Administrative Team

Julie Blair

Julie Blair

Program Manager
Learning Assistant Program
Steve iona

Steve Iona, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor
Learning Assistant Program
Steve has been a high school science and mathematics teacher for about 30 years and retired from the Adams 12 Five Star School District (Horizon High School in the Thornton-Northglenn area). He enjoyed my time with the students and played many other roles in the school and district including serving as the building technology coordinator, building budget chair, department chair, school improvement leader, assessment coordinator, district data analyst, and district...
 	 Laurie Langdon, Ph.D.

Laurie Langdon, Ph.D.

Learning Assistant Program
Laurie has always been drawn to the unique challenges of teaching and learning and finds the complexity of studying how students learn chemistry very rewarding. In her position as Science Teaching Fellow within the CU Science Education Initiative (SEI), she has had opportunities to work with faculty to develop course learning goals, assess student learning, and implement research-based instructional approaches. As part of this experience, she became involved in the...
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Mike Oatley

Technology Director
Learning Assistant Program
Mike has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing software and websites for a variety of applications, plus additional experience in journalism, media and design.
Valerie

Valerie Otero, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Learning Assistant Program
Valerie Otero is an professor of science education and is involved in several large projects throughout the University of Colorado, Boulder and throughout the United States. She is the executive director of the Colorado Learning Assistant Program and the Teacher Research Team Program. Her research spans from studies of science teacher knowledge to studies of how students learn various concepts in physics and the nature of science. She is co-author...

Department Coordinators

Daniel Bolton

Daniel Bolton

LA Program Department Coordinator
Physics
Anne Dougherty

Anne Dougherty

LA Program Department Coordinator
Applied Mathematics
Nancy Guild

Nancy Guild

LA Program Department Coordinator
Mollecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Hendrickson

Susan Hendrickson

LA Program Department Coordinator
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Seth Hornstein

Seth Hornstein

LA Program Department Coordinator
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Susan Jurow

Susan Jurow

LA Program Department Coordinator
School of Education
Nolan Kane

Nolan Kane

LA Program Department Coordinator
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Shaw Ketels

Shaw Ketels

LA Program Department Coordinator
Psychology and Neuroscience
Professor Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

LA Program Department Coordinator
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Daniel Moritz

Daniel Moritz

LA Program Department Coordinator
Mathematics
Melissa Nigro

Melissa Nigro

LA Program Department Coordinator
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Steven Pollock

Steven Pollock

LA Program Department Coordinator
Physics
Natalie Smutzler

Natalie Smutzler

LA Program Department Coordinator
Psychology and Neuroscience
Mike Soltys

Mike Soltys

LA Program Department Coordinator
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