Information and Communications Technology Director, The School at Columbia University New York, New York
Don Buckley has been at the forefront of K–12 educational technology for nearly two decades. A founder of New York City Independent School Technologists (NYCIST) and long-time chair of New York Association of Independent School’s annual IT conference, he has taught students on two continents and created multimedia and Internet-based instructional systems for schools around the world.
Associate Exec. Director for Professional Programs and Conferences, National Science Teachers Assoc., Arlington, VA
Zipporah Miller, former K–12 science supervisor and STEM coordinator for the Prince George’s County (MD) Public School District, is NSTA’s associate executive director for professional programs and conferences.
Zipporah has overseen curriculum development and staff training for more than 150 district science coordinators. Her commitment to providing high-quality professional development and resources to science educators and administrators nationwide has made her a respected leader in the science community.
Professor of Science Education, University of Georgia, Athens
A former middle school teacher and a leader in middle school science education, Michael Padilla has served as president of the National Science Teachers Association and as a writer of the National Science Education Standards. Michael Padilla is professor of science education at the Clemson University.
As lead author of the Science Explorer series, Mike has inspired the team in developing a program that promotes student inquiry and meets the needs of today’s student.
Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Selected by NASA in May 1984, Dr. Thornton is a veteran of four space flights. She has logged over 975 hours in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity. As an author on the Scott Foresman Science Series, Dr. Thornton’s enthusiasm for science has inspired teachers around the globe. Dr. Thornton is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.
President of Authentic Education, Hopewell, New Jersey
Award-winning co-author (Wiggins and McTighe) on the highly successful curriculum textbook entitled Understanding by Design published by ASCD, Grant Wiggins is one of the most influential educational reformers today.
Grant consults with schools, districts and state education departments on a variety of reform matters; organizes conferences and workshops; and develops print materials and Web resources on curricular change. Grant Wiggins is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey.
Associate Professor in Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
An author on more than 50 scientific publications, Dr. Wysession was awarded the prestigious Packard Foundation Fellowship and Presidential Faculty Fellowship for his research in geophysics. Dr. Wysession is an expert on Earth's inner structure and has mapped various regions of the Earth using seismic tomography. Internationally known for his work in geoscience education and outreach, Dr. Wysession is an Associate Professor in Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Joseph Levine taught introductory biology, marine ecology, and neurobiology for six years at Boston College. Joe serves as a Science Advisor at WGBH where he worked on a variety of NOVA programs. Most recently he served as the editor for The Evolution Project. Joe and his family live in Concord, Massachusetts, a short distance from Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Joe’s workshops have long been very popular with teachers.
Biology Professor, Division of Medicine and Biology
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
Ken Miller is a Professor of Biology at Brown University in Providence, RI where he teaches courses in general and cell biology. Ken’s research specialty is the structure of biological membranes. Ken swim competitively in the masters’ swimming program and umpires high school and collegiate softball. Ken is a much sought after speaker for Prentice High and many Universities.
Biology Professor, Division of Medicine and Biology
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
Ed Waterman has taught chemistry, Advanced Placement chemistry, and organic and biochemistry since 1976 at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, CO. Ed conducts workshops for teachers on such topics as small-scale chemistry labs, AP chemistry, block scheduling, and the integration of technology into the chemistry classroom.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
Brian Woodfield is an associate professor of chemistry at Brigham Young University. Brian is the project director for the Virtual ChemLab project, a set of sophisticated and realistic simulations of high school chemistry classes. This project had been funded by the Department of Education through the Fund for the Improvement for Post Secondary Education.
Before becoming a physicist, Paul Hewitt was a commercial artist. He entered college at twenty-seven and received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Lowell Technological Institute. He earned a double master’s ddegree in physics and science education fro Utah State University. He has taught at City College of San Francisco and also at the Exploratorium. The American Association of Physics Teachers honored Professor Hewitt in 1982 with its Millikan award for outstanding teaching.
Professor of Health Education
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University New York, New York
John P. Allegrante, Ph.D., is the senior professor of health education at Teachers College and in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City. He is a past president and Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education in Washington, D.C.
Professor and Associate Department Head of Health & Kinesiology
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
B.E. Pruitt, Ed.D., is Professor of Health Education at Texas A & M University. He has served as executive director of the American Association for Health Education, and has been the editor of the American Journal of Health Education. He has received numerous professional honors, including two National Professional Service Awards and the “Scholar” Award from the American Association for Health Education.
Associate Dean, Founder and Professor of the Division of Practice
Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. is Associate Dean, Professor and founder of the Division of Practice at Harvard School of Public Health. As former Massachusetts Public Health Comissioner, she expanded HIV and substance abuse services. She is nationally recognized for her leadership in addressing violence as a public health problem and for her books Murder is No Accident and Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice.
Professor of Anatomy and Physiology
Holyoke Community College Holyoke, Massachusetts
Dr. Marieb began her teaching career at Springfield College where she taught anatomy and physiology to physical education majors. She then joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College in 1969 after receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1994 Dr. Marieb received the benefactors Award from the National Council for Resource Development. In May 2000, the science building at Holyoke Community College was named in her honor.
Professor of Chemistry
University of Nevada Reno, Nevada
LeMay attended Pacific Lutheran University and completed his bachelors of science degree in chemistry in 1962. He them obtained his Master of Science degree in 1964 and his Ph.D. in 1966. LeMay is a popular and effective teacher, who has taught thousands of students and won numerous university teaching awards during his more than thirty years of teaching. Not only did he co-author two college textbooks, LeMay is also the author of thirty research publications and review articles.
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois
Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1956. Since then he has been part of the faculty at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where his is Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. In 1972 he was awarded the American Chemical Society award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry, and received the American Chemical Society award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry in 1992. He has been elected a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Neil Campbell was the lead author of biology textbooks used each year by over 500,000 high-school and college students worldwide, including Biology, Biology: Concepts and Connections, and Essential Biology. He had thirty years of teaching experience in diverse environments including Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College. He was also a visiting Scholar in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.
Jane Reece has participated on every edition of BIOLOGY—first as an editor and contributor, then as an author. Her education includes an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University, an M.S. in Microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from UC Berkeley. Before migrating to California from the Northeast, she taught biology at Middlesex County College and Queensborough Community College. At UC Berkeley, and later as a postdoctoral fellow in genetics at Stanford University, her research focused on genetic recombination in bacteria.