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Board of Directors

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Philip Bell

Philip Bell is a professor of the Learning Sciences & Human Development and holds the Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences.
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Rodolfo Dirzo

Rodolfo Dirzo, Ph.D., is a Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
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Ellen Ebert

Vice Chair
Dr. Ellen Ebert is the Director of Secondary Education Content and Science in the Secondary Education and Pathway Preparation Division at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia, Washington.
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Erin Marie Furtak

Erin Marie Furtak, Ph.D., is Professor of STEM Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Louis M. Gomez

Louis M. Gomez, Ph.D., Professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
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H. Craig Heller

H. Craig Heller, Ph.D., is a Lorry Lokey/Business Wire Professor of Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University.
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José Felipe Martínez Fernández

José Felipe Martínez Fernández, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Social Research Methodology Division Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Jill Prather-Cowart

Jill Prather-Cowart, M.Ed., currently serves as Chief Content Officer at Bloomboard, Inc.
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Nathan Root

Nate Root is Head of Product Management at Zurich North America.
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Jeffrey Rozelle

Jeffrey Rozelle, Ph.D., currently serves as the CEO and President at the Knowles Teacher Initiative.
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Dennis Schatz

Dennis Schatz is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington.
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Heidi Schweingruber

Heidi Schweingruber, Ph.D., currently serves as Director of the Board on Science Education.
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Stephen Traphagen

Stephen Traphagen, M.S., M.Ed., is a biology and AP biology teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, and a Senior Fellow with the Knowles Teacher initiative.
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Bill Warren

Bill Warren currently serves as the Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism.

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Emeritus Board Members

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Bruce Alberts

Bruce Alberts, Ph.D., holds the Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as the president of the National Academy of Sciences.

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