Assembly Planning Committee

The following leaders have demonstrated their commitment to transformation of STEM curriculum through their ongoing participation in PKAL and leadership at their home institutions. PKAL relies on this pool of experts to shape and grow our vision for STEM education in the 21st century.

Samuel A. Abrash
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Richmond

Edward D. Aebischer
Program Manager
Public Relations and Communications
SECME, Inc.

Nkechi Agwu
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College

Charles Allen
Professor of Mathematics
Drury University

Janet Andersen
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics
Hope College

Ramesh D. Arasasingham
Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine

P. Michele Arduengo
Editor, Cell Notes and Neural Notes
Technical Writing
Promega Corporation

Suzanne Baker
Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Psychology
James Madison University

Carol Bender
Director, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
University of Arizona

James M. Berkson
Assistant Professor
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
College of Natural Resources
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mark T. Bernius
Senior Technical Leader
Materials Science R&D
The Dow Chemical Company

David E. Blockstein
Senior Scientist
National Council for Science and the Environment

Charles L. Borders, Jr.
Professor of Chemistry, Retired
Department of Chemistry
College of Wooster

Sandra T. Bowden
Professor of Biology
Agnes Scott College

Peter Bower
Senior Lecturer
Department of Environmental Sciences
Barnard College

Elizabeth S. Boylan
Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Office of the Provost
Barnard College

Sylvia T. Bozeman
Associate Provost for Science and Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics
Spelman College

Thomas Brady
Dean, College of Science
University of Texas at El Paso

Sadie Bragg
Senior Vice President
Office of Academic Affairs
CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College

David F. Brakke
Dean
College of Science and Mathematics
James Madison University

Nancy M. Butler
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Bruce Callen
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
Drury University

A. Malcolm Campbell
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
Davidson College

Eileen M. Cashman
Assistant Professor
Environmental Resources Engineering
Humboldt State University

Anna G. Cavinato
Chair, Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Eastern Oregon University

Katayoun Chamany
Director of Science Studies, Technology and Society
Department of Mind, Nature and Value
Eugene Lang College of the New School University

Susan B. Chaplin
Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
University of St. Thomas

Peter C. Chen
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Spelman College

Daryl Chubin
Senior Vice President of Policy and Research
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

Jason A. Cody
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Lake Forest College

William F. Collins, III
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Director of Undergraduate Biology
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
SUNY - Stony Brook

Mary L. Crowe
Associate Professor of Biology
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Coastal Carolina University

Thomas E. Dasher
Vice President
Provost
Berry College

Elizabeth Davis
Assistant Professor of Education
School of Education
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Christopher G. De Pree
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Agnes Scott College

Donald G. Deeds
Professor of Biology
Drury University

Yiwei Deng
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Natural Sciences
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Patricia Ann deWinstanley
Associate Professor of Psychology
Oberlin College

Mauri A. Ditzler
Dean of College
Wabash College

Howard Drossman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Environmental Science Program Director
The Colorado College

John W. Emert
Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ball State University

Elizabeth S. Ericson, FAIA
Principal
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

Susan C. Eriksson
Associate Dean for Science and Math Education
Associate Professor of Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Terence G. Favero
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Portland

Leonard W. Fine
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University

Norman L. Fortenberry
Director
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education
National Academy of Engineering

Tanya Furman
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University University Park

Gary A. Gabriele
Vice Provost for Administration and
Dean of Undergraduate Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James M. Gentile
Dean for the Natural Sciences
Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Biology
Hope College

Esther J. Gibbs
Professor of Chemistry
Goucher College

John Alan Goodwin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Coastal Carolina University

Daniel L. Goroff
Professor of the Practice of Mathematics
Harvard University

David K. Gosser, Jr.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
CUNY-City College of New York

Richard Green
Chairman and President
The Stubbins Associates, Inc.

Thomas C. Greene
Gaines Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
St. Lawrence University

Paul Grobstein
Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Bryn Mawr College

Gerald L. Hanley
Program Manager, MERLOT
Professor of Psychology
California State University-Long Beach

David M. Hanson
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Chair of Learning Communities Program
SUNY - Stony Brook

Lilia Cuesta Harvey
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Agnes Scott College

Richard Hazlett
Chair, Department of Geology
Pomona College

Jack G. Hehn
Director of Education
American Institute of Physics

Richard M. Heinz
Principal
Research Facilities Design

Kenneth Heller
Professor of Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota

Patricia Heller
Associate Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Minnesota

Lamont C. Hempel
Director, Center for Environmental Studies
University of Redlands

Ronald J. Henry
Provost
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Georgia State University

Rigoberto Hernandez
Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Paula R.L. Heron
Assistant Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
University of Washington

Laura L. Mays Hoopes
Professor of Biology & Microbiology
Pomona College

James H. Howard
Dean
College of Natural Resources and Sciences
Humboldt State University

Debra L. Hydorn
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics
Mary Washington College

Nan Jenks-Jay
Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning
Program in Environmental Studies
Middlebury College

Trace Jordan
Assistant Director
Morse Academic Plan
College of Arts and Sciences
New York University

Gretchen Kalonji
Kyocera Professor of Materials Science
University of Washington

David R. Kanis
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Chicago State University

Anthony Kelly
Professor
Graduate School of Education
George Mason University

Timothy Killeen
Director
National Center for Atmospheric Research
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Mary M. Kirchhoff
Assistant Director
Green Chemistry Institute
American Chemical Society

Robert A. Kolvoord
Associate Professor
Integrated Science & Technology
James Madison University

Kimberly Kostka
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Director, University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program
University of Wisconsin-Rock County

Jay B. Labov
Deputy Director
Center for Education
National Research Council

Lisa A. Lambert
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Program Director, Master's in Biology and Master's in Computational Science
Chatham College

Michael C. Lauber, AIA
Principal
Ellenzweig Associates, Inc.

