Julie Gess-Newsome | Dean, Graduate School of Education

Dean, Graduate School of Education
Willamette University
Salem, Oregon

Julie Gess-Newsome, PhD, was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Education with Willamette University in June 2011. Previously, she was the Director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning with Northern Arizona University. Gess-Newsome has authored or co-authored several books about teaching science, including “Reforming Secondary Science Instruction,” which won a 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. She is a past-president of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), former editor of the Science Teacher Education section of Science Education, and a past board member for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Dr. Gess-Newsome joined the BSCS Board of Directors in 2010.