Dr. Todd Campbell, PI, Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Connecticut oversees development of all facets of the project including curriculum development, professional development, and research. His research focuses on factors influencing current reform in science education. This is supported by investigating science teacher professional development, scientific inquiry/modeling instructional practices and science/technology integration. He has published in numerous journals including the International Journal of Science Education,Research in Science Education,Journal of Science Teacher Education, and Journal of Science Education and Technology. Homepage
Dr.Shiang-Kwei Wang, PI, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology coordinates and directs the project at the NYIT site, provides oversight of the selection and coordination of cyber-enabled resources, oversees graduate students charged with data collection at NYIT site, and collaborates with the PI to synthesize research outcomes for the project. Dr. Wang brings a strong background in integrating technology in science instruction with a cognitive tools approach to the project. HomePage
Dr. Daniel Coster, Co-PI, Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at USU has research expertise in 1) study design and data analysis and the application of statistical methodology in a variety of disciplines, 2) survey instrument design and evaluation, and 3) analysis of data from both quantitative and qualitative surveys. Dr. Coster has participated as Co-PI or statistical consultant on multiple funded grants and publications from these research activities. Dr. Coster will oversee the research design and all quantitative analyses for the project, specifically analyses appropriate for each research hypothesis, and the generation of numerical, tabular, and graphical results and their interpretation in terms of research goals.
Dr.Hsu-Yin Hsu, Co-PI, Associate Professor of Teacher Education collaborates with the PI to coordinate and direct the project at the NYIT site, provides oversight of the selection and coordination of cyber-enabled resources, oversees graduate students charged with data collection at NYIT site, and collaborates with the PI to synthesize research outcomes for the project. Dr. Hsu bring expertise in increasing literacy through ICT instructional integration. HomePage
Mr. Max Longhurst is the USU School of Teacher Education and Leadership Outreach Director and Education Specialist. Currently instructs Science methods courses for the School of TEAL and conducts research on professional learning for educators. Over the past 10 years he has been a key provider of professional learning across Utah. He will serve as the PD director and coordinator for the Utah site.
Dr. Brett E. Shelton, Co-PI, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. He brings expertise in educational technology development, technology adoption, and qualitative research to the project. He will conduct and oversee all qualitative research components of the project and coordinate the selection and dissemination, and accessibility of all cyber-enabled resources.
Dr. Paul Wolf, Co-PI, Professor. of Biology at USU, brings expertise researching comparative genomics and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in genetics and genomics. Dr. Wolf has developed inquiry-based genetics lab exercises that exploit web-based tools for students to address questions in genetics and genomics. Homepage