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Meet the Change Agents

Change Agents are individual faculty in their respective disciplines who are committed to teacher preparation, are well-networked in their discipline, and have agreed to conduct national campaigns to recruit and support GFO Champions at institutions across the U.S.

Gay Stewart

Gay Stewart

West Virginia University
Physics change agent

Jennifer Nielson

Jennifer Nielson

Brigham Young University
Chemistry change agent

Duane Merrell

Duane Merrell

Brigham Young University
Physics change agent

Karen Magee-Sauer

Karen Magee-Sauer

Rowan University
Physics change agent

Vince Kuo

Vince Kuo

Colorado School of Mines
Physics change agent

William Hunter

William Hunter

Illinois State University
Chemistry change agent

Timothy Hendrix

Timothy Hendrix

Meredith College
Math change agent

Etta Gravely

Etta Gravely

North Carolina A&T State University
Chemistry change agent

Ellen Yezierski

Ellen Yezierski

Miami University
Chemistry change agent

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Sarah Formica

University of North Georgia
Physics change agent

Jean Lee, Change Agent

Jean Lee

University of Indianapolis
Math change agent

Gary Martin, Change Agent

Gary Martin

Auburn University
Math change agent

Amy McDuffie, change agent

Amy Roth McDuffie

Washington State University
Math change agent

Glenn H Waddell

Glenn H Waddell

University of Nevada, Reno
Math change agent

Principal Investigator Team

The Principal Investigator (PI) team consists of the PI, co-PIs, and others who manage/coordinate the Get the Facts Out Project activities.

  • Wendy Adams, Colorado School of Mines
  • Monica Plisch, American Physical Society
  • Terri Chambers, American Chemical Society
  • Beth Cunningham, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Mark Hannum, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Shari Stockero, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
  • Drew Isola, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • David May, American Physical Society

Comprehensive Study Sites

GFO Comprehensive Study Sites are the six institutions of higher education that have committed to collecting perceptions survey data from both students and faculty each year for five years from their Chemistry, Math, and Physics departments. In addition they agree to host the GFO research team each year for a site visit.

Quantitative Sites

GFO Study Sites are institutions of Higher Education that have committed to collecting perceptions survey data from both faculty and students each year for five years in at least one of the following departments: Chemistry, Math, or Physics.

  • Augustana University - Physics and Chemistry
  • Bridgewater State University
  • BYU - Idaho Physics
  • Cal Poly SLO - Physics & Chemistry
  • California State University - Fresno
  • California State University - Monterey Bay
  • California State University - San Bernardino
  • California State University at Northridge
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clemson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Colgate University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hofstra University
  • Idaho State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Jackson State Univeristy
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Lewis University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Morehead State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State Univeristy
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Roosevelt University Math
  • Rowan University Physics
  • Spelman College
  • Talladega College
  • Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Houston
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Mississippi Physics and Chemistry
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Tennessee at Martin Math
  • University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Virginia State University
  • Waynesburg University Chemistry
  • Westmont College Chemistry
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Wright State University

GFO Champions

A GFO Champion is anyone who shares facts about the teaching profession by using the materials and messages from the GFO project locally or nationally. 

 ★★★ Champion (50 pts)  

 ★★ Champion (25 pts)

  • Tonya Coffey**, Appalachian State University (33 pts)
  • Laura Henriques**, California State University - Long Beach (33 pts)
  • Josh Grossman**, St. Mary's College of Maryland (31 pts)
  • Andreas Bill** (Physics and Astronomy Department), California State University - Long Beach (30 pts)
  • Chuhee Kwon**, California State University - Long Beach (26 pts)

 ★ Champion (10 pts)

  • Karel Jacobs*, Chicago State University (21 pts)
  • Thomas M. Brown*, Appalachian State University (20 pts)
  • Margery Gardner*, Colgate University (20pts)
  • Liang Zeng*, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (20 pts)
  • Babette Benken*, California State University - Long Beach (19 pts)
  • Jeffrey Williams*, Bridgewater State University (18 pts)
  • Chris Brazier*, California State University - Long Beach (16 pts)
  • Will Murray*, California State University - Long Beach (16 pts)
  • Barbara Reisner*, James Madison University (15 pts)
  • Anisha Campbell*, University of Maryland (13 pts)
  • Jen McNally*, Curry College (12 pts) 

Registered Champion

  • Holly S. Atkins, Saint Leo University (9 pts)
  • Earl Blodgett, University of Wisconsin - River Falls (9 pts)
  • Paul Miller, West Virginia University (9 pts)
  • Matt Richard , University of Kansas (9 pts)
  • Peanut McCoy, Azusa Pacific University (8 pts)
  • Beth Parks, Colgate University (8 pts)
  • Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (7 pts)
  • Richard L Pearson III, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (7 pts)
  • Jeremy Zelkowski, The University of Alabama (7 pts)
  • Alice Churukian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (6pts)
  • Patrick Eggleton, Taylor University (6 pts)
  • Dan MacIsaac, SUNY Buffalo State College (6 pts)
  • Brian Utter, University of California, Merced (6 pts)
  • Liza Bondurant, Delta State University (4 pts)
  • Kevin Carr, Pacific University (4 pts) 
  • Darin Knapp, Central Washington university (4 pts)
  • Earl Legleiter, Fort Hays State University (4 pts)
  • Jomo W. Mutegi, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (4 pts)
  • Jill Cochran, Berry College (3 pts)
  • Jennifer Albert, The Citadel 
  • Sandra Bonetti, Colorado State University, Pueblo
  • Kristine Callan, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Physics 
  • Kerry Cresawn, James Madison University 
  • Francette Fey, Macomb Community College
  • Cynthia Gardner, Maryville College
  • Derrick S Harkness, Utah State University
  • Aimee Hollander, Nicholls State University  
  • Kathleen A. Harper, The Ohio State University 
  • Jenifer Hummer, West Chester University of Pennsylvania 
  • Sujata Krishna, University of Florida
  • Vaughn Laptiste, Christel House Indianapolis
  • Steven Maier, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Katie Miller, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
  • Matthew J. Mio, University of Detroit Mercy 
  • Tim Sorey, Central Washington University
  • Todd Weaver, University of Wisconsin La Crosse 
  • Dr. Kimberly Zeidler-Watters, Eastern Kentucky University 

Research Team

  • Wendy K. Adams, Project Director
  • Savannah L. Logan, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Jared B. Breakall, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Brian Pyper, Visiting Scholar
  • Allison Costley, Research Associate
  • Leslie Bolda, Past Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Richard L. Pearson III, Past Postdoctoral Researcher