NAGT Announces New Editor of the Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)

published Oct 2, 2017 12:00am

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Egger of Ellensburg, Washington, has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geoscience Education.

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and it serves as the only international forum for the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

After six years of exemplary service, outgoing JGE Editor Kristen St. John announced this spring that she would step down. David McConnell, Vice President of NAGT, led the search committee, who together recommended Dr. Egger following an extensive review process. Dr. Egger will assume responsibility for the journal in January, 2018.

Prior to her appointment as incoming Editor-in-Chief for JGE, Dr. Egger has served as President of the NAGT as well as chair of the association's Professional Development Planning Committee. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Egger brings to JGE previous experience as an author, editor, and co-project director for Visionlearning, where Dr. Egger developed peer-reviewed readings for learning about science in a way that focuses on how we know what we know, the data that support our scientific explanations, and the people behind the science. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Egger was a lecturer and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, where she won the 2011 School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Egger is currently Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and Science Education at Central Washington University, where she has also served as the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Egger's unflagging commitment to improving Earth literacy and science education, her extensive involvement in materials development for teachers, and her keen interest in integrating the process of science into teaching make her an outstanding choice for the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geoscience Education.