Director of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE).

Research & Service

Research interests include computational thinking in K-12 education, integration of new digital technologies in K-12 STEM classrooms, and expanding access and success in K-12 mathematics through computational thinking approaches.


Other Personnel, Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching & Learning (EnLiST), National Science Foundation, 2009 - 2014

Senior Personnel, Mathematics Science Partnership: Sense-Making in Science and Mathematics, Illinois State Board of Education, 2007 - 2012

Advisor, The Illinois Critical Technologies Partnership, Illinois State Board of Education, 2007 - 2009

Co-Principal Investigator, Achievement Improving Mathematics and Science (AIMS): A Partnership to Impact MST Teaching and Learning in Illinois, Illinois State Board of Education, 2005 - 2008

Principal Investigator, Teaching Enhancement Activities in Math/Science (TEAMS), Illinois Board of Higher Education (Northeastern Illinois University), 2004 - 2007

Co-Principal Investigator, The TIMeS Project: A Technology Intensive Mathematics & Science Model for Improving Instruction in High Needs Schools, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 2003 - 2007

Co-Principal Investigator, Technology-Intensive Approaches to Help Teachers Reach ALL Students, SBC Ameritech, 2005 - 2005

Principal Investigator, DuPage Technology Research, Education, and Commercialization Center (TRECC), U.S. Navy (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), 2001 - 2005

Principal Investigator, SummerMath, Boeing Corporation, 2004 - 2004

Co-Principal Investigator, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundation, 2002 - 2004


Past- President and current Board Member, Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015 - 2018


Project Lead The Way (CI 499) Prerequisites for CI499 courses associated with PLTW include successful completion of one of the PLTW Summer Core Training Institute during the summer of 2017 (see for more information).

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Director, MSTE, Mathematics, Science & Tech Education



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