Project Leadership

STEP UP for Women leadership at FIU on July 12-13, 2018

STEP UP Leadership at Florida International University, July 12-13, 2018 - Pictured: (back, l-r) Laird Kramer, Blake Head, Andres Torres, Nicole Cook, Michelle Layana, Bree Barnett Dreyfuss, Kristin Cotton, Geoff Potvin, Ted Hodapp, Dan Kophazi; (middle, l-r) Kathryne Sparks Woodle, Cindy Caldwell, Hemeng Cheng, Susie Cohen, Rebecca Vieyra, Krystina Williamson, Lisa Giles, Kristin Holz, John Metzler, Justin Fournier; (front, l-r) Zahra Hazari, Camila Monsalve, Raina Khatri, Robynne Lock, Catherine Garland, Angela Estacion, Fran Poodry, Kevin Dwyer, Alma Robinson

Project Management Team

Florida International University

  • Zahra Hazari, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning and the STEM Transformation Institute (Principal Investigator)
  • Laird Kramer, Professor in the Department of Physics and Director of the STEM Transformation Institute
  • Geoff Potvin, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and the STEM Transformation Institute
  • Raina Khatri, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the STEM Transformation Institute
  • Graduate Students: Ben Archibeque, Hemeng Cheng, Susie Cohen, Blake Head

American Association of Physics Teachers

  • Beth Cunningham, Executive Officer
  • Rebecca Vieyra, K-12 Program Manager

WestEd (External Evaluators)

  • Cindy Caldwell, South Florida Program Coordinator
  • Angela Estacion, Senior Research Associate
  • Joseph L. McCrary, Senior Research Associate

American Physical Society

  • Theodore Hodapp, Director of Project Development and Senior Advisor to the Education and Diversity Department
  • Anne Kornahrens, STEP UP Project Manager

Texas A&M University-Commerce

  • Robynne Lock, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Undergraduate Students: Trever Bench, Allan Teer, Keely Scott

High School Physics Master Teachers

U.S. map showing location of Master teachers

Master Teacher Advisors & Consultants

  • Bree Barnett Dreyfuss, High School Physics Teacher at Amador Valley High School in California
  • Nicole Cook, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning and the STEM Transformation Institute, and Master Teacher with FIUTeach
  • Kelli Gamez Warble, Teacher in Residence at Arizona State University
  • Ingelise Giles, Assistant Professor in the STEM Transformation Institute at FIU and Master Teacher with FIUTeach
  • Justine Boecker Harren, High School Physics Teacher at Fridley High School in Minnesota

National Advisory Board

  • Eric Brewe, Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education at Drexel University
  • Heidi Carlone, Professor of Science Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Eugenia Etkina, Professor in the Department of Learning & Teaching at Rutgers University
  • Catherine Garland, Science and Engineering Teacher and Math for America Early Career Teacher at Uncommon Charter High School
  • Vivian Incera, Professor of Physics, Dean of Science and Technology, CUNY/College of Staten Island
  • Rachel Ivie, Director of the Statistical Research Center (SRC) at the American Institute of Physics
  • Stamatis Vokos, Professor of Physics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1720810, 1720869, 1720917, and 1721021. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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