Bruce Alberts (Presenter) has served as editor-in-chief of Science and as one of President Obama’s first three U.S. Science Envoys. He holds the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Barnett Berry (Presenter) is founder, partner, and chief executive officer at the Center for Teaching Quality, a national nonprofit organization based in Carrboro, North Carolina. He is a former classroom teacher, think tank analyst, state education agency executive, and university professor.
Diane J. Briars (Panelist) is president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She was a mathematics education consultant and a senior developer and research associate for the National Science Foundation-funded Intensified Algebra Project and mathematics director for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher.
Betty Carvellas (Moderator) retired in 2007 after teaching science for 39 years at the middle and high school levels. She was a founding member of the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) and currently serves as the Teacher Leader for TAC. In 2008, she was designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Suzanne Donovan (Presenter) is executive director of the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), an organization that conducts programs of problem-solving research, design, and development in partnership with school districts and university researchers. Prior to founding SERP, Donovan was a study director at the National Research Council.
Francis Eberle (Panelist) is acting deputy executive director for the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). He also acts as director of NASBE’s Next Generation Science Standards project. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and was a middle school science teacher for 15 years.
Arthur Eisenkraft (Panelist) is the distinguished professor of science education, professor of physics, and director of the Center of Science and Math in Context at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. For 25 years, he taught high school physics and was a grade 6-12 science coordinator. He served on the content committee and helped write the National Science Education Standards and has served on other National Research Council committees.
Holly Emert (Panelist) is an assistant director in the Global Teacher Programs Division at the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC. She manages the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. She is a former teacher who has taught in China, France, and the United States.
Janet English (Committee Member, Panelist) has taught middle and high school science in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District of California since 1992. In 2013, she received the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching and traveled for six months across Finland. She is an associate member of the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council and was the founding vice chair of the California Teacher Advisory Council.
Nicole Gillespie (Panelist) leads the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Her experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education includes teaching at Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder High School in Washington and in the Upward Bound Program at Napa Valley College, as well as working with the Seattle Public Schools. She has taught science and education courses at the University of Washington, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania.
Cindy Hasselbring (Committee Member, Panelist) serves as special assistant to the state superintendent for special projects at the Maryland State
Department of Education. In this role, she coordinates efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and digital learning. She recently completed her second year as an Albert Einstein distinguished educator fellow. Hasselbring taught mathematics for 16 years at Milan High School in Milan, Michigan.
Toby Horn (Committee Member) is co-director of the Carnegie Academy for Science Education at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC. She developed and taught classes at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Fairfax County, Virginia, and was outreach coordinator at the Fralin Biotechnology Center at Virginia Tech. She currently serves on the National Visiting Committee for the National Science Foundation-funded Bio-Link Center of Excellence.
Juliana Jones (Moderator) teaches Algebra I at Longfellow Middle School in the Berkeley Unified School District in California. Jones has served as a teacher leader for the Bay Area Math Project and is an original member of the California Teacher Advisory Council. She was the only teacher to serve on the California Council on Science and Technology’s State Response to “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Education Task Force.
Marlena Jones (Panelist) is master teacher program coordinator for Math for America (MfA) DC. She helped start the Master Teacher Fellowship Program at MfA DC in 2010. Additionally, she works with the Carnegie Academy for Science Education as coordinator of programs. Jones has also taught science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and laboratory science at the college and secondary school levels.
Jay Labov (Moderator, Convocation PI) is senior advisor for education and communication for the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences. He has directed or contributed to 24 National Academies reports and has served as director of committees on K-12 and undergraduate science education and the National Academies’ Teacher Advisory Council.
Susanna Loeb (Committee Member) is the Barnett family professor of education at Stanford University, faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis, and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. She specializes in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state, and local policies.
Steve Long (Panelist) currently teaches pre-advanced placement chemistry and ChemCom at Rogers High School (RHS) in Rogers, Arkansas. He has served as the RHS science department chair and the Rogers Public Schools
secondary science curriculum specialist. In his 39-year career, Long has taught chemistry, biology, earth science, and life science. He served as chair of the National Academy of Sciences Teacher Advisory Council.
Margo M. Murphy (Moderator) is a teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, Maine. She currently teaches freshman integrated science and junior-level botany, and she also serves as a technology integration team leader. She taught science for 22 years at Georges Valley High School where she served as department chair, K-12 science team facilitator, and in several other roles.
Nafeesa Owens (Panelist) serves as a program director in the Excellence Awards in Science and Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining NSF, she was an associate at Quality Education for Minorities Network. She also served as director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she oversaw summer programs for middle and high school students.
Anthonette Peña (Panelist) is the program director for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program at the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education. Throughout her career, Peña has worked to increase the number of underrepresented groups within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline and to encourage students to consider STEM careers. She was an eighth-grade science teacher in DC Public Schools and an Einstein fellow.
Steven Robinson (Committee Member, Panelist) is in his first year at Democracy Prep Charter High School in New York City, where he teaches physics, honors physics, and senior science seminar. He has also taught in Oregon at both the high school and the college levels, and at the University of Massachusetts where he was an assistant professor of biology. He served as a special assistant, White House Domestic Policy Council.
Heidi Schweingruber is director of the Board on Science Education (BOSE) at the National Research Council (NRC). She oversees and helps develop many of the projects in the BOSE portfolio. Prior to joining the NRC, Schweingruber worked as a senior research associate at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education.
Terri Taylor (Panelist) is the assistant director for K-12 Education at the American Chemical Society (ACS). Taylor is currently working on the team responsible for launching the American Association of Chemistry Teach-
ers in September 2014. Prior to joining ACS, she taught high school and community college chemistry in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.
Mike Town (Panelist, Planning Committee Chair) is a teacher at Tesla/STEM High School in Redmond, Washington. In his 29 years of teaching, he has taught algebra, astronomy, biology, chemistry, forest ecology, and horticulture. Town has served as an Einstein fellow, working as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education policy analyst with the National Science Board. In addition, he co-coordinated a report from 32 Einstein fellows on how the National Science Foundation could meet STEM education recommendations.
Suzanne M. Wilson (Presenter) is a Neag endowed professor of teacher education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Connecticut. Previously, she was a university distinguished professor at Michigan State University. She is co-principal investigator on Learning Science Through Inquiry with the Urban Advantage: Formal and Informal Collaborations to Increase Science Literacy and Student Learning. She also chairs the National Research Council Committee on Strengthening Science Education Through a Teacher Learning Continuum.
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