Meet the BSCS leadership


Management

Daniel C. Edelson, Executive Director

Executive Director Daniel Edelson joined BSCS as Executive Director and President in January 2015. He brings significant experience as a curriculum and educational software developer, educational…

Jody Bintz

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships & Professional Learning Jody Bintz , MA, serves as Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Professional Learning with BSCS Science Learning. She…

Sue Kowalski

Division Director, Research Senior Research Scientist Dr. Sue Kowalski joined BSCS as a Science Educator in May 2007. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for two NSF-funded research and…

Lindsey Mohan

Research Scientist Division Director, Instructional Materials Development Dr. Lindsey Mohan joined BSCS as a Research Scientist in May 2017. Her expertise is in instructional materials design and…

Lauren Novo

Director of Communications & Advancement Lauren Novo joined BSCS as the Director of Communications & Advancement in August 2017. With nearly a decade of communications agency experience, she has…

Aleigh Raffelson

Executive Office Manager & Assistant to the Executive Director Aleigh Raffelson joined BSCS as a Marketing and Development Assistant in October 2001 and currently serves as Executive Office Manager…

Rob Smariga

Director of Operations and Finance Rob Smariga joined BSCS in March 2019 as Director of Operations & Finance. He provides management oversight for the corporate IT, HR, accounting, payroll…

Chris Wilson

Senior Research Scientist Christopher Wilson , PhD is Director of the Research Division and a Senior Research Scientist at BSCS Science Learning. He joined BSCS in 2007 from the Center for Curriculum…

Board of Directors

Richard A. Cardullo, Chair

Howard H Hays Chair, University Honors Interim Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Education Professor University of California Riverside   Richard A. Cardullo , Ph.D., is currently…

Stephen Traphagen, Vice Chair

High School Biology & AP Biology Teacher Oak Park and River Forest High School   Stephen Traphagen , M.S., M.Ed., is a biology and AP biology teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak…

Philip Bell

Professor Learning Sciences & Human Development   Philip Bell is a professor of the Learning Sciences & Human Development and holds the Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences. He is executive…

Hilda Borko

Professor Stanford Graduate School of Education   Hilda Borko , Ph.D., is a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education. Her research explores teacher cognition and the process of…

Rodolfo Dirzo

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

Alexandra Fuentes

STEAM Integration Program Manager Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Alexandra Fuentes is the STEAM Integration Program Manager in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. She began her career teaching in…

Nicole Gillespie

Executive Director Knowles Science Teaching Foundation   Nicole Gillespie , Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) in Moorestown, New Jersey. Prior to…

Larry Gold

Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of Colorado Boulder   Founder and Chairman SomaLogic   Larry Gold , Ph.D., is Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental…

Louis M. Gomez

Professor of Education UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Louis M. Gomez , Ph.D., Professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of…

H. Craig Heller

Professor Stanford Department of Biology H. Craig Heller , Ph.D., is a Lorry Lokey/Business Wire Professor of Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Heller’s research focus…

Nathan Root

Nate Root started his career as a property & casualty actuary in Chicago and achieved his designation of Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. After spending over 20 years in the commercial…

Dennis Schatz

Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs Pacific Science Center   Dennis Schatz is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, where he has…