Category Archives: speaker

Bakia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.