Lisa B. Lewis
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Director of the Honors Institute
Albion College

Susan E. Lewis
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Director of Greene Field Station
Carroll College (WI)

Julie Carol Libarkin
Science Education Department
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard University

Robert L. Lichter
Executive Director
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Bernard L. Madison
Professor of Mathematics
University of Arkansas Main Campus

Cathryn A. Manduca
Director, Carleton Science Education Resource Center
Coordinator, DLESE Community Issues and Groups
Carleton College

Dennis W. Marks
Senior Associate for Networks
Project Kaleidoscope

Elizabeth F. McCormack
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
Bryn Mawr College

Richard McCray
George Gamow Distinguished Professor
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder

Ann P. McNeal
Professor of Physiology
School of Natural Science
Hampshire College

Robert E. Megginson
Deputy Director
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Natalie Mello
Director of Global Operations
Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Catherine Hurt Middlecamp
Distinguished Faculty Associate
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard S. Moog
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Franklin & Marshall College

Marlene Moore
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Biology
University of Portland

Alison Morrison-Shetlar
Director
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
Professor of Biology
University of Central Florida

Mary E. Morton
Associate Dean of the College
Associate Professor of Biology
Charles A. Dana Faculty Fellow
College of the Holy Cross

Scott Morton
Senior Estimator
Oscar Boldt Construction

Carol B. Muller
Founder and Executive Director
MentorNet
c/o College of Engineering
San Jose State University

George Nelson
SMATE-Director
Western Washington University

Gregor M. Novak
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
United States Air Force Academy

Karen K. Oates
Professor of Integrative Studies and Biochemist
New Century College
AAC&U Senior Science Scholar
George Mason University

William Odell
Group Vice President
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.

David W. Oxtoby
President
Pomona College

Susan Palmer
Executive Director
Administrative Director of Five Colleges of Ohio
The Five Colleges of Ohio

James L. Pence
Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Pacific Lutheran University

Bryan Edward Penprase
Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Pomona College

James W. Perry
Campus Executive Officer/Dean
Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

Michael S. Pettersen
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
Washington and Jefferson College

Stephanie Pfirman
Professor and Chair
Environmental Science Department
Barnard College

Gregory S. Prince, Jr.
President
Hampshire College

Jose Quintans
Master and Associate Dean
Biological Sciences Collegiate Division
University of Chicago

Julio J. Ramirez
R. Stuart Dickson Professor
Department of Psychology
Davidson College

William H. Rauckhorst
Senior Associate to the Provost
Miami University

Edward F. Redish
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
University of Maryland College Park

C. Gary Reiness
Professor of Biology
Lewis and Clark College

Randall M. Richardson
Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Professor of Geosciences
University of Arizona

Karen C. Rose
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division-Psychology
Widener University

Robert J. Schaeffner, Jr.
Principal
Payette Associates

Michael J. Scott
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson
Chairperson
Department of Psychology
Morgan State University

J. B. Sharma
Professor of Physics
Division of Science
Gainesville College

Susan Singer
Professor of Biology
Carleton College

Ann Catherine Smith
Director, Undergraduate Programs
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland College Park

Dennison Smith
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
Neuroscience Program
Oberlin College

Michael R. Somin
Principal
Earl Walls Associates

David Statman
Professor
Departments of Chemistry & Physics
Allegheny College

Betty Hill Stewart
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Austin College

Maria V. Tahamont
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Rowan University

Louise Temple
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
Director, Biochemistry Program
Drew University

Jeffrey H. Tepper
Assistant Professor
Geology Department
University of Puget Sound

Rita A. Teutonico
Associate Professor
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
James Madison University

Roger E. Thibault
Associate Dean for Resources and Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
Bowling Green State University

Janice E. Thornton
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Biology
Oberlin College

Gordon E. Uno
Department Chair and David Ross Boyd Professor
Plant Reproductive Biology, Science Education
University of Oklahoma -- Norman Campus

Ignatios Vakalis
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Capital University

Itzick Vatnick
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Widener University

Paul E. Vorndam
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University-Pueblo

Charlene M. Waggoner
Lecturer
Center for Environmental Programs
Bowling Green State University

Mary M. Walczak
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
St. Olaf College

Nancy A. Wall
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Lawrence University

Tingxiu Wang
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Oakton Community College

Richard Warch
President
Lawrence University

Melvin R. Webb
Director of PRISM-D
Department of Biological Sciences
Clark Atlanta University

Marcus D. Webster
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
St. John's University

Dennis Weiss
Dean
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

F. Sheldon Wettack
Vice President & Dean of Faculty
Professor of Chemistry
Harvey Mudd College

Brian Whalen
Associate Dean & Director
Office of Global Education
Dickinson College

Donald L. Woodrow
United States Geological Survey

Daniel A. Wubah
Professor of Biology
Associate Dean
College of Science and Mathematics
James Madison University

Jessica R. Young
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Environmental Studies Program
Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Western State College

Robert T. Yuan
Professor
Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland College Park

Dorothy D. Zinsmeister
Senior Associate For Academic Affairs
Board of Regents
The University System of Georgia