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

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.

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Tonya Coffey
Appalachian State University (NC)

Physics Change Agent

Etta Gravely
Etta Gravely
North Carolina A&T State University

Chemistry Change Agent

Timothy Hendrix
Timothy Hendrix
Meredith College

Math Change Agent

William Hunter
William Hunter
Illinois State University

Chemistry Change Agent

Vince Kuo
Vince Kuo
Colorado School of Mines

Physics Change Agent

Jean Lee
Jean Lee
University of Indianapolis

Math Change Agent

Karen Magee-Sauer
Karen Magee-Sauer
Rowan University

Physics Change Agent

Steve Maier
Steve Maier
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Physics Change Agent

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W. Gary Martin
Auburn University

Math Change Agent

Amy Roth McDuffie
Amy Roth McDuffie
Washington State University

Math Change Agent

Duane Merrell
Duane Merrell
Brigham Young University

Physics Change Agent

Jennifer Nielson
Jennifer Nielson
Brigham Young University

Chemistry Change Agent

Gay Stewart
Gay Stewart
West Virginia University

Physics Change Agent

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Glenn H. Waddell
University of Nevada, Reno

Math Change Agent

Ellen Yezierski
Ellen Yezierski
Miami University

Chemistry Change Agent

Research Team

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Besnik Abrashi
Colorado School of Mines

Research Assistant

Wendy Adams
Wendy Adams
Colorado School of Mines

Project Director

Allie Bolter
Allie Bolter
Colorado School of Mines

Project Coordinator, Research Associate

Jared Breakall
Jared B. Breakall
Colorado School of Mines

Current Research Assistant / Past Postdoctoral Researcher

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Elias Euler
Colorado School of Mines

Research Associate

Lucia Grande
Lucia Grande
Colorado School of Mines

Research Assistant

David May
David May
Colorado School of Mines

Research Associate

Kaitlin Miller
Kaitlin Miller
Colorado School of Mines

Research Assistant

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Richard L. Pearson III
Colorado School of Mines

Current Research Assistant / Past Postdoctoral Researcher

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Faith Ann Santucci
Colorado School of Mines

Research Assistant

Past Research Team Members

Leslie Bolda
Colorado School of Mines

Past Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emma Khorunzhy
Colorado School of Mines

Past Undergraduate Research Assistant

Caleb Litster
Brigham Young University

Past Undergraduate Research Assistant

Savannah L. Logan
Colorado School of Mines

Past Postdoctoral Researcher

Brian Pyper
Brigham Young University - Idaho

Past Visiting Scholar

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.

Study 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.

  • Appalachian State University Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Augustana University – Physics and Chemistry
  • Bridgewater State University
  • BYU – Idaho Physics
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • 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
  • Colgate University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Talladega College
  • Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Houston
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Mississippi Physics and Chemistry
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Tennessee at Martin Math
  • University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Waynesburg University Chemistry
  • Westmont College Chemistry
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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.

Champions, please log your activities here.

★★★ Champion (50 pts)

★★ Champion (25 pts)

★ Champion (10 pts)

