CADRE Fellows Alumni: Where are They Now?

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Cynthia D’Angelo





            
       

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Cohort: 2009-10
Organization: Arizona State University (ASU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Scaffolding Understanding by Redesigning Games for Education (SURGE) (PI: Douglas Clark)

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Current Position: Education Researcher, SRI International
Working in many overlapping areas, but primarily focused on ways to use technology to support science learning.
Research Interests: Science education | Simulations and games for learning | Visualization | Learning analytics | Collaboration

Andrew Morozov





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2009-10
Organization: University of Washington (UW)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Identifying Critical Characteristics of Effective Feedback Practices in Science and Mathematics Education (PI: Min Li)

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Current Position: Associate in Education Research, New York State Education Department
Working with the NYSED Office of Accountability using data analytics to inform education policy implementation with a focus on state and federal accountability regulations.
Research Interests: Data analytics | Accountability systems | Project Based Learning (PBL)

Jennifer Hope





            
       

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Cohort: 2010-11
Organization: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Associated DRK-12 Project: Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) (PI: Alan Newman)

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Current Position: Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education, McKendree University
Teaching science education methods and assessment courses in the school of education; overseeing the teacher education program; focusing on student outcomes and support for teacher candidates in the program.
Research Interests: Early childhood education in rural settings | Teacher preparation for supporting math development among preschool-aged children | Social-emotional development of teacher candidates | Science teaching practices of elementary teachers

Camillia Matuk





            
       

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Cohort: 2010-11
Organization: University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Visualizing to Integrate Science Understanding for All Learners (VISUAL) (PI: Marcia Linn)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Communication and Technology, New York University
Exploring how youth and teachers learn through the collaborative design of nondigital educational games; investigating the design of technologies that support collaborative learning during science inquiry.
Research Interests: Co-design | Collaborative learning | Game design for learning | Learning Environment Design | Narrative thinking | Science inquiry | Teacher professional development

Jamie Mikeska





            
       

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Cohort: 2010-11
Organization: Michigan State University (MSU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Learning Science as Inquiry with the Urban Advantage: Formal-Informal Collaborations to Increase Science Literacy and Student Learning (PI: James Short)

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Current Position: Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Designing, developing, and conducting validation studies on assessments of Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT) science; examining and understanding validity issues associated with measures designed to assess science teachers’ instructional quality, including observational measures, value-added measures, student surveys, and performance-based tasks; and extending and studying the use of these knowledge and instructional practices measures of science teaching quality as summative assessment tools for licensure purposes and as formative assessment tools integrated within teacher education and professional development contexts. PI on two NSF DRK-12 studies. One study (#1621344) is designed to develop, pilot, and validate a set of performance-based tasks delivered within a simulated classroom environment in order to improve preservice elementary teachers’ ability to facilitate goal-oriented discussions in science and mathematics. The purpose of the other study (#1813254) is to examine and gather initial validity evidence for assessments designed to measure and build K-5 science teachers’ CKT about matter and its interactions in teacher education settings.
Research Interests: Elementary science teacher knowledge and practice | Science teaching competencies | Content knowledge for teaching science

Jana Craig-Hare





            
       

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Cohort: 2011-12
Organization: University of Kansas (KU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence (PI: Janis Bulgren)

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Current Position: Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Baldwin City Public School District (USD 348)
Providing professional leadership in organizing, administering, and evaluating a creative and effective school district, and working, in partnership with principals and educators, to establish an optimum learning environment within the district.
Research Interests: Technology-rich learning environments | School improvement/redesign | Effective teaching practices

Emily Moore





            
       

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Cohort: 2011-12
Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
Associated DRK-12 Project: Expanding PhET Interactive Science Simulations to Grades 4-8: A Research-Based Approach (PI: Katherine Perkins)

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Current Position: Director of Research and Accessibility, PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder
Working on the design and development of multimodal interactive simulations; investigating how to effectively design and develop alternative input, auditory displays, and visual displays for complex interactive learning resources. Currently a PI on the DRK-12 projects Ramping Up Accessibility in STEM: Inclusively Designed Simulations for Diverse Learners and Sonified Interactive Simulations for Accessible Middle School STEM.
Research Interests: Effective educational simulation design | Technical infrastructure to support broad distribution of interactive resources | Design and development of multimodal capabilities within simulations

Jorge Solís





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2011-12
Organization: University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Effective Science Teaching for English Language Learners (ESTELL): A Preservice Teacher Professional Development Research Project Across Three Universities in California (PI: Patricia Stoddart)

