AIM / CloudSat / GLOBE 2007 Educator Workshop
Instructors & Staff
|Dianne Robinson is a science
professor and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Science Center
(ISC) at Hampton University (HU). In addition to her duties
as professor, she works closely with the HU Center for Atmospheric
Sciences (CAS) directing three of their education and outreach
programs for NASA satellite-based research missions CALIPSO,
AIM, & SABER. As ISC Chair, she directs four GEOSCIENCE
student and teacher outreach programs funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF) and a NASA Earth Systems Science online
course for teachers and undergraduates. Prior to becoming
a professor, Dianne taught science to grades 5-12. She
has a PhD in Science Education from the University of Iowa.
Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton University
& Deputy Outreach Director
23 Tyler Street
Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS)
Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668
Phone: (757) 727-5869
Fax: (757) 727-5090
Barbara Maggi is the
Outreach Director for the Hampton University (HU) Center for
Atmospheric Sciences (CAS). She works closely with the
HU Interdisciplinary Science Center serving as the Assistant
Outreach Director for three NASA satellite-based research
missions CALIPSO, AIM, & SABER. In addition, she
develops and implements student and teacher programs for a
GEOSCIENCES grant funded by the National Science Foundation.
Barbara has developed and implemented professional development
programs for teachers for over 20 years. In addition
she has directed a NASA undergraduate mentorship program,
Advanced Undergraduate Research using Optical Radiation in
the Atmosphere (AURORA). In previous years she was a
special education teacher, technology/media specialist, and
education specialist for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
She has a Masters in education from Old Dominion University
in Norfolk Virginia.
Professor Fort Hays University
& AIM Outreach Instructor
245 Tomanek Hall
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Adams, Professor of Physics and Anschutz Professor of Education
at Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS. He received
his BS Degree in Physics and Mathematics at Heidelberg College,
Tiffin, OH (1983); MS Degree in
Physics at Washington State University
(1986), and PhD in Science Education with an emphasis in physics
and Earth science from Purdue University (1996).
Roosth Chair of Science
University of Texas-Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler
Center for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science
College of Education and Psychology
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
R.L. Odell, Ph.D. is the Roosth Chair of Science Education at
the University of Texas-Tyler. Dr. Odell began his career in
education as an Earth Science teacher in Irving, Texas (1984-1990).
He received his B.A. in Geoscience (1984) and M.A.T. in Science
Education (1989) from the University of Texas at Dallas. He
went on to earn his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Science
Education (1993) from Indiana University. Prior to coming to
UTT he was an Associate Professor of STEM Education at Illinois
State University where he also served as an Assistant Dean of
the College of Education (2005-06). Before ISU, Dr. Odell served
as an Associate Professor of Science/Technology Education and
Director of the Division of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
at the University of Idaho (1993-2005). He was also a member
of the Environmental Science Faculty. He served as an Associate
Director of the Idaho Space Grant Consortium and the Project
Director for the Idaho Virtual Campus. He also served as the
Director of the Institute for Mathematics, Interactive Technologies
and Science (IMITS) where he was involved in the development
and implementation of numerous externally funded projects. He
is best known for his work with the NOVA program (NASA Opportunities
for Visionary Academics), the Virtual Center for Online Learning
Research (VCOLR), the Idaho GLOBE Program, and the National
Space Grant College and Fellowship program. He has served as
a National Space Grant Fellow at NASA Headquarters in Washington,
D.C. (1995-97) and as a Faculty Fellow at NASA Kennedy Space
Center (2003) in Florida. Currently Dr. Odell is involved in
the research and development of online tools and strategies
to improve achievement in science education. He currently serves
on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Aerospace
Education Committee and the Association for Science Teacher
Education (ASTE) Technology Education Committee.
Paul T. Jones
Science Teacher at The School of International Studies at
The School of International Studies at Meadowbrook
T. Jones is a middle school science teacher at The School of
International Studies at Meadowbrook in Norfolk, Virginia. He
is a 1995 graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science.
He has been a long time advocate for school age children having
mentored middle and high school students since 1992. In the
class, Paul brings real-life experiences to make the world of
science come alive. Paul’s class has been featured on
the NASA CONNECT episode titled, "The
'A' Train Express." He and his students also participated
in a video teleconference, which focused on inquiry based problem
solving, with students from France and NASA scientists. Outside
of teaching, he enjoys spending quality time with family, attending
student extra-curricular activities, camping, hiking and traveling.
Matt Rogers is a
doctoral candidate at Colorado State University, completing
a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science. His dissertation research
focuses on satellite observation of tropical cloud regimes
and their relation to the hydrologic cycle. Other research
areas include radar
simulation, and cloud modelling. Matt is also a GLOBE-trained
educator, and has worked on science outreach programs, as
well as performed scientific analysis using joint observations
between GLOBE and satellite-derived data. Matt lives in Fort
Collins, Colorado with his
James M. Russell, III, Ph.D.
AIM Principal Investigator,
Professor and Co-director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences
at Hampton University
Center for Atmospheric Sciences
Hampton, VA 23668
Fax: (757) 727-5090
I attended the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1962 and received
a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. My master's
degree at the University of Virginia was also in electrical
engineering. I earned my Ph.D. in aeronomy at the University
of Michigan. I am a professor and co-director at the Center
for Atmospheric Sciences.
I study long-term trends, chemistry, dynamics, and transport
of trace gases in the middle atmosphere, analyze data to study
the properties of Polar Mesospheric clouds, and aid in the
development of retrieval algorithms for the SABER experiment.
I am the Principal Investigator for the Aeronomy of Ice in
the Mesosphere (AIM) mission which will launch in 2007.
I enjoy being with family, going fishing, and watching football.
Scott Bailey, Ph.D.
AIM Deputy Project Investigator
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Bailey's research
interests involve the aeronomy of the atmosphere including
studies of the Sun's influence and the formation and variability
of polar mesospheric clouds. He is actively engaged in sounding
rocket and satellite observations of both the Earth and Sun.
He served as instrument scientist and later principal-investigator
on the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer. He is co-investigator
on the Solar EUV Experiment and the EUV Variability Experiment.
He is deputy-principal investigator of the Aeronomy of Ice
in the Mesosphere. Dr. Bailey is was an assistant professor
of physics at the University of Alaska and is currently an
assistant professor at Virginia Tech. He received his B.S.
in physics in 1990 from Virginia Tech. He received his M.S.
in 1994 and his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Colorado.
Before joining the University of Alaska he was a research
assistant professor of physics at Hampton University.
John Anderson, Ph.D.
Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Hampton University
Center for Atmospheric Sciences
Hampton, VA 23668
Phone: (757) 727-5106
I am from Rockford,
Illinois and a 1981 graduate of Rockford East high school.
I enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served
my country from February 1982 through January 1986 as a certified
weather observer. I did my undergraduate studies at Northern
Illinois University in Dekalb Illinois. I received a B.S.
degree in Meteorology and a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics
from NIU in 1990. I recieved a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science
from North Carolina State University in the spring of 1998.
R. Pettit, Ph.D.
Born April 20, 1955 in Silverton, Oregon. Married. Two children.
Graduated from Silverton Union High School, Silverton, Oregon,
in 1973; received a bachelor of science degree in chemical
engineering from Oregon State University in 1978; and a
doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of
Arizona in 1983.
Staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos,
New Mexico from 1984-1996. Projects included reduced gravity
fluid flow and materials processing experiments on board the
NASA KC-135 airplane, atmospheric spectroscopy on noctilucent
clouds seeded from sounding rockets, fumarole gas sampling
from volcanoes, and problems in detonation physics. He was
a member of the Synthesis Group, slated with assembling the
technology to return to the moon and explore Mars (1990),
and the Space Station Freedom Redesign Team (1993).
