Transforming science education through research-driven innovation



Meet the BSCS leadership


Management

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Daniel C. Edelson

Executive Director and President
Daniel Edelson brings significant experience as a curriculum and educational software developer, educational researcher, and advocate for science and social studies education to his role as Executive Director and President of BSCS.
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Janet Ash

Director of Finance and Operations
Janet Ash joined BSCS as the Director of Finance and Operations in July 2022. In her role, Janet is responsible for the budget, accounting, and finance of BSCS as well as data management and process planning.
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Lauren Novo

Director of Communications and Advancement
Lauren Novo joined BSCS as the Director of Communications and Advancement in August 2017. With nearly a decade of communications agency experience, she has represented brands ranging from global tourism destinations and Fortune 500 companies to national sports brands and nonprofit organizations.
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Lindsey Mohan

Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Program Innovation, and Chair, Program Council
Dr. Lindsey Mohan joined BSCS as a Research Scientist in May 2017. Her expertise is in instructional materials design and earth and environmental science learning.
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Nancy Hopkins-Evans

Senior Science Educator and Associate Director for Program Impact; Acting Director, Equitable Impact
Nancy Hopkins-Evans joined BSCS Science Learning as the Associate Director for Program Impact in June of 2022. As a former college chemistry professor, she understands and cares deeply about students having exceptional learning experiences in science.
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Molly Stuhlsatz

Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director for People and Culture, and Chair, Advocates Council
Molly Stuhlsatz is a Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director for People and Culture, and Chair, Advocates Council. She has dedicated over 15 years to leading research and evaluation projects at the organization.
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Jody Bintz

Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, and Director, Professional Learning
Jody Bintz, MA, serves as Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, and Director, Professional Learning with BSCS Science Learning. She works primarily in the areas of leadership development and teacher professional learning.

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Program Council

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Lindsey Mohan

Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Program Innovation, and Chair, Program Council
Dr. Lindsey Mohan joined BSCS as a Research Scientist in May 2017. Her expertise is in instructional materials design and earth and environmental science learning.
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Nancy Hopkins-Evans

Senior Science Educator and Associate Director for Program Impact; Acting Director, Equitable Impact
Nancy Hopkins-Evans joined BSCS Science Learning as the Associate Director for Program Impact in June of 2022. As a former college chemistry professor, she understands and cares deeply about students having exceptional learning experiences in science.
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Jody Bintz

Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, and Director, Professional Learning
Jody Bintz, MA, serves as Senior Science Educator, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, and Director, Professional Learning with BSCS Science Learning. She works primarily in the areas of leadership development and teacher professional learning.
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Zoë Buck Bracey

Senior Science Educator and Director, Design for Social and Environmental Justice Outcomes
Dr. Zoe Buck Bracey is a research scientist and senior science educator who works across curriculum development, professional development and research at BSCS, with a focus on re-framing the endeavor of science education as a tool for equity and social justice.
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Jean Flanagan

Science Educator and Director, Resources for Science Teaching and Learning
Before joining BSCS, Jean served in a variety of roles within science education nonprofits. Before joining BSCS, Jean served in a variety of roles within science education nonprofits.
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Chris Wilson

Senior Research Scientist and Director, Research and Innovation
Christopher Wilson, PhD is Senior Research Scientist and Director, Research and Innovation at BSCS Science Learning. He joined BSCS in 2007 from the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science in the College of Education at Michigan State University, where he received his PhD in science education.

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Advocates Council

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Molly Stuhlsatz

Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director for People and Culture, and Chair, Advocates Council
Molly Stuhlsatz is a Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director for People and Culture, and Chair, Advocates Council. She has dedicated over 15 years to leading research and evaluation projects at the organization.
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Cynthia Gay

Senior Science Educator and Staff Advocate
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Susan Gomez Zwiep

Senior Science Educator and Staff Advocate
Dr. Susan Gomez Zwiep joined BSCS in 2020 as a Senior Science Educator. She began her career in science education as a middle school science teacher in Los Angeles, where she spent over 12 years working with English learners in urban schools.
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Becca Greer

Project Coordinator and Staff Advocate
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Cari F. Herrmann Abell

Senior Research Scientist and Staff Advocate
Cari's work focuses on the research and development of curriculum and assessment resources aligned to K-12 science learning goals.
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Sherry Hsi

Principal Scientist and Staff Advocate
For over 20 years, Sherry has brought her R&D leadership to the creative design and study of K-12 learners.
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Dennis Lee

Research Scientist and Staff Advocate
Dennis is interested in how biology students know what they know and why they believe it.
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Ashley Whitaker

Project Manager and Staff Advocate

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Board of Directors

Philip Bell

Philip Bell

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

Richard A. Cardullo

Chair
Richard A. Cardullo, Ph.D., is currently the Interim Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, the Howard H Hays Chair of University Honors, and a Professor of Biology at the University of California, Riverside.
Rodolfo Dirzo

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.

Ellen Ebert

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.
Alexandra Fuentes

Alexandra Fuentes

Alexandra Fuentes is the STEAM Integration Program Manager in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA.

Erin Marie Furtak

Erin Marie Furtak, PhD, is Professor of STEM Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former high school science teacher, Erin transitioned into a career studying how science teachers learn and improve their daily classroom practices through formative assessment.
Louis M. Gomez

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.
H. Craig Heller

H. Craig Heller

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

Nathan Root

Nate Root is the Insurance Data Lead for Capgemini and works with insurers on solving data, information, and analytics related challenges to improve the industry.
Dennis Schatz

Dennis Schatz

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

Stephen Traphagen

Vice Chair
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.
Bill Warren

Bill Warren

Bill Warren serves as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Partnerships within the Division of University Advancement at The Catholic University of America.

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Emeritus Board Members

Bruce Alberts

Bruce Alberts

Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education
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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