her fellow istry and Biochemistry at Florida State University (FSU). teachers to go beyond traditional approaches to teaching. In Gilmer received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Uni- 2007, she was one of the 75 recipients of the Milken National versity of California, Berkeley, and held two fellowships at Educator Award. Stanford until joining the FSU faculty in 1977. In her quest to be a âlifelong learner,â Professor Gilmer earned her D. Brian J. Kennedy teaches chemistry and is the director of Sc.Ed. in science and mathematics education from Curtin the Chemical Analysis Research Laboratory at Thomas Jef- University of Technology in 2004.Â Currently, her primary ferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). research interests lie in science education. Professor Gilmer He holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University has been recognized for her âinnovative research and teach- of Wyoming (1997) and a B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in physi- ing on how to bring science and technology, particularly cal science from Radford University. He is currently enrolled ethics in science, to students and the communityâ by the in a graduate education leadership program at George American Association for the Advancement of Science Mason University. Prior to teaching at TJHSST, Kennedy (AAAS). Professor Gilmer is a mentor to both students and taught science for three years through Teach for America teachers, encouraging the use of action research to evaluate and also completed several years as a National Research areas for improvement in teaching and learning. She also Council (NRC) postdoctoral research assistant at the U.S. serves as the principal investigator of an FSU subcontract Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, in for a project entitled âScience Collaboration: Immersion, Maryland. During the last seven years at TJHSST, Kennedy Inquiry, Innovation,â with the Panhandle Area Educational has taught all levels of chemistry and sponsors the schoolâs
APPENDIX B 49 Chemistry Olympiad Team. Kennedy is the recipient of the ment of academic women scientists, programs to enhance American Chemical Society Capitol Society of Washington the success of minority science students, outreach programs 2008 Leo Schubert Memorial Award for the Outstanding in biology and geology, and a multicampus initiative to Teaching of High School Chemistry. improve undergraduate mathematics education. Â A new study is investigating graduate education and career prepa- Mary M. Kirchhoff is the director of the American Chemi- ration in chemistry, and a forthcoming book discusses the cal Society Education Division. She holds a Ph.D. in organic outcomes of undergraduate research apprenticeships in the chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, an M.S. sciences. Â In addition to her research and evaluation work, degree in chemistry from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Laursen is an outreach scientist at the Cooperative Institute Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in chemistry from Russell Sage for Research in Environmental Sciences, where she leads College, Troy, N.Y. Kirchhoff served as assistant director for courses and workshops on earth science and physical sci- special projects in the Education Division and was assistant ence and inquiry-based teaching methods for K-12 teachers, director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for three years, college instructors, and scientists involved in outreach. Â She where she managed day-to-day operations of the institute. has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, with research experience Prior to joining ACS, she worked at the U.S. Environmental in photochemistry, free radical reactions, and atmospheric Protection Agency and was an associate professor and an chemical kinetics.Â assistant professor of chemistry at Trinity College in Wash- ington, DC. In 2007, Kirchhoff was named a AAAS fellow, Bridget McCourt is the Director of Bayer Corporationâs âfor leadership in promoting the environmentally sound Making Science Make SenseÂ® science literacy initiative. practice of green chemistry in education and research.âÂ Prior to joining Bayer in 2006, she worked as communication Kirchhoff is a coauthor of Designing Safer Polymers (Wiley- representative at NOVA Chemicals. Bridget earned her B.A. IEEE, 2000) and co-editor of Greener Approaches to Under- in history from St. Maryâs of Notre Dame in 1993. graduate Chemistry Experiments (ACS, 2002). Sergey Nizkorodov is an associate professor of chemistry Michael Klein, professor of chemistry and physical sci- at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He earned his ences and director of Penn Laboratory for Research on the M.S. degree in biochemistry at Novosibirsk State University Structure of Matter, was cited by the National Academy of and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry at the University Sciences for work that has led to physically significant and of Basel. Professor Nizkorodov is the principal investigator predictive descriptions of hydrogen-bonded liquids, self- in the Aerosol Photochemistry Group (http://aerosol.chem. assembled monolayers, supercooled liquids, conducting uci.edu), a component of the NSF-funded AirUCI institute. fluids, and biological membranes. Klein has devised com- His research focuses on the interaction