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Richard A. Cardullo

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Associate Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education; Howard H Hays Chair, University Honors; Undergraduate Education Professor, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside

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

As a cell biologist and biophysicist, he investigates the molecular events that result in the communication between sperm and eggs that lead to fertilization.

He is also involved in a number of K-12 science activities and is engaged in educational research projects centered on improving student learning and engagement.

Dr. Cardullo originally joined the BSCS Board of Directors in 2007 and served as Board Chair from 2009-2015. He returned to the Board as Vice Chair in 2018.

Read about Dr. Cardullo’s selection as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow.