Woodring Professor Elected to NSTA Board

The National Science Teaching Association, the largest professional organization in the world seeking to transform science education to benefit all through professional learning, partnerships, and advocacy, welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors and four new members to its Council. 

“NSTA is led for teachers by teachers,” said Erika Shugart, Ph.D., executive director, NSTA. “I appreciate this amazing group of educators who are generously giving their time to ensure that NSTA remains important and meaningful in our members’ professional lives.”

The new board members join a 13-member board that oversees NSTA’s finances, policies and procedures, and strategic planning. Among the new board members is Deborah, Hanuscin.

Deborah Hanuscin, NSTA Division Director, Research in Science Education

  • Professor, Science, Math, and Technology Education and Elementary Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Dr. Hanuscin is a former elementary teacher and informal science educator. She worked at the University of Missouri for 13 years before joining the faculty at Western in 2017, where she is jointly appointed in Elementary Education and the Science, Math, & Technology Education (SMATE) program in the College of Science and Engineering. Her research has been supported by multiple grants through the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hanuscin has published over 50 articles and numerous book chapters. Her most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Delinda van Garderen and classroom teachers, Universal Design for Learning Science focuses on inclusive practices for teaching elementary science and is available through NSTA Press.

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