About Me (Bio):
Dr. Nancy Shapiro is the associate vice chancellor for education and outreach at the University System of Maryland. Her work focuses on P–20 STEM education, teacher preparation, and creative ways of reaching state college attainment goals. Her expertise includes K–16 and higher education policy, college readiness, teacher education, school–university partnerships, STEM education policy, and learning communities. As the USM director of preK–16 partnerships, Dr. Shapiro works with 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland, two-year colleges, and K–12 schools to foster critical partnerships and learning communities to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Maryland. She has been the PI and project director for several federal projects from the Department of Education and NSF that address teacher quality issues. She has served on the NCATE Board of Examiners, the Fielding Graduate University Board, the editorial boards of Liberal Education and Communication Education, and was a National Learning Communities Project Fellow. Dr. Shapiro has a BA in History from Brandeis University, an MAT from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland.