Project Team

Project EDDIE is comprised of three initiatives. Click the buttons below to navigate to people who are involved in coordinating each Project EDDIE initiative.

Earth & Ecosystems Environmental Data Macrosystems

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People - Earth and Ecosystems

Catherine O'Reilly (Pi/PD)

Illinois State University
Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Professor

Catherine is the Lead PI on Project EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems. She leads the development of new Project EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems modules, conducts the revision of existing modules, and helps coordinate Project EDDIE workshops.


Cailin Huyck Orr (Co-Pi/PD)

SERC Carleton College
Assistant Director Program Management

Cailin is the SERC project lead (and is on leave from the project in 2021). She has worked closely with the Project EDDIE team to coordinate Project EDDIE's extensive professional development program.


Thomas Meixner (Co-Pi/PD)

University of Arizona
Dept of Hydrology and Water Resources
Professor

Tom coordinates the development of hydrology modules, assists with workshop coordination and helps assess student learning.


Dax Soule (Co-Pi/PD)

Queens College - CUNY
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor

Dax coordinates the development of environment and Earth science modules. He also assists with workshop coordination and assessment of student learning. Dax also develops and assesses statistical vignettes that accompany Project EDDIE modules.


Ellen Iverson

SERC Carleton College
Evaluation Director

Ellen is the project internal evaluator. She will lead community needs assessment, research on social network analyses, attitudinal change, relationship to engagement, and community building.


Rebekka Darner (Co-Pi/PD)

Illinois State University
Associate Professor

Rebekka is leading the project research effort. Working with partners, she will develop instrument to assess pedagogical orientation of faculty associated with the project.


Brittany Ciancarelli

University of Arizona
Program Manager & Advisor

Brittany is leading a group of instructors in a study to assess how effective the Climate Change Project EDDIE module is when used in online teaching. This study involves teaching this module in the asynchronous online modality at multiple universities in the USA, as well as to multiple levels of students in various majors (both science-related and non-science related). In addition, the group is also developing resources and best practices for instructors to adapt EDDIE modules to be taught in both the synchronous and asynchronous online modality.


Sarah Fortner

SERC Carleton College
Science Education Associate

Sarah is managing module development and webinars for Project EDDIE while Cailin is on leave. Sarah supports curriculum development and the professional development that include webinars highlighting the Project EDDIE community and materials. Sarah is committed to engaging students in real world data and building partnerships.


Kristin O'Connell

SERC Carleton College
Evaluation and Education Specialist

Kristin works with the internal evaluation of Project EDDIE, helping design and analyze formative and summative evaluation data around the project process and outcomes.


Monica Bruckner

SERC Carleton College
Science Education and Evaluation Associate

Monica is the project specialist from SERC. She coordinates the public-facing materials and the professional development series. She also publishes the developed modules and participates in project management.


External Evaluator

Susan Eriksson

Susan Eriksson from Eriksson Assoc. serves as the project external program evaluator.


Project Partners



People - Environmental Data

Rebekka Darner

Illinois State University
School of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor


Cayelan Carey

Virginia Tech
Department of Biology
Assistant Professor


Catherine O'Reilly

Illinois State University
Department of Geography-Geology
Assistant Professor


Nick Bader

Whitman College
Geology Department
Assistant Professor


Dax Soule

CUNY Queens College
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Lecturer


Janet Stomberg, M.S.

Red Rocks Community College (Lakewood, CO)
LSAMP Navigator, Metro Denver STEM Alliance


Jennifer Klug

Fairfield University, CT
Department of Biology
Associate Professor


David Richardson

SUNY New Paltz
Department of Biology
Assistant Professor


Devin Castendyk

University of Colorado, Boulder
Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research
Research Affiliate


Thomas Meixner

University of Arizona
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
Professor


Lucas Nave

National Soil Carbon Network and Research Fellow
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Change
University of Michigan Biological Station


William Hunter

Illinois State University
The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST), Director
Department of Chemistry, Professor


Kathleen Weathers

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Senior Scientist
Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), Co-Chair of the Steering Committee
National Atmospheric Deposition Program, Chair of the Executive Committee


Todd Eddy

Illinois State University
The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST)
Grant Financial Assistance


Project Partners






People - Macrosystems

If you have any questions regarding a module or the Macrosystems EDDIE program, please reach out to us at MacrosystemsEDDIE@gmail.com.


Cayelan Carey

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech

✉: cayelan@vt.edu


Tadhg Moore

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech

✉: tadhgm@vt.edu


Quinn Thomas

Associate Professor
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Virginia Tech

✉: rqthomas@vt.edu


Alexandria Hounshell

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech

✉: alexgh@vt.edu


Whitney Woelmer

PhD Student
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech

✉: wwoelmer@vt.edu


Kaitlin Farrell

Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2019)
Department of Biological Sciences

Virginia Tech

Current email ✉: kfarrell@uga.edu

Additional support for module script development has been provided by members of the GRAPLEr Team