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Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio
Teaching, research, and service activities committed to improving the schooling prospects and achievement of bilingual children through the production and sharing of practical and innovative research. This combined work focuses on increasing the schooling success of historically marginalized culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) K-12 students and Chican@/Latin@ students in particular. Currently working on three projects focused on supporting teachers of emergent bilinguals in mathematics and science: a collaborative Department of Education project titled Mathematics And Language, Literacy Integration in Dual Language Settings (MALLI), a collaborative longitudinal NSF-funded project titled Secondary Science Teaching for English Language, Literacy Acquisition (SSTELLA), and an ethnographic study examining scientific biliteracy practices involving novice bilingual teachers and K-6 students titled Ciencia para todos means teaching science in both languages.
Research Interests: Empirical investigations on bilingual and CLD teacher preparation | Theoretical investigations on the study of discourse and interaction in bilingual and CLD classrooms | Second-language learners | STEM education and language integration | Language socialization processes and methods | Academic literacy across content areas | In-service and preservice teacher education

Karen Trujillo





            
       

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Cohort: 2011-12
Organization: New Mexico State University (NMSU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Math Snacks: Addressing Gaps in Conceptual Mathematics Understanding with Innovative Media (PI: )

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Current Position: Research Faculty & Director, New Mexico State University (NMSU) & The Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Director of the Southwest Outreach Academic Research Lab, leading a group of undergraduate and graduate students conducting research and evaluation of outreach programs; state director of Educators Rising, a grow-your-own teachers program for high school students; PI of the NSF grant Math Snacks Early Algebra and a Co-PI for an NSF grant looking at metacognitive practices in engineering courses.
Research Interests: Teacher recruitment and retention | Mathematics education and technology | Metacognition and study practices in STEM education | Minority NCAA athletes

Courtney Arthur





            
       

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Cohort: 2012-13
Organization: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards: Enhancing Teachers' Ability to Support the Common Core State Standards (PI: E. Paul Goldenberg)

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Current Position: Curriculum and Instructional Designer, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Writing and editing plans and complex materials for several NSF- and IES- funded projects; participating in the proposal process through conceptualizing and writing major sections of proposals to developing the budget and funding planning; identifying original bodies of work and exercising leadership in qualitative and quantitative research methods for design and instrumentation; expanding contacts and strengthening client relationships, developing business and professional relationships, and advising and collaborating with senior management and project staff on new concepts; synthesizing concepts and recommendations for future expansion of our existing work and consistently conveying information through conference presentations and publications.
Research Interests: Early learning | Mathematics | Science | Behavioral interventions

Kyle Cheney





            
       

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Cohort: 2012-13
Organization: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Gateways to Algebraic Motivation, Engagement and Success (GAMES): Supporting and Assessing Fraction Proficiency with Game-Based, Mobile Applications and Devices (PI: Michael Evans)

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Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Researching the study and design of learning interactions between students and technology systems.
Research Interests: Human-computer interaction | Human-centered design | User experience | User modeling | Intelligent tutoring systems 

Jenny Dauer





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2012-13
Organization: Michigan State University (MSU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: A Learning Progression-Based System for Promoting Understanding of Carbon-Transforming Processes (PI: Charles Anderson)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor in Science Literacy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Teaching an introductory required science class and researching undergraduate student learning about socioscientific issues.
Research Interests: Student decision-making about complex socioscientific issues | Instructional design to support science literacy

Anders Jasson (AJ) Stachelek





            
       

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Cohort: 2012-13
Organization: Columbia University
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Teacher Learning Communities: Centering the Teaching of Mathematics on Urban Youth (PI: Laurie Rubel)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College
Focusing on improving student success in developmental mathematics, with particular interest in providing students with challenging contextualized mathematics that is relevant to their experiences.
Research Interests: Culturally relevant mathematics pedagogy | Contextualizing mathematics

Michelle Whitacre





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2012-13
Organization: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Associated DRK-12 Project: Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) (PI: Alan Newman)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lindenwood University
Working with undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a middle or secondary teaching certification.
Research Interests: STEM literacy | STEM educator professional development | Interdisciplinary teacher education

Kreshnik Begolli





            
       

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Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Learning to Make Mathematical Connections (PI: Lindsey Richland)

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Current Position: Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Conducting classroom experiments that examine the role of using comparisons as teaching tools on student learning mathematics concepts; examining types of teaching strategies and external factors (e.g. stereotype threat) and the role of working memory/executive functions (thinking resources) for successful learning.
Research Interests: Cognitive science research in classroom settings 

