published April 1, 2006

SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2006, Volume 5, Issue 6

Announcing the NCSCE and SENCER National Advisory Board


The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce our new National Advisory Board, which is composed of distinguished educators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Members of the Board will contribute their experience and wisdom to assess effectiveness, plan for the future, and explore strategies for promoting sustainability of Center and SENCER initiatives. Leaders who have accepted our invitation to membership on the National Advisory Board include:


The Honorable Tammy Baldwin was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2000. Her district includes two SENCER schools, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Beloit College. She has had a distinguished career in public service and was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the House.


John Bransford holds the James W. Mifflin University Professorship and is a Professor of Education at the University of Washington. He directs of the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center, a collaborative effort that involves faculty from several institutions. John is the author of How People Learn.


Norman Fortenberry is Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering. Prior to his involvement in CASEE, he was Division Director at the National Science Foundation and Executive Director of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.


Philip Glotzbach is President of Skidmore College. A philosopher, Dr. Glotzbach, was previously the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the University of Redlands and served as chair of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD).


Kristen Kulinowski is the Executive Director for Policy of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology and a faculty fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University. Kulinowski is the author of a SENCER model on Nanotechnology.


Ernest Levister is a physician, engineer and business leader. Dr. Levister served as a Medical Attaché for the United States, a medical examiner, and is a fellow of both the American College of Preventative Medicine and the American College of Physicians. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University.


Cecilia López is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois. Previously, Dr. López was the Associate Director of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.



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