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Advisory Board

Gail Ashley
Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Director, Quaternary Studies Program
Rutgers University

David Burns
Executive Director, National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
Principal Investigator, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities

Andrew Goodliffe
Associate Professor of Geophysics
University of Alabama

Richard Gale
Founding Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Mount Royal University

Jack Hehn
Senior Fellow, American Association of Physics Teachers
(Retired) Director of Education, American Institute of Physics

Jack Hess
Executive Director
Geological Society of America

Mary Kirchoff
Director, Education Division
American Chemical Society

Jay Labov
Senior Advisor for Education and Communication
National Research Council's Center for Education

Michael Mayhew
Owner
Synoptic, LLC

Gene Pearson
Professor of Earth & Environmental Science
Secretary/Treasurer, National Assn of Geosciences Teachers

Joe Redish
Professor of Physics
University of Maryland, College Park

Rick Reis
Executive Director of the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing (AIM) and Co-Exeuctive Director of the Stanford Research Communication Program
Stanford University

John Snow
Dean Emeritus and Professor, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences
The University of Oklahoma
Director, Oklahoma Weather Center Programs

Susan S. Wood
Vice Chancellor, Academic Services and Research
Virginia Community College System

Pinar Yilmaz
External Project Collaboration
ExxonMobil Exploration Company


Advisory Board Role

The On the Cutting Edge professional development program is a major effort to create a synergistic set of workshops and on-line resources that serve geoscience faculty around the country. The program PIs have convened an Advisory Board in order to 1) provide a mechanism for a diverse group of leaders from geoscience, science education, professional societies, and on-line resource development to provide advice and guidance for program development, and 2) enable the program to both draw from and contribute to broader conversations regarding science education and on-line learning. In addition to overall advice on the design and development of the program, the Advisory Board will be particularly helpful in their ability to assist with recommendations for workshop topics, workshop design, website development, program management, additional leaders, and future sustainability. The PIs will carefully consider such advice, and will use it in making decisions about the program. Members of the Advisory Board can also serve the workshop series by providing input from the diverse communities with interests in geoscience education, and through their advocacy of the workshop series to these communities. While the Advisory Board has an important role to play in helping the PIs develop a strong, well- managed program suitable for future funding, they have no obligation to the National Science Foundation to provide reviews of any kind.

Members of the Advisory Board are selected to provide a wide range of experience and perspectives from the geoscience, education, professional societies, and on-line resource development communities. The Advisory Board will meet with the PIs annually and will engage in occasional electronic discussions. When appropriate, individual members may be consulted about specific issues related to their expertise and experience. Travel and on-site expenses will be covered for members of the Advisory Board for the annual meeting.