K.C. Busch





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: Stanford University
Associated DRK-12 Project: Researching the Efficacy of the Science and Literacy Academy Model (Collaborative Research: Osborne) (PI: Jonathan Osborne)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor of STEM Education, North Carolina State University
Working on climate change education, including issues of sustainability education through collaborative work on the Galapagos Islands.
Research Interests: Empowering and hopeful messages around what youth can do to address climate change | Language (text and speech) used to teach about climate change in educational settings | Modeling how youth make decisions to act in pro-environmental ways in everyday life

Carlos Alberto Mejía Colindres





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: Texas State University
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners (MI-ELL) (PI: Alejandra Sorto)

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Current Position: Assessment Specialist, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Working on mathematics assessment in ETS’ Research & Development Division.
Research Interests: Mathematics education | English language learners (ELLs)

Jonathan D Hertel





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: Museum of Science, Boston
Associated DRK-12 Project: Exploring the Efficacy of Engineering is Elementary (E4) (PI: Christine Cunningham)

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Current Position: Social Impact Associate, Mission Measurement/Impact Genome Project
Supporting systematic examination of social impact work, including STEM Education; supporting meta-analysis of educational research with a team developing common language to help funders, nonprofits, and researchers better help beneficiaries achieve social impact outcomes.
Research Interests: Learning in engineering and design activities for elementary students | Formative evaluation methods

Joel Alejandro (Alex) Mejía





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: University of Utah (U of U)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Community-Based Engineering Design Challenges for Adolescent English Learners (PI: Julio Lopez-Ferrao)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of San Diego
Researching engineering education and STEM education at the K-12 level; working on interdisciplinary research with the colleges of education, science, and agriculture.
Research Interests: Culturally responsive engineering education | Undergraduate programs | Retention of underrepresented students in STEM | Engineering identity and perceptions of engineering among underrepresented students 

Sarah Rand





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: The Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE), University of Chicago
Associated DRK-12 Project: Identifying and Measuring the Implementation and Impact of STEM School Models (PI: Melanie LaForce)

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Current Position: Partner Engagement and Communications Consultant, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Helping to span the boundaries between research and practice; working across projects and departments at AIR to support researchers in making their work accessible and interesting to practitioners.
Research Interests: STEM

Jonee Wilson





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2013-14
Organization: Vanderbilt University
Associated DRK-12 Project: Investigating and Supporting the Development of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction at Scale (PI: Paul Cobb)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Focusing on elementary mathematics education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences.
Research Interests: Mathematics instructional practice for marginalized groups | Professional development

Carrie Allen





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
Associated DRK-12 Project: Efficacy Study of Project-Based Inquiry Science (PI: Christopher Harris)

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Current Position: STEM Researcher, SRI International
Examining a variety of school or instructional reform efforts, most with a STEM and equity/access focus.
Research Interests: Equity and access in STEM education | Education reform | Student participation and identity work in STEM | Teacher learning and implementation of inclusive and reform-oriented instruction

Nicola Barber





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: Utah State University (USU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Building High School Students’ Understanding of Evolution through Collection and Analysis of Data, Evidence-based Arguments, and an Understanding of Heredity (PI: Louisa Stark)

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Current Position: Instructor and Senior Research Associate, Utah State University
Teaching undergraduate biology (intro, upper-level, and non-majors), researching undergraduate non-majors science education
Research Interests: Undergraduate non-majors science education | Non-majors science curriculum development

Miriam Gates





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Assessing Secondary Teachers' Algebraic Habits of Mind (Collaborative Research: Sword) (PI: Sarah Sword)

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Current Position: Research Associate, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Research and development on NSF grants in secondary mathematics.
Research Interests: How mathematics lessons can be designed to bring children joy and what that could mean for their mathematics interest and achievement | Issues of equity for children in mathematics classrooms

Carlos Nicolas Gomez





            
       

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Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: University of Georgia (UGA)
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Learning to Support Productive Collective Argumentation in Secondary Mathematics Classes (PI: AnnaMarie Conner)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Analyzing data collected from a year-long professional development experience focused on mathematical argumentation for middle grade teachers; organizing logistics for a project focused on Latinx elementary students' mathematics identities.
Research Interests: Emotional practice of teaching | Identity development of mathematics teachers | Argumentation

Monica Gonzalez





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: University of Houston (UH)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Mathematical Knowledge for Equitable Teaching (PI: Imani Goffney)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
Focusing on elementary mathematics teacher education.
Research Interests: Equitable teaching practices

