Staff

BSCS currently employs 38 highly skilled and dedicated staff with a broad range of experiences. Dr. Janet Carlson is the Executive Director of BSCS. Pamela Van Scotter serves as Senior Associate Director, and Dr. Joseph Taylor serves as Director of Research & Development.

On an annual basis, BSCS science educators:

  • Contribute articles and professional papers to more than a dozen national publications;
  • Offer 65–70 presentations and sessions at regional, state, and national science education conferences;
  • Hold memberships to and affiliations with nationally recognized associations, including NSTA, NABT, AERA, NARST, ASTE, CAST, and NSDC;
  • Serve on grant review panels
  • Support the science education community by serving on numerous state, national, and international advisory boards and committees; and
  • Share their expertise in science disciplines and areas of emphasis, including biology, Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, elementary education, multidisciplinary science, professional development, educational leadership, research, and equity in science education.

The BSCS Senior Leadership Team is comprised of Janet Carlson, Robert Foulk, Paul Numedahl, Joseph Taylor, and Pamela Van Scotter (see bios below).

Dr. Janet Carlson is the Executive Director of BSCS. She oversees the three lines of research that define the work at BSCS. These lines...

Robert E. Foulk joined BSCS in October 2007 as Director of Operations. He also serves as corporate secretary/treasurer and oversees all...

Dr. Paul Numedahl joined BSCS as a Science Educator in spring 2008. He currently serves as Director of the BSCS Science Exchange. Prior to...

Dr. Joseph Taylor is Director of Research & Development at BSCS. He previously served as Director for the BSCS Center for Research and...

Pamela Van Scotter is Senior Associate Director at BSCS. She previously served as Director of the Center for Curriculum Development,...

Jon Adams joined BSCS as a Research/Division Assistant in January 2010. He has worked extensively in operations and administrative support...

Karen Askinas joined BSCS as a Research Assistant in November 2008. While at BSCS she has collected and compiled information from school...

Rhiannon Baxter joined BSCS as a Research Assistant in December 2006. Currently, she serves as Technology Manager and plays a key role in...

Jody Bintz joined BSCS as a Science Educator in June 2004. She is currently leading work with a number of school districts to develop...

Dr. Mark Bloom joined BSCS as a Science Educator in April 1999. At that time, he headed the revision team for the Teachers Resource Book...