About Integrating STEM Education at CU Boulder
Phil DiStefano, Chancellor, University of Colorado at Boulder. DiStefano administers the academic policies and programs of the university and provides intellectual leadership for excellence and teaching, recruitment, development and promotion of faculty, deans, and other academic leaders. He also works to implement diversity plans. DiStefano also served as CU-Boulder’s Interim Chancellor from January 2005 to July 2006 and is former Provost and former Dean of the School of Education.
Todd Gleeson, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the department of Integrative Physiology. His research focuses on the physiology of exercise. A fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Dean Gleeson had been and enthusiastic supporter of various programs from education research and transformation within the college, providing partial funding for the CU Teach and LA programs. He has served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs and as CO-PI on CU’s NSF-ADVANCE grant.
Lorrie Shepard, Dean of the School of Education, a professor of education and chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology program area at CU Boulder. Her research focuses on psychometrics and the use and misuse of tests in education settings. Technical topics include validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias. Dr. Shepard is a past president of the American Educational Research Association and past president of the National Council in Measurement in Education. She was elected to the National Academy of Education in 1992 and served as Vice President of the NAS. She has been editor of the Journal of Educational Measurement and the American Educational Research Journal and interim editor of Educational Researcher. In 1999 she won NCME’s Award for Career Contributions to educational Measurement. Dr. Shepard currently serves on the National Research Council’s Board on Testing and Assessment.
Brian M. Argrow, Associate Dean for Education, Look Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Director, Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles, College of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Argrow also has been a President’s Teaching Scholar since 2000. The President’s Teaching Scholars are a group of faculty from all three CU campuses chosen not only for skill in their own classrooms, but for their promise of improving teaching awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Boulder Faculty Assembly, the CU Parent’s association, and the W. M. Keck Foundation. He served as associate chair of the aerospace engineering sciences department form 2001 to 2004.
Noah Finkelstein, Associate Professor, Department of Physics. One of the PI’s and Directors of the Physics Education Research Group at Colorado. Finkelstein has published over 40 referred articles in physics education research, is currently PI on three national grants, Co-PI of four others, and serves on four national boards in physics education, including the Physics Education Research Leadership Organizing Council, and the Executive Board of the American Physical Society’s Forum on Education.