Corey J. Knox





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: University of Arizona (U of A)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (SSTELLA) (PI: Patricia Stoddart)

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Current Position: Broader Impacts Coordinator/Educational Researcher & High school Science Teacher, University of Arizona & Changemaker High School
Working on several projects that support the retention and advancement of underrepresented students in STEM within the dean's office at the University of Arizona College of Education; working with middle school and high school teachers to incorporate sustainability topics into science teaching; developing grant proposals that will support environmental justice education and the role and potential roles of schools and schooling related to social and environmental justice; teaching high school science courses.
Research Interests: Science | Environmental education | Environmental psychology | The role and potential roles of schools and schooling related to social and environmental justice | Exploring the ways in which pressing global and community issues relate to sustainability (climate change, environmental degradation, water scarcity) and public health issues are framed and communicated in school-based and community learning settings

Regan Vidiksis





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Next Generation Preschool Science: An Innovative Program to Facilitate Young Children's Learning of Science Practices and Concepts (PI: Ximena Dominguez)

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Current Position: Research Associate II, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Working on an NSF project to promote young children’s learning of science, engineering, and mathematics by developing digital and non-digital resources to bridge learning that happens at school with learning experiences at home and to promote resource use by Spanish-Speaking families and Dual Language Learners.
Research Interests: Strategies to promote young children’s learning of early science, math and computational thinking | Supporting teachers in integrating technology into early childhood settings in developmentally appropriate ways | Development of meaningful and equitable learning and teaching experiences for all

Jonathan M Vitale





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2014-15
Organization: University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Associated DRK-12 Project: GRIDS: Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (PI: Marcia Linn)

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Current Position: Dashboard Developer and Data Coach, School District of Philadelphia
Preparing, presenting, and analyzing school district data (e.g., student performance) to make data dashboards, applications, and websites that inform decision-making.
Research Interests: Using school district data to improve student outcomes

Christina Bosch





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Reclaiming Access to Inquiry-based Science Education (RAISE) for Incarcerated Students (PI: Michael Krezmien)

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Current Position: Doctoral Student/Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Creating professional development focusing on universal design learning, project-based learning, and inquiry for science teachers who work in juvenile detention facilities.
Research Interests: Teacher self-awareness | Inquiry and analytical thinking (Buddhism) | Project-based learning | Emotional intelligence

María González-Howard





            
       

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Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: Boston College (BC)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Constructing and Critiquing Arguments in Middle School Science Classrooms: Supporting Teachers with Multimedia Educative Curriculum Materials (PI: Suzanna Loper)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Working as an assistant professor of STEM education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Research Interests: Intersection of bilingualism development and science learning | Examining preservice teachers' views about the role of language in science, as well as their understandings of "equitable participation" and how it relates to the experiences of linguistically diverse students

Dana Grosser-Clarkson





            
       

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Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of Maryland (UMD)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Developing Rich Media-Based Materials for Practice-Based Teacher Education (PI: Daniel Chazan)

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Current Position: Master Teacher/Clinical Faculty, University of Maryland
Teaching mathematics courses for secondary teachers as well as secondary mathematics methods courses for our undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs.
Research Interests: Practice-based teacher education | Lesson study | Classroom discourse | Algebraic thinking

Candice Guy-Gaytán





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Modeling Scientific Practice in High School Biology: A Next Generation Instructional Resource (PI: Cynthia Passmore)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Focusing on elementary education in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Research Interests: Coordination of scientific practice and content in K-12 classrooms | Model-based reasoning

Jay Plasman





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of California, Santa Barbara
Associated DRK-12 Project: Understanding the Role of Contextual Effects in STEM Pursuit and Persistence: A Synthesis Approach (PI: Michael Gottfried)

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Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy
Conducting applied research through an evaluation of a high school career/education planning curriculum; researching career and technical education as it relates to secondary and postsecondary outcomes; focusing on a comparative approach to examine student dispositions, engagement, and 21st Century skills as part of an international collaboration.
Research Interests: College and career readiness | Career and technical education | Career/education planning | Engagement | 21st Century skills

Annick Rougee





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of Michigan (UM)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Leveraging MIPOs: Developing a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking (Collaborative Research: Stockero) (PI: Shari Stockero)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, Washington State University Tri-Cities
Teaching elementary math methods courses, with a 40-40-20 research-teaching-service load.
Research Interests: How teachers respond to different student responses (with varying degrees of partial understandings) and the resources that mitigate this work of teaching (e.g., knowledge, beliefs, anxiety, etc.)

