PhysTEC Leads

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), in collaboration with STEP UP, has created a joint effort funded by the Moore Foundation to benefit pre- and in-service teachers, the universities that prepare them, and the students they teach.

While PhysTEC supports programs that prepare high quality physics teachers, STEP UP’s community of physics teachers, researchers, and professional societies designs high school physics lessons to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college.

This collaboration will provide your pre-service teachers with evidence-based lessons they can use when they enter the classroom, and serve as a way for you to retain an alumni network that will support both alumni engagement and your future teacher recruitment efforts.

New York City Regional Hub — Stony Brook University

  • Ghada Nehmeh

    Ghada Nehmeh
    The Bronx HS of Science
    Stony Brook University
    Math for America
    Email Ghada Nehmeh

  • Tamia Williams

    Tamia Williams
    The Bronx HS of Science
    Math for America
    Email Tamia Williams

  • Robert Krakehl

    Robert Krakehl
    Manhasset Secondary School, Stony Brook University (Institute for STEM Education), PoLS-T Network, New York State Master Teacher Program
    Email Robert Krakehl

  • Angela Kelly

    Angela Kelly
    Stony Brook University (Institute for STEM Education and Department of Physics & Astronomy)
    Email Angela Kelly

Chicago Regional Hub — Loyola University Chicago

Los Angeles Regional Hub — USC and CSU Northridge

  • Fredrick Freking

    Frederick Freking
    University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
    Email Frederick Freking

  • Scott MacDonald

    Scott Macdonald - PhysTEC Lead - USC
    University of Southern California, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Email Scott Macdonald

  • Debi Prasad Choudhary
    California State University Northridge, Michael D. Eisner College of Education

  • Brian Foley
    California State University Northridge, Michael D. Eisner College of Education
    Email Brian Foley

  • Norman Herr

    Norman Herr
    California State University Northridge, Michael D. Eisner College of Education
    Email Norman Herr