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected
by NASA in April 1996, Dr. Pettit reported to the Johnson
Space Center in August 1996. Having completed two years of
training and evaluation, he is qualified as a mission specialist.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:
Expedition-6, Nov. 23, 2002 to May 3, 2003. Dr. Pettit recently
completed his first space flight as NASA ISS Science Officer
aboard the International Space Station, logging over 161 days
in space, including over 13 EVA hours. During 5-1/2 months
aboard the International Space Station, the crew worked with
numerous U.S. and Russian science experiments. Dr. Pettit
and the mission commander Ken Bowersox performed 2 EVAs (spacewalks)
to continue the external outfitting of the orbital outpost.
The Expedition-6 crew launched on STS-113 Space Shuttle Endeavour
and returned to Earth on Soyuz TMA-1.
Joyce M. Jarrett
Dr. Joyce M. Jarrett
is a tenured college professor and a university administrator
who has been an educator for more than 30 years. She holds
the BA degree in English and a MA in English Education from
Tennessee State University and the doctoral degree in Curriculum
and Instruction from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Jarrett began her career at Hampton University in 1983
as Assistant Professor of English. Prior to assuming her current
role as Provost, she served in a variety of positions to include
Director of the Writing Center, Chair of the Department of
English, Executive Assistant to the President, and as Assistant
Provost for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Jarrett has an insatiable love for writing. She has written
several creative narratives about her life growing up in Mississippi,
the most popular of which is “Freedom” which first
appeared in Between Worlds in May 1986 and has since been
anthologized in several literary texts. Additionally, she
co-authored two writing text books: Pathways: A Text for Developing
Writers, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1990 (second edition published
by Allyn-Bacon, scheduled January 1999) and Heritage: African
American Readings for Writing, Prentice-Hall 1996 (second
edition published in 2002).
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Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1371
Susan Lini has been
the Research Program Coordinator for Graeme Stephens Research
Group at Colorado State University for over 20 years. She
spends significant time negotiating contracts, implementing
cost accounting standards, and responding to requirements
for NASA and JPL. She also coordinates meetings, work
extensively in human resources areas, and participates actively
in CloudSat/GLOBE outreach activities.
AIM Outreach Graphics, Products, &
Phone: (757) 869-1796
Hill is a graphic and web designer who contracts with the
Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) at Hampton University,
Hampton, Virginia. Among other projects, she designed, developed,
and currently maintains three NASA satellite mission web sites:
AIM, CALIPSO Outreach, and SABER Outreach. She also designs
AIM mission graphics, posters, and products.
Emily received her B.A.S. from the Rochester Institute of
Technology where she studied computer science and digital
imaging and publishing.
Dr. Walton is an educator
with expertise in science teaching, science materials and
professional development. She taught for 10 years, served
as a science supervisor for 19 years and spent four years
as a program director at the National Science Foundation.
Upon retirement, she was elected NSTA President. As a member
of the Board of Directors for the Challenger Learning Center
of Alaska, she has been involved with the GLOBE program and
Her most recent work has included consulting
on a CD Rom project titled, Arctic Connections, serving as
the evaluator to a project titled, Rural Access to Technical
Education and serving as the evaluator to a project titled,
Development of an Alaska Earth Systems Field School. Presently
she is working with the NASA Explorer Schools program in Alaska,
working with an NSF project titled, MapTeach & working
with an NSF project titled, Improved Online STEM Instruction
for Rural Alaskan Native Students.
Senior Research Associate
Program Evaluation and Research Group
29 Everett St.
Cambridge MA 02138-2790
|Sabra Lee has worked with the Program
Evaluation and Research Group at Lesley University for 28 years
and is currently a Senior Research Associate. Sabra has experience
in educational program evaluation, documentation, and curriculum
and resource development, and has evaluated programs from national
to school settings, within museums and after school programs.
She worked on the PERG team evaluating the education programs
of NASA’s Office of Space Science. She co-authored books
on mathematics staff development and science assessment. She
holds a BA in biology and an MA in education. She loves to garden,
hike and sing.