Lisa Skultety





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2015-16
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Noticing and Using Students' Prior Knowledge in Problem-Based Instruction (PI: Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera)

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Current Position: PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Working with high school geometry teachers using a professional development program that combines Lesson Study, Video Clubs, and discussions of animations to promote teacher noticing of students' prior knowledge; looking at the relationships between knowledge, beliefs, and noticing of students' mathematical thinking with elementary preservice teachers.
Research Interests: Math teacher education | Processes that lead to decisions in the classroom | Teacher noticing and its impact on classroom instruction

Kyle Cox





            
       

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Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: University of Cincinnati (UC)
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Multilevel Mediation Models to Study the Impact of Teacher Development on Student Achievement in Mathematics (PI: Benjamin Kelcey)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Advancing the design of experimental multilevel mediation studies, developing and investigating a new estimator for multilevel structural equation models that is appropriate with limited scale studies.
Research Interests: Experimental design | Multilevel mediation | Mathematics education in K-12 settings | Teacher quality

Kim Frumin





            
       

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Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: Harvard University
Associated DRK-12 Project: Supporting Large Scale Change in Science Education: Understanding Professional Development and Adoption Variation Related to the Revised Advanced Placement Curriculum (PD-RAP) (PI: Arthur Eisenkraft)

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Current Position: Doctoral Student, Harvard University
Working as a doctoral student at Harvard University.
Research Interests: STEM-focused research-practice partnerships | Online teacher learning 

Dora Kastel





            
       

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Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice: A Middle School Ecology Unit and Teacher Professional Development Model (PI: )

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Current Position: Science Curriculum and Professional Learning Manager, New Visions for Public Schools
Supporting the co-development of NGSS-aligned instructional materials for use in a network of NYC high schools; providing PD for teachers and administrators.
Research Interests: Science professional development provider expertise | Specialized knowledge of teacher educators | Teacher-decision making during enactment of co-designed instructional materials

Kelsey Lipsitz





            
       

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Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: University of Missouri
Associated DRK-12 Project: QuEST: Quality Elementary Science Teaching (PI: Deborah Hanuscin)

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Current Position: Science Educator, The Exploratorium
Working with the Institute for Inquiry team to plan, design, and implement professional learning workshops and institutes; working with educators across the state of California to support the implementation of the California Next Generation Science Standards (CANGSS).
Research Interests: Elementary teacher learning | Inquiry learning | Next Generation Science Standards | Professional development

Katie Schenkel





            
       

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Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: Michigan State University (MSU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Tools for Teaching and Learning Engineering Practices: Pathways Towards Productive Identity Work in Engineering (PI: Angela Calabrese Barton)

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Current Position: Doctoral Student, Michigan State University
Working on a practicum focused on how youth develop critical science agency and how that impacts hierarchy structures in their communities; teaching elementary science methods courses.
Research Interests: Science and engineering identity work with youth | Equity-oriented science education | Supporting teachers in working with youth to develop and enact more critical science agency | Participatory and critical ethnography research methodologies

Megan Wongkamalasai





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2016-17
Organization: Vanderbilt University
Associated DRK-12 Project: Understanding Space Through Engineering Design (PI: Richard Lehrer)

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Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Developing new ways for young children to participate in mathematics using spatial design and construction.
Research Interests: Broadening participation in mathematics beginning in early childhood | Developing new pathways within STEM learning

Salvador Huitzilopochtli





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2017-18
Organization: University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (SSTELLA) (PI: Patricia Stoddart)

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Current Position: Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Cruz
Studying mathematical writing and discourse in early algebra.
Research Interests: Early algebra | Mathematical discourse | Equity in mathematics education

Jenifer Hummer





            
       

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Cohort: 2017-18
Organization: University of Delaware (UD)
Associated DRK-12 Project: CAREER: Proof in Secondary Classrooms: Decomposing a Central Mathematical Practice (PI: Michelle Cirillo)

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Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Delaware
Finalizing dissertation about lesson study on mathematical modeling for secondary teachers; working on DRK-12 project (#1453493).
Research Interests: Improving professional development for secondary teachers | Teaching mathematical modeling at the secondary level

Josie Melton





            
       

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Cohort: 2017-18
Organization: Western Washington University (WWU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Model of Research-Based Education for Teachers (PI: Daniel Hanley)

