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).

Betty Stennett joined BSCS as a Curriculum Developer for BSCS Science: An Inquiry Approach in 2004. She has been involved in...

Renée Stephens joined BSCS as the Executive Assistant to the Associate Director in April 2004. She currently serves as HR Generalist &...

Marti Torres joined BSCS as a Staff Accountant in September 2009. Her responsibilities are the daily accounting of BSCS financial...

Richard Wenger joined BSCS as the Network Administrator in April 2001. He has also taken on the responsibilities of facilities manager....

Dr. Anne L. Westbrook joined BSCS as a Science Educator in 1999. Currently, she is the principal investigator for the Diabetes Education...

Dr. Chris Wilson joined BSCS as a Research Specialist in July 2007 and is currently a Science Educator. His ongoing research interests...