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. Brooke Bourdélat-Parks joined BSCS as a Science Educator in August 2007. Currently, she is working on a project to develop...

Dr. April Gardner joined BSCS as a Science Educator in February 2001. April is currently project lead for Project PRIME. This project is...

Dr. Steve Getty joined BSCS as a Science Educator in November 2001. He works with a variety of BSCS projects in curriculum, research and...

Ann Grumann joined BSCS as a Staff Accountant in May 2010. Her responsibilities are the daily accounting of BSCS...

Dr. Elaine V. Howes joined BSCS as a Science Educator in July of 2010. Since that time, she has worked with colleagues on Toward High...

Connie Hvidsten joined BSCS as a Science Educator in January 2011. She is currently a professional development leader in Science Teachers...

Christina joined BSCS in 2012 as a Project Coordinator with the Science Exchange. She has extensive prior experience as a project...

Dr. Sue Kowalski joined BSCS as a Science Educator in May 2007. She is currently the PI for an NSF-funded research and development project...

Dr. Rebecca Kruse joined BSCS as a Science Educator in September 2008. She has worked on a variety of curriculum, professional development...

Dr. Nancy M. Landes joined BSCS as a curriculum developer in 1983 and currently serves as Senior Science Educator. Since joining BSCS,...