between solar radia- putational methods to predict how the properties of matter tion and atmospheric aerosols and on indoor air pollution. In respond to changes in pressure and temperature and is noted 2005, he was awarded the Coblentz Award as an outstanding for his computer simulations of molecular materials. Klein, young molecular spectroscopist. He is a recipient of the 2007 who has authored approximately 500 papers in research jour- Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and the 2006 UCI nals, ranks as the worldâs 96th most-cited chemist, according School of Physical Sciences Award for Outstanding Con- to an Institute for Scientific Information analysis of research tributions to Undergraduate Education for his educational papers published from 1981 to 1997. He has edited three work at UCI. books and serves on the editorial boards of numerous jour- nals. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1989-1990 and is a fel- Gil Pacey is currently leading the Miami University Nano- low of the Royal Society of Canada, the Chemical Institute of technology Initiative that is charged with incorporating Canada, and the American Physical Society. Klein joined the nanotechnology into the teaching and research of Miami Penn faculty in 1987 after 19 years at the National Research University. His current research efforts focus on nanotech- Council Canada (NRCC), culminating as principal research nology and microfluidics in order to develop a âsmart nozzleâ officer in the NRCC Chemistry Division. He received a B.Sc. technology, in which the nozzle is capable of detecting the in 1961 and Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Bristol in components of the substance being pumped through and pro- the United Kingdom. viding necessary feedback to the controlling system. Pacey has served on the faculty of Miami University of Ohio since Sandra Laursen is co-director of Ethnography & Evalua- 1979, and currently serves as both the associate dean for tion Research (E&ER), an independent research unit at the Research and Scholarship and the director of the Miami Uni- University of Colorado at Boulder. Â E&ER is an interdisci- versity Center for Nanotechnology within the Department plinary team that conducts research and evaluation studies of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He previously served as the of education and career paths in science, engineering, and director of the Ohio Micromachining Analytical Chemistry mathematics. Â Recent projects have examined the advance- Consortium (1997-2001). Professor Pacey received his Ph.D.
50 APPENDIX B in 1979 from Loyola University of Chicago, where his gradu- sions and the first American woman to walk in space. She ate and postgraduate adviser was Carl E. Moore. The author holds a bachelor of science degree in earth sciences from of more than 100 publications, Professor Pacey has eight University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in ocean- years of experience as an industry consultant. ography from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia). She was appointed to the National Science Board in 2004 and elected Joan Prival is the lead program director for the Robert vice chairman in 2006. Noyce Teacher Scholarship program in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Founda- Robert H. Tai is an associate professor in the Curry School tion. In addition, she serves as a program director in the of Education at the University of Virginia. After receiving a Math and Science Partnership program and the Advanced B.A. and B.S. in mathematics and physics (1986) from the Technological Education program. She received a B.A. University of Florida, Professor Tai went on to earn his M.S. degree in biological sciences from Wellesley College and in physics from the University of Illinois in 1987. After work- a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute ing as a research assistant in the Nuclear Physics Laboratory of Technology. As a research biochemist, she conducted at the University of Illinois, Professor Tai taught physics in studies on blood cell differentiation and leukemia at the Illinois and Texas. Professor Tai earned his Ed.M. (1994) and National Cancer Institute. Prior to coming to NSF in 1997, Ed.D. (1998) in science education from the Harvard Univer- she served as an education policy specialist for 14 years with sity Graduate School of Education, where he then worked the Washington DC, public schools. In 1999 she was awarded as a researcher and teaching fellow. Professor Tai has taught a fellowship from the Japan Society for Promoting Science 15 college courses on science education between his previ- to study teacher preparation in Japan. She has received four ous position at the College of Staten Island and his current NSF Directorâs Awards, including the NSF Directorâs Award position at the University of Virginia. In May 2008, Profes- for Superior Accomplishment in 2002. sor Tai was recognized with the 2008 Award for Education Research Leadership from the Council of Scientific Society Patricia M. Soochan received a bachelor and a master of Presidents for his widely cited research into the factors that science degree from George Washington University in 1977 lead students to become scientists. and 1981, respectively. In 1982 she became a biochem- ist at Bethesda Research Labs, later to be known as Life Irwin Talesnick is a professor emeritus at