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. Jane Larson joined BSCS as a Science Educator in 2007. At BSCS she focuses primarily on external evaluation of educational programs....

Stacey C. Luce joined BSCS as a Production Specialist in April 2002. Her main responsibilities are proofreading, editing, requesting...

Jeff Markle joined BSCS in January 2012. As a member of the Science Exchange, Jeff’s primary responsibilities include social media updates, market research...

Molly McGarrigle Stuhlsatz joined BSCS as a Research Assistant in January 2003. She has conducted a number of evaluation projects and is...

Chris Moraine joined BSCS as a Production Specialist in July 2010. In this role, he brings his background in digital media to produce...

Justine Newell joined BSCS as a Research Assistant in March 2010, with the primary responsibility of supporting the Science Teachers...

Aleigh Raffelson joined BSCS as a Marketing and Development Assistant in October 2001 and currently serves as Executive Office...

Dr. Kathleen Roth joined BSCS as a Director of the Center for Professional Development in 2009. In her current role as Senior Science...

Susan Rust joined BSCS as a Writer/Editor with The SCI Center in September 2000. She served as Communications Manager and Director of Web...

Kerry Skaradzinski joined BSCS in 2012 as a Project Coordinator. Before coming to BSCS she worked as a teacher in Charlotte, NC, where she...