2019 SENCER Summer Institute Faculty

Seeking high-quality professional development opportunities for improving STEM learning and advancing civic agency and understanding in your students?  The 2019 SENCER Summer Institute, at Case Western Reserve U. August 1-4,  will feature a distinguished group of experienced educators who will offer sessions, workshops, and consultations. More information HERE

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Invited Institute Faculty and Workshop Leaders:

  • Katayoun Chamany, Mohn Family Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Professor, Biology; Chair, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The New School; SENCER Leadership Fellow and recipient of William E. Bennett Award for Citizen Science; SENCER Model Author: STEM Cells and Social Justice
  • David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Provost’s Scholar for Diversity and Innovation, Stony Brook University; SENCER Leadership Fellow
  • Theo Koupelis, Dean, Academic Affairs and STEM/Math Pathway, Broward College. SENCER Leadership Fellow, SENCER Model Author: Science, Society, and Global Catastrophes
  • Karen Oates, Partner, Success For Higher Education, Professor and (Past) Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Co-PI of SENCER; Co-Recipient, Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education (2008)
  • Sherryl Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology and Global Health, Duke University; Founder Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research, Kenya; SENCER Leadership Fellow and recipient of William E. Bennett Award; SENCER Model Author: AIDS Research: Global Understanding and Engagement
  • Marsha Semmel, Marsha Semmel Consulting, Senior Advisor for SENCER-Informal Science; Author, Partnership Power: Essential Museum Strategies for Today’s Networked World
  • Jay Labov, Former Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, former chair, AAAS Education Section and current member AAAS Education Council’s Education Committee; SENCER Leadership Fellow
  • Amy Shachter, Partner, Success for Higher Education; Senior Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs, Santa Clara University; SENCER Leadership Fellow and Co-Director, SENCER Center for Innovation-West; SENCER Model Author: Chemistry and the Environment
  • Kathleen Browne, Chair, Department of Geological, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Rider University; Co-Director, SENCER Mid-Atlantic Center of Innovation.
  • Missy Holzer,  Earth & Space Science, Physical Geography, AP Environmental Science at Chatham High School, NJ.
  • Jessica Monaghan, Supervisor of Science K-12, New Brunswick Public Schools
  • Kurt R. Rhoads, Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering Leadership & Professional Practice, Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • Glenn Odenbrett, SENCER Senior Fellow, Project Director, NCSCE’s Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network (GLISTEN). 
  • Bob Franco, Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness, Professor, Pacific Anthropology, Kapi’olani Community College; SENCER Leadership Fellow.
  • Richard Duschl, Executive Director, Caruth Institute for Engineering Education, former Director, NSF Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings


SENCER and Engineering Education

SENCER and SENCER-related approaches are impacting engineering curricula and learning environments. SSI 2019 will feature a track (series of presentations) on “SENCER and Engineering Education.” Some of the themes of the presentations are the following: Engineering and the Liberal Arts, Vertically-Integrated Projects (theme-based, student-faculty research teams that run continually), Project-Based and Globally-Engaged Experiences in Engineering, Engineering and Technology in K-12 Education, Academia-Industry Collaborations on Science and Engineering for Social Good, and Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering. All presentations will be aimed at a broad audience.

Muti-Session Symposium on Assessment Strategies for Science and Civic Engagement featuring:

  • Linden Higgins, Education for Critical Thinking, LLC (Chair)
  • Matt Fisher, Professor of Chemistry, St. Vincent’s College; Co-Editor, Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal; SENCER Senior Fellow and recipient William E. Bennett Award; Carnegie SoTL Scholar; Fellow, American Chemical Society.
  • Davida Smyth, Associate Professor Biology, The New School; SENCER Senior Leadership Fellow.
  • Catherine Duckett, Associate Dean, School of Science, Monmouth University.
  • Yao Hill, Assessment Specialist, University of Hawaii-Manoa; Evaluator, NCSCE’s Transcending Barriers to Success: Connecting Indigenous and Western Knowledge












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