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Current Position: Senior Instructor & Research Associate, Western Washington University
Teaching elementary science methods courses and supervising elementary and middle level science practica; working as a research associate on a DRK12 project (#1813254) to examine and gather initial validity evidence for assessments designed to measure and build K-5 science teachers’ CKT about matter and its interactions in teacher education settings.
Research Interests: Incorporating nature-based experiences in science curricula and understanding how those experiences affect teachers and students

Jen Tennison





            
       

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Cohort: 2017-18
Organization: Saint Louis University (SLU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Perceptual and Implementation Strategies for Knowledge Acquisition of Digital Tactile Graphics for Blind and Visually Impaired Students (Collaborative Research: Gorlewicz) (PI: Jenna Gorlewicz)

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Current Position: Doctoral Student, Saint Louis University
Making commercially available technology more accessible to non-traditional students; improving the use of touchscreen tablets for individuals with blindness or a visual impairment (BVI); using multimodal feedback, such as sound and haptics, to help BVI students understand and use graphics on touchscreens.
Research Interests: Haptics | Technology | Universal design | Accessibility | Education | Non-traditional learning

Brianna Tomlinson





            
       

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Cohort: 2017-18
Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Sonified Interactive Simulations for Accessible Middle School STEM (PI: Emily Moore)

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Current Position: PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Finishing her dissertation work; completing a direct comparison between 4 different versions on an interactive simulation - comparing two default and sonification-enhanced simulations for 2 interface types (pc, virtual reality) and evaluating the differences using BUZZ, learning (pre/post-test), and varying measures of engagement (science and math anxiety, interest, and affect); finishing collaborative work on a NSF DRK-12 grant, "Sonified Interactive Simulations for Accessible Middle School STEM" with the PhET Interactive Simulations group.
Research Interests: The use of sound as an alternative presentation method to convey information to students in engaging, interactive learning experiences | Utilizing sonification (nonspeech audio) to create multimodal learning tools | Alternative presentation methods to support inclusive presentation for students with impairments who do not have access to most interactive learning experiences | Understanding the impact of audio on learning and the impact of sonification on simulations: how do they engage students? how can they present alternative interaction and data interpretation? what are good measures for evaluating them? 

Courtney P Benjamin





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2018-19
Organization: Washington State University
Associated DRK-12 Project: (PI: )

NOW...

Current Position: PhD Candidate, Washington State Unviersity
Analyzing sociocultural aspects of STEM environments in efforts to broaden participation.
Research Interests: Every permutation of equity + opportunity + engagement in STEM, including but not limited to research with and for youth, family, gender, race, edtech, teaching, learning, culture, pedagogy, and relations of power that undergird all

James Peter Bywater





            
       

Carlson Coogler





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2018-19
Organization: University of Alabama (UA)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Research on the Utility of Abstraction as a Guiding Principle for Learning about the Nature of Models in Science Education (PI: Daniel Capps)

NOW...

Current Position: PhD Student and Research Assistant, University of Alabama
Collaborating with teachers to design transdisciplinary environmental science and language arts curriculum; researching modeling education in secondary science classrooms as part of DRK-12 team.
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary STEM and humanities curriculum | Language use in science instruction | Environmental literacy and activism education

Christa Haverly





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2018-19
Organization: Michigan State University (MSU)
Associated DRK-12 Project: Developing A Discourse Observation Tool and Online Professional Development to Promote Science, Oral Language and Literacy Development from the Start of School (PI: Tanya Wright)

NOW...

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
Working with James Spillane, Don Peurach, and Betsy Davis on an elementary science education policy NSF-funded project which is investigating the resources and organizational structures that are successfully supporting a few case studies of school districts across the country in implementing elementary science education reform.
Research Interests: The intersections of science education, elementary education, teacher education, and equity | Elementary teacher practices, as well as policy and organizational structures, that are responsive to students' sense-making as well as their cultural repertoires of practice/racialized identities/etc.

Wenmin Zhao





            
       

THEN...

Cohort: 2018-19
Organization: University of Missouri-Columbia
Associated DRK-12 Project: Examining Relationships Between Flipped Instruction and Students' Learning of Mathematics (PI: Zandra de Araujo)

NOW...

Current Position: Doctoral Candidate, University of Missouri-Columbia
Working with Drs. Zandra de Araujo and Samuel Otten on the DR K-12 Project Flipped Math Study (DRL-1721025) to investigate the relationships among various implementations of flipped instruction and student learning; working with Dr. Corey Webel on an NSF-Funded project (DRL-1414438) to examine teaching practice of elementary teachers with mathematics specialist certification.
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling | Classroom discourse | Teacher preparation