Queenâs Univer- Technologies. Her work included conducting biotechnology sity in Ontario. He continues to create and distribute educa- workshops in France and Brazil. In 1987 she became a senior tional and fascinating demonstrations through his company, information specialist at Social and Scientific Systems, S17 Science Supplies and Services. His experiences include a consultant to the National Cancer Institute. There, she a lifetime of teaching, of training teachers, of providing edu- worked with physicians in preparing reports of investiga- cational materials for others to use, and of giving workshops. tional cancer therapies. In 1991 she joined the National Starting in 1960, he taught high school chemistry, physics, Science Foundation as a science assistant-biologist involved and general science in Toronto. Then for 25 years he was a in grants management in the cell biology program. In 1994 professor of chemical education at the Faculty of Education she joined the undergraduate science education program at at Queenâs University in Kingston, Ontario, preparing new the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where she is now a teachers for a life in the classroom. Talesnick has been the program officer engaged in all aspects of competition and recipient of the Science Association of Ontarioâs (STAO/ award management from system design to policy develop- APSO) Life Member and Service Awards. In 1993, the year ment, with an emphasis on college grantees. he retired from Queenâs University, the STAO/APSO Excel- lence in Teaching Award was replaced with the Irwin Talesn- Kathryn D. Sullivan was named director, Battelle Center for ick Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science. Since Mathematics and Science Education Policy at the John Glenn his retirement, he has expanded his workshop and lecturing School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, schedule, which over the years has taken him from Canada to in October 2006. The center addresses the nationâs global the United States, Mexico, England, Wales, China, Sweden, competitiveness by developing policies and practices to and Israel. Irwin was the chair of the ChemEd conferences increase the number of students in the science, technology, in 1987 and 1989 at Queenâs University in Kingston, and in engineering, and mathematics fields. Sullivan previously 2001 at York University in Toronto. He has been a presenter served as president and chief executive officer of the Center at all of the ChemEd conferences since their beginning in of Science and Industry (COSI), a dynamic center of hands- 1973 at Waterloo. on science learning, where she now volunteers as a science adviser. Prior to joining COSI, Sullivan was the chief scien- Gerald Wheeler joined as executive director of the National tist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Teachers Association in 1995. He received an under- (NOAA). Sullivan is a veteran of three Space Shuttle mis- graduate degree in science education from Boston University
APPENDIX B 51 and a masterâs degree in physics and a Ph.D. in experimental and education from the University of the State of New York, nuclear physics, both from the State University of New York Regents College, Albany, in 1990 and an M.B.A. from Dowl- at Stony Brook. Between undergraduate and graduate school, ing College in 2003. From 1978 to 1986, he served in the he taught high school physics, chemistry, and physical sci- U.S. Navy as a nuclear training instructor, a lead engineering ence. For much of his career, Dr. Wheeler has played a key laboratory technician, and an engineering watch supervisor. role in the development of mass media projects that show- In 1987, he became supervisor of Training Program Develop- case science for students. Prior to joining the National Sci- ment for the Long Island Lighting Company, and in 1990, he ence Teachers Association, Dr. Wheeler was director of the joined Brookhaven Lab as a senior reactor support specialist Science/Math Resource Center and professor of physics at at the High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR). In 1994, he became Montana State University. He also headed the AAAS Public leader of the Water Chemistry Group at the HFBR. In 1998, Understanding of Science and Technology Division and has White was appointed as the special assistant to the assistant served as president of the American Association of Physics laboratory director for Community, Education, Government Teachers. He is a fellow of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Public Affairs (CEGPA) and manager of Environmental and AAAS and has served on advisory boards and commit- Management Community Relations within CEGPA. In addi- tees for the American Institute of Physics and the National tion to serving as interim OEP manager since December Assessment of Educational Progress. 2003 until his appointment as manager, he also filled that position from 2000 to 2001. A past president of the Long Kenneth White has served as manager of the Office of Edu- Island Section of the American Nuclear Society, White is the cational Programs (OEP) at the U.S. Department of Energyâs recipient of the American Nuclear Society Training Excel- (DOEâs) Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2004. White lence Award and the Brookhaven Award for distinguished earned a B.S. with concentrations in engineering technology service to the laboratory.