Life Science and Bioengineering Center 3013
MS Biochemistry George Washington University 1985
PhD Biochemistry George Washington University 1985

Before joining WPI as the Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, I was the deputy director for undergraduate education at the National Science Foundation. I was also the founding provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, associate dean and director at George Mason University, and the co-P.I. on a large, national dissemination grant entitled Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). I received my BS in biology from Rochester Institute of Technology and my PhD in biochemistry from George Washington University.

Nationally, I conduct faculty development workshops on a variety of topics, including progressive pedagogical approaches to support learning, assessment strategies, and discovery-based undergraduate research, as well as using research on how people learn to inform curricular design. I have served as a Eurasia Specialist with USAID/HED (Higher Education for Development) and participated routinely in global research and education initiatives. I am the recipient of the 2008 Bruce Albert Award for excellence in science education.

Professional Highlights & Honors
National Leadership Development Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Higher Education Resource Management Institute- Wellesley College
Senior Management Seminar
American Council for Education
Faculty Member of the Year
George Mason University Alumni Association
Bruce Albert’s Award
Presented by American Society for Cell Biology for Excellence in Science Education Reform
Federal Executive Institute: Leadership for a Democratic Society- A one month residential experience FEI-338 2008