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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)  

  • Kristine Callan***, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Physics (92 pts)

 ★★ Champion (25 pts)

  • Laura Henriques**, California State University - Long Beach (36 pts)
  • Josh Grossman**, St. Mary's College of Maryland (35 pts)
  • Will Murray**, California State University - Long Beach (35 pts)
  • Jeffrey Williams**, Bridgewater State University (34 pts)
  • Andreas Bill** (Physics and Astronomy Dept), California State University - Long Beach (33 pts)
  • Tonya Coffey**, Appalachian State University (33 pts)
  • Joe Kozminski**, Lewis University (32 pts)
  • Jill Cochran**, Berry College (30 pts)
  • Earl Blodgett**, University of Wisconsin - River Falls (27 pts)
  • Chuhee Kwon**, California State University - Long Beach (26 pts)

 ★ Champion (10 pts)

  • Karel Jacobs*, Chicago State University (21 pts)
  • Meghan Marrero*, Mercy College-NY (21 pts)
  • Aubrey Brammar Southall*, Aurora 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)
  • Steven Maier*, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (19 pts)
  • Liza Bondurant*, Delta State University (18 pts)
  • Evonne Baldauff*, Waynesburg University (17 pts)
  • Chris Brazier*, California State University - Long Beach (16 pts)
  • Peanut McCoy*, Azusa Pacific University (16 pts)
  • Barbara Reisner*, James Madison University (15 pts)
  • Katie Miller*, University of Massachusetts Lowell (14 pts)
  • Clay Stanfield*, Texas A&M University (14 pts) 
  • Anisha Campbell*, University of Maryland (13 pts)
  • Dana Franz*, Mississippi State University (12 pts)
  • Paul Miller*, West Virginia University (12 pts)
  • Jen McNally*, Curry College (12 pts) 
  • Jeremy Zelkowski*, The University of Alabama (12 pts)
  • Sandra Bonetti*, Colorado State University, Pueblo (11 pts)
  • Stephanie Casey*,  Eastern Michigan University (11 pts)
  • Michael Marder*, University of Texas - Austin (10 pts)
  • Stephen Tsui*, California State University - San Marcos (10 pts)

Registered Champion

  • Holly S. Atkins, Saint Leo University (9 pts)
  • Matt Richard, University of Kansas (9 pts)
  • Diane Barrett, University of Hawaii at Hilo (8 pts) 
  • Beth Parks, Colgate University (8 pts)
  • Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (7 pts)
  • Patrick Eggleton, Taylor University (7 pts)
  • Earl Legleiter, Fort Hays State University (7 pts)
  • Jomo W. Mutegi, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (7 pts)
  • Richard L Pearson III, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (7 pts)
  • Alice Churukian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (6pts)
  • Dan MacIsaac, SUNY Buffalo State College (6 pts)
  • Brian Utter, University of California, Merced (6 pts)
  • Linda Venenciano, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (6 pts)
  • Maria Campitelli, Florida International University (5 pts)
  • Jennifer Dechaine, Central Washington University (5 pts)
  • Jenifer Hummer, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (5 pts)
  • Kevin Carr, Pacific University (5 pts) 
  • Steve Pollock, University of Colorado - Boulder (5 pts)
  • Michelle Cirillo, University of Delaware (4 pts)
  • Jennifer Clinkenbeard, California State University- Monteray Bay (4 pts)
  • Nicole Cook, Florida International University (4 pts) 
  • Catherine Klehm, Oral Roberts University (4 pts)
  • Darin Knapp, Central Washington university (4 pts)
  • Bethany LaValley, The University of Mississippi (4 pts)
  • Melanie Pivarski, Roosevelt University (4 pts)
  • Nicholas Fortune, Western Kentucky University (3 pts)
  • Caroline Hardin, Western Washington University (3 pts)
  • Lindsay Keazer, Sacred Heart University (3 pts)
  • Sujata Krishna, University of Florida (3 pts)
  • Ekaterina Lioutikova, University of Saint Joseph (3 pts)
  • Tracy Halmi, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (2 pts)
  • Jennifer Albert, The Citadel 
  • Daniel Bolton, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Michelle Bunagan, The College of New Jersey
  • Jillian Cavanna, University of Hartford - CT
  • Kerry Cresawn, James Madison University 
  • Tim Deis, University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • Kathryn Early, Auburn University 
  • Francette Fey, Macomb Community College
  • Leah Frazee, Central Connecticut State University 
  • Cynthia Gardner, Maryville College
  • Dori Hargrove, Shepherd University
  • Derrick S Harkness, Utah State University
  • Aimee Hollander, Nicholls State University  
  • Kathleen A. Harper, The Ohio State University 
  • Michelle King, Western Colorado University  
  • Eric Kuo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Vaughn Laptiste, Christel House Indianapolis
  • Matthew J. Mio, University of Detroit Mercy 
  • Kenya Overton, University of Connecticut \
  • Carrie-Anne Sherwood, Southern Connecticut State University 
  • Tim Sorey, Central Washington University
  • Alice Steimle, University of Mississippi 
  • 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