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Senetta Bancroft

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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P: 618-453-6162
E: senetta.bancroft@siu.edu

Dr Bancroft has expertise in science teacher professional development, qualitative research methods, and the use of critical theories to inform science education research and practice. Her research currently focuses on teacher beliefs about science instruction and the impact of ...read full profile >>

Lingguo Bu

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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P: 618.536.2441
E: lgbu@ siu.edu
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Dr. Lingguo Bu is associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with an extensive teaching and research background in K-12 STEM education and teacher development. Dr. Bu received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Florida State University in ...read full profile >>

Wesley Calvert

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

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P: 618.453.6573
E: wcalvert@ siu.edu
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Wesley Calvert comes from a family of Southern Illinois school teachers. He has provided professional development in Illinois, Kentucky, and overseas, in the areas of K-12 teacher content knowledge, especially problem solving, conceptual understanding, and interpretation of student work, ...read full profile >>

James Conder

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Geology

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P: 618.453.7352
E: conder@ geo.siu.edu
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Dr. Conder specializes in Seismology and Geodynamics - disciplines focused on understanding the structure and internal workings of our planet. In addition to Geophysics classes, Dr. Conder teaches a Natural Hazards and Catastrophes course as part of the University Core Curriculum. ...read full profile >>

Bruce DeRuntz

Director, Leadership Development Program

Bruce DeRuntz, is a Professor in the College of Engineering and Director of SIUC’s award winning Engineering Leadership Development Program. The program has the distinction of having a 96 percent pre-graduation career ...read full profile >>

Harvey Henson

Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction and Geology | Interim Director of STEM Education Research Center

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P: 618.536.6666
E: Henson@ geo.siu.edu
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Henson’s research areas of interest include science education, earthquake seismology, and applied geophysics. Henson teaches undergraduate and graduate students in science and science education, mentors undergraduate students in research, advises graduate students, and partners ...read full profile >>

Gary Kinsel

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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P: 618.453.6482
E: gkinsel@ chem.siu.edu
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The investigation of pulsed rf plasmas polymerization for the surface modification of Matrix Assisted laser/Desorption Ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry targets. The utilization of suface modified MALDI targets in proteomics applications and for the discovery of novel cellular ...read full profile >>

Carey Krajewski

Professor and Chair, Department of Zoology and Director, Biological Sciences Program

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P: 618.453.2314
E: careyk@ siu.edu
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Dr. Krajewski is an evolutionary biologist with research interests in phylogenetic relationships among mammals and birds.  As a member of SIU’s Zoology Department since 1990, he has taught biology courses at the non-majors, introductory majors, upper division, and ...read full profile >>

Liliana Lefticariu

Associate Professor, Department of Geology

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P: 618.453.7373
E: lefticariu@ geo.siu.edu
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Dr. Lefticariu's research specialty is sustainability, environmental, and low-temperature geochemistry with emphasis on the biogeochemical and stable isotope systematic of elements that play key roles in Earth’s surface processes. Since 2007, she has taught ...read full profile >>

Ron Nagrodski

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics

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P: 618.453.6503
E: rnagrodski@ siu.edu

Ron Nagrodski has taught mathematics at the high school level for 34 years. He has taught every class from remedial high school arithmetic through advanced placement B/C calculus.  In 2000 he wrote the curriculum (lessons, assignments and assessment) for the ...read full profile >>

Kathleen Spector

Department of Mathematics

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P: 618.453.6575
E:kpericak@math.siu.edu

 

Professor; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University 1980. Hyperbolic PDE's, continuum mechanics, and science education.

Mary Wright

Professor, Emerita, and Distinguished Teacher; Ph.D., Department of Mathematics

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P: 618.453.6582
E: mwright1@ siu.edu
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Dr. Wright received her Ph.D.in Mathematics at McGill University in 1977. She has been involved in professional development with local area K-12 educators since 2005. Mary is most inspired by the dedication that teachers have for their students and she thrives on witnessing teachers gain ...read full profile >>