Workshop Team

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Robert Crane is a Professor of Geography; an active climate researcher, focusing on small-scale manifestations of climate change and local human adaptations particularly in Africa.

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Dr. Scott McDonald is an Associate Professor of Science Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics with a focus on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He was high school Physics teacher for six years before returning for his Ph.D. Science Education and Learning Technologies at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on understanding the difference between expert and novice science teachers in terms of their ability to notice and interpret events in classroom practice.

Mark Merritt is a former research chemist with a passion for science and science teaching.  He currently teaches and develops specialized science content courses for elementary education majors.