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  Management Structure
To address the interdisciplinary nature of global climate change education, our team includes experts in STEM education, STEM content, and NASA Earth science research.
NICE Management
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hayden   Dr. Linda Hayden will provide overall management and project oversight. She has over 35 years of university level teaching experience, and is currently director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) on the campus of Elizabeth City State University. Dr. Hayden brings award winning STEM education expertise as indicated by her 2003 NSF Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring. Dr. Hayden will coordinate staff and participant activities and will assume primary reporting responsibilities.


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Hale   Dr. Stephen Hale will be the primary contact and provide oversight for the activities conducted at UNH. He will also serve in the role as science educator on the project. Dr. Hale has over five years of experience working in science education and managing the STEP and GEO-Teach grants, both large partnership grants. Dr. Hale also has experience with satellite remote sensing datasets, including MODIS and Landsat. He teaches regularly, and over the last five years has partnered with ECSU colleagues to teach under-represented students, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers.


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Martin   Dr. Mary Martin has over 20 years of experience working with remote sensing data, and extensively with NASA datasets. Dr. Martin is the P.I. on UNH‟s current NASA Global Climate Change Education award: Engaging Students in the Science of Climate Change. Dr. Martin will be responsible for teaching the climate change workshop sessions on Terrestrial Ecosystems.


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Moore   Dr. Timothy Moore has over 15 year of experience working with remote sensing data related to the analysis of ocean color and primary productivity. Dr. Moore brings science content expertise to the proposal team in the area of global marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry. He has experience as an instructor in the use of ocean color imagery at workshops in Europe, Africa, Asia, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Moore will be responsible for teaching the climate change workshop sessions on Marine Ecosystems.


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Johnson   Dr. Darnell Johnson currently serves as an education research associate for CERSER. He is also a member of the graduate faculty with responsibilities in the Mathematics Education master‟s degree program. Dr. Johnson will coordinate the logistical activities for implementation of this program. He will also assist with recruitment of STEM faculty from the targeted minority serving institutions. Dr. Johnson brings STEM education expertise to the team.


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Sampson   Mr. Josiah Sampson coordinates the science education program for the ECSU School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Mr. Sampson became an assistant professor of biology, anatomy, physiology, and biology education at Elizabeth City State University in 2007. He brings STEM education expertise to the proposing team. Mr. Erik Froburg has extensive experience working in climate change education. He consults regularly on pedagogical best practices and designs and teaches in workshops related to climate science and Earth systems science more generally. He is active on the Martin GCCE Project working with the teachers in that program, and he is integral in the success of the UNH GEO-Teach project.


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Henderson   Nancy Hurley, Senior Research Associate at Learning Innovations at WestEd, is highly skilled in gathering, analyzing, and reporting data, conducting intensive school and district site visits, focus groups, interviews, formal and informal teacher and classroom observation, document review, and survey design, implementation and analysis (paper and on-line).  She has conducted numerous program evaluations including in special education, teacher professional development, induction, retention, and mentoring of new teachers, effective school leadership, smaller learning communities, the use of technology in the classroom, science education, mathematics and social studies curricula, and school and district systems of support and change initiatives.  Hurley is committed to working collaboratively with clients to design quantitative and qualitative evaluations that meet the needs of all constituents, and facilitates multi-constituency group discussions for logic model development to build broader understanding of the complexities of programs and common desired outcomes among different stakeholders. 

Currently, Hurley directs the evaluation of the Nashua NH Smaller Learning Communities Grant and the Noyce Scholars Program at UMASS Dartmouth.  She is a member of the team evaluating an NSF-funded math/science partnership for Penn State entitled: Middle Grades Earth and Space Science Education. This project involves observation of professional development, measurement of teachers’ content knowledge, and evaluation of changes in schools. Hurley contributed to the evaluations of the UNH Transforming Earth System Science Education Program (TESSE), and Partnerships for Research Opportunities to Benefit Education (PROBE). Recently completed work includes co-leading the program review of Cambridge MA Special Education Program; an evaluation of a web-based resource for teachers developed by Education Development Center and Vulcan Productions -- Success at the Core; the evaluation of the Quebec Community Learning Centres; the evaluation of Rhode Island’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements Program; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute research project on How Scientists and Teachers Can Best Work Together to Improve Science Education K-12; and the IES-funded Mathematica study on teacher induction and retention. 

Hurley co-wrote with Ann Brackett Collaborative Evaluation Led by Local Evaluators:  A Practical, Print- and Web-Based Guide to Program Evaluation (2004).