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.

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. Prior to joining BSCS, Janet served as Director of Finance and Administration for other local non-profits.  She is a […]

Jody Blintz

Jody Bintz

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Professional Learning
Jody Bintz, MA, serves as Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Professional Learning with BSCS Science Learning. She works primarily in the areas of leadership development
Susan Gomez Zwiep

Susan Gomez Zwiep

Senior Science Educator
Dr. Susan Gomez Zwiep joined BSCS in 2020 as a Senior Science Educator.

Nancy Hopkins-Evans

Associate Director for Program Impact
Lindsey Mohan

Lindsey Mohan

Senior Science Educator & 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 earth and environmental science learning.
Lauren Novo

Lauren Novo

Director of Communications and Advancement
Lauren Novo joined BSCS as the Director of Communications and Advancement in August 2017.
Aleigh Raffelson

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 and Assistant to the Executive Director.
Molly Stuhlsatz

Molly Stuhlsatz

Research Scientist & Assistant Director
Molly Stuhlsatz is a Research Scientist and the Assistant Director at BSCS Science Learning.
Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Senior Research Scientist
Christopher Wilson, PhD is Director of the Research Division and a Senior Research Scientist at BSCS Science Learning.

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.

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.