Speakers

Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Jodi Asbell-Clarke

EdGE at TERC

Jodi Asbell-Clarke is the director of the Educational Gaming Environments group, EdGE at TERC. She worked on the early Space Shuttle Flight software, taught high school science, and has done decades of research and development in science education before current research in game-based learning.

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Marianne Bakia

Marianne Bakia

SRI International

Marianne Bakia is a program director for SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. She leads educational technology research and development projects in the United States and abroad, in both K12 and higher education. She also manages CTL’s office in Washington, D.C. Bakia was trained as an economist specializing in education policy, and her work focused on blending qualitative and quantitative data to identify ways to support at-risk students in online and blended environments

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Brenda Bannan

Brenda Bannan

George Mason University

Brenda Bannan is an associate professor in Learning Technologies Design Research at George Mason University. A former NSF CAREER award winner, she is the author of numerous publications on design research in education. Her research interests include IoT systems in Smart City Contexts for team contexts.

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Amy Baylor

Amy Baylor

National Science Foundation

Amy Baylor is a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the area of Cyberlearning (i.e., advanced learning technologies). Formerly, she was a tenured professor of Instructional Systems and Information Technology in the Colleges of Education and Information at Florida State University, and the Founder / Director of the Center for Research of Innovative Technologies for Learning (RITL).

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Kim	Cherry

Kim Cherry

District of Columbia Public School

Kim Cherry serves as the Deputy Chief of STEM for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in Washington, DC. She leads the school district in all areas of STEM education. Her team leads a cohort of STEM Master Teachers who are charged with visiting schools and conducting regularly scheduled evaluations on the STEM programs. Previously, she served as director for professional development at the National Science Teachers Association.

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Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Joan Ferrini-Mundy

National Science Foundation

Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources. Prior to coming to NSF, she was a University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. Dr. Ferrini-Mundy holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of New Hampshire. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher.

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Judith Fusco

Judith Fusco

SRI International

Judi Fusco is a research social scientist at SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. In her research, she focuses on examining the social and technical supports necessary to support learning in community, and investigating and creating new models for online teacher professional development. From 1997 – 2013, she was director for online community development in one of the first online communities for teachers on the web, Tapped In.

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Eric Hamilton

Eric Hamilton

Pepperdine University

Eric Hamilton is a Pepperdine education and mathematics professor, formerly at the US Air Force Academy. He leads NSF-funded research on participatory teaching, media-making, and learner engagement, and conducts parallel work in East Africa & Namibia, where he is a 2015-17 Fulbright Research Fellow.

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William Hook

William Hook

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

William Hook has been employed with Chicago Public Schools for 25 years. He has been a high school and elementary school teacher and administrator. He is currently the principal of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Chicago ‘Ag’, as it is known, provides diverse students from across Chicago a strong college preparatory program combined with Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture. The school recently received the highest school performance rating possible from the Chicago Public School district.

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Sylvia James

Sylvia James

National Science Foundation

Dr. Sylvia M. James is the Director of the Division of Human Resource Development at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to coming to NSF, she was the Director of Education at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She holds degrees from Loyola University, Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctorate in Science Education from Morgan State University, all located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Shawn Jordan

Shawn Jordan

Arizona State University

Shawn Jordan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of engineering and a Fulton Exemplar Faculty member in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses, and studies the use of context in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education. Dr. Jordan is PI on several NSF-funded projects related to design, including an NSF Early CAREER Award entitled “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” and “Might Young Makers be the Engineers of the Future?,” and is a Co-PI on the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments grant “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking.” He has also been part of the teaching team for NSF’s Innovation Corps for Learning, and was named one of ASEE PRISM’s “20 Faculty Under 40” in 2014.

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Tom Kalil

Tom Kalil

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thomas Kalil currently serves as Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council. Previously, Thomas served as the Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Technology and Economic Policy, and the Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council. His resume includes a long list of accomplishments, including Chair of the Global Health Working Group for the Clinton Global Initiative, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at UC Berkeley, Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress, and he has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences, including the Committee to Facilitate Interdisciplinary Research.

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Karen King

Karen King

National Science Foundation

Karen King is Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings in the Education and Human Resources Directorate. She most recently served as Director of Research for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the largest professional association of mathematics teachers in the world, serving the US and Canada.

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Sharon Lynch

Sharon Lynch

The George Washington University

Sharon Lynch, a professor at The George Washington University, conducts research on policy-relevant STEM education issues of underrepresented students, seeking STEM opportunity structures in Next Generation inclusive STEM schools. She was program director for NSF Education and Human Resources (EHR) and president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). She is principal investigator on the NSF-funded OSPrI study.

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Barbara Means

Barbara Means

SRI Education

Barbara Means studies efforts to revitalize schools and classrooms by supporting deeper learning. Currently, she leads a multi-state longitudinal study of the effectiveness of inclusive STEM high schools seeking to prepare students from groups underrepresented in STEM for STEM college majors.

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Celestine Pea

Celestine Pea

National Science Foundation

Celestine Pea is a Program Director in the Division of Research on Learning (DRL), Education and Human Resource Directorate, NSF. In DRL, Celestine manages a portfolio of awards that conduct education research in STEM areas regarding learning and learning environments and broadening participation in STEM. Before coming to NSF, Dr. Pea was the Science Coordinator for a statewide reform initiative in Louisiana for four years and a middle school science teacher for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools for 24 years.

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 Erin Peters Burton

Erin Peters-Burton

George Mason University

Dr. Peters Burtons experience as an engineer and a secondary science teacher for 15 years helps her relate research to practice in science and engineering education. She has won several state and national awards for her work in secondary science education and holds a National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science. In 2005, Dr. Peters Burton was selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for the NASA where she advised the agency in their development of curriculum for teachers across the United States.

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Nichole	Pinkard

Nichole Pinkard

DePaul University

Nichole Pinkard is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago. She is the founder of Digital Youth Network and co-creator of Remix World, a social learning platform that connects youth’s learning opportunities in school, home, and beyond.

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Robert (Bob) Russell

Robert (Bob) Russell

National Science Foundation

Bob Russell is a Program Director in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources, where he manages the review process and manages funded projects submitted through the Discovery Research K-12, Advancing Informal STEM Learning, Cyberlearning, and several other programs.

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Stacey Rutledge

Stacey Rutledge

Florida State University

Stacey Rutledge is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Educational Policy and Evaluation programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has an M.S. degree in Teaching Social Studies from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses broadly on understanding how the work of administrators, teachers, guidance counselors and students is nested within institutional and policy environments.

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Denise Sekaquaptewa

Denise Sekaquaptewa

University of Michigan

Denise Sekaquaptewa is professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan (UM) and associate director of the UM ADVANCE program, a university initiative focused on diversity and excellence among faculty. Her research program in experimental social psychology focuses on stereotyping and implicit bias. .

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David Webb

David Webb

University of Colorado Boulder

David Webb is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Colorado Boulder and is the Executive Director of Freudenthal Institute US, an international research collaborative for mathematics and science education. Dr. Webb’s research interests include teachers’ design and use of classroom assessment and the design of professional development activities to develop teacher expertise in classroom assessment. He currently conducts classroom-based research on the relationship between teacher practice and student motivation in K-12 computer science education as part of the NSF-funded oDREAMS project. He also has focused on the design of resources and professional development that promote active learning in undergraduate mathematics and improved preparation for secondary mathematics teaching, as part of the APLU Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership. Dr. Webb was a middle and high school math and computer applications teacher in Southern California. He teaches courses for prospective mathematics and science teachers, including courses that focus on assessment design and practice and the development of student centered instruction.

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