Registered Champion

ChampionNameLocationPointsDepartment/Discipline
Registered ChampionZach BurkhardtDecatur Central High School (IN)Chemistry
Registered ChampionYagi SeanyelleUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa4Mathematics
★★ ChampionWill MurrayCalifornia State University – Long Beach35Mathematics
Registered ChampionWendy Muzien California State University, Long Beach 6Education
★ ChampionVera MagoninerCalifornia State University Sacramento16Physics
Registered ChampionVaughn LaptisteChristel House Indianapolis (IN)Mathematics
Registered ChampionValerie Long Indiana University of Pennsylvania Mathematics
Registered ChampionTyler KinnerGeorgia Tech Research InstituteChemistry
Registered ChampionTracy HalmiPenn State Erie – The Behrend College7Chemistry
★ Registered ChampionTony MusumbaRiverside City College16Physics
Registered ChampionToni Sauncy Texas Lutheran University Physics
Registered ChampionTodd WeaverUniversity of Wisconsin La CrosseChemistry
Registered ChampionTodd Oberg Illinois College 6Math and Math Education
Registered ChampionTimothy ColePrairie View A&M University (TX)Education
Registered ChampionTim SoreyCentral Washington UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionTim NeubertAmerican Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)PK-12 teaching careers
Registered ChampionTim DeisUniversity of Wisconsin-PlattevilleMathematics
★ ChampionThomas O'Kuma Lee College (TX) 10Physics
★★★ ChampionThomas M. BrownAppalachian State University (NC)52Physics
Registered ChampionTariq AkmalWashington State University4Teacher Education
★ ChampionSujata KrishnaUniversity of Florida15Physics
Registered ChampionSteve PollockUniversity of Colorado – Boulder5Physics
★ ChampionSteve ElliottUniversity of Tennessee at Martin 18
Mathematics
★ ChampionStephen TsuiCalifornia State University – San Marcos10Physics
★ ChampionStephanie CaseyEastern Michigan University15Mathematics
Registered ChampionSonali RajeTowson University (MD)Chemistry
Registered ChampionSoleste Hilberg University of California - Santa CruzEducation
Registered ChampionSharon VestalSouth Dakota State UniversityMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionSarah LeGresley RushUniversity of Kansas Physics
★★ ChampionSarah Formica University of North Georgia42Physics
Registered ChampionSam Pazicni University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry
Registered ChampionRuss Carley New Castle Area School District / Butler County Community College / Slippery Rock University (PA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionRoxie Allen St. John's School (TX)3Chemistry
★ ChampionRory Waterman University of Vermont and State Agricultural College 16Chemistry
Registered ChampionRobin Smith Florida State University 3STEM Teacher Prep
Registered ChampionRichard L Pearson IIIEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)7Physics
Registered ChampionRhonda DzakpasuGeorgetown University, DC6Physics
★ ChampionPeanut McCoyAzusa Pacific University (CA)16Physics
★ ChampionPaul MillerWest Virginia University16Physics
Registered ChampionPatrick EggletonTaylor University (IN)7Mathematics
Registered ChampionPatricia Stan Taylor University (IN)Chemistry
Registered ChampionPam MorkConcordia College (MN)1Chemistry
Registered ChampionNicole CookFlorida International University4STEM Education
Registered ChampionNick DoeWellesley College (MA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionNicholas FortuneWestern Kentucky University3Mathematics
Registered ChampionMichelle Richards-BabbWest Virginia University6Chemistry
Registered ChampionMichelle KingWestern Colorado UniversityMathematics
Registered ChampionMichelle CirilloUniversity of Delaware4Mathematics
Registered ChampionMichelle BunaganThe College of New JerseyChemistry
Registered ChampionMichael Odell University of Texas at Tyler Science and Math Education
★ ChampionMichael MarderUniversity of Texas – Austin17Physics
Registered ChampionMelissa VanAlstine-ParisAdelphi University (NY)Chemistry
★★ ChampionMelanie PivarskiRoosevelt University (IL)33Mathematics
★ ChampionMeghan MarreroMercy College (NY)21Science Education
Registered ChampionMeghan DiBaccoCinco Ranch High School (TX)3Physics
Registered ChampionMatthew Miller South Dakota State University Chemistry
Registered ChampionMatthew J. MioUniversity of Detroit Mercy (MI)Chemistry
Registered ChampionMatt Richard University of Kansas9Physics
Registered ChampionMathangi Krishnamurthy Fitchburg State University (MA)Chemistry
★ Registered ChampionMarta MagieraMarquette University17Mathematics
Registered ChampionMaria CampitelliFlorida International University5Mathematics
Registered ChampionMargie HaakOregon State UniversityChemistry
★ ChampionMargery GardnerColgate University (NY)20Science Education
★★★ ChampionLiza BondurantDelta State University (MS)56Mathematics
Registered ChampionLindsay KeazerSacred Heart University (CT)3Mathematics
★ ChampionLinda VenencianoUniversity of Hawai’i at Mānoa23Mathematics
★ ChampionLiang ZengUniversity of Texas-Rio Grande Valley20Physics
Registered ChampionLeslie West Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)6STEM Teacher Prep
★ ChampionLeah FrazeeCentral Connecticut State University19Mathematics
Registered ChampionLeah ChamberlainUniversity of CincinnatiAdmin
★ ChampionLaura WildingTexas A&M University10STEM
★★ ChampionLaura HenriquesCalifornia State University – Long Beach40Science Education
Registered ChampionLaura FrostFlorida Gulf Coast University3Chemistry
Registered ChampionLaura Bostick Louisiana Tech University Education
★ ChampionLaura AltfeldSaint Leo University, FL23Biology
Registered ChampionLara DickBucknell University3Mathematics
Registered ChampionKurt FletcherSUNY Geneseo, NYPhysics
★★★ ChampionKristine CallanColorado School of Mines99Physics
Registered ChampionKimberly Zeidler-WattersEastern Kentucky UniversityEducation
Registered ChampionKimberly ShawColumbus State University (GA)5Physics
Registered ChampionKevin Dykema Mattawan Consolidated Schools (MI) Mathematics
Registered ChampionKevin CarrPacific University (OR)5Physics
Registered ChampionKerry CresawnJames Madison University (VA)STEM
Registered ChampionKenya M. OvertonUniversity of ConnecticutMathematics
Registered ChampionKelly Costner Winthrop University 7Mathematics
★ ChampionKatie MillerUniversity of Massachusetts - Lowell14Mathematics
Registered ChampionKathryn EarlyAuburn University (AL)Mathematics
Registered ChampionKathleen A. HarperCase Western Reserve University (OH)Physics and Engineering
★★ ChampionKarel JacobsChicago State University36Biology
Registered ChampionKanita DuCloux Western Kentucky University Mathematics
Registered ChampionJulie GrotophorstGreendale SD (WI)4Admin - HR Director
Registered ChampionJosh Stowers Brigham Young University (UT)4Biology
★★ ChampionJosh GrossmanSt. Mary’s College of Maryland38Physics
Registered ChampionJordan HarshmanAuburn University (AL)4Chemistry
Registered ChampionJon AndersonUniversity of Minnesota9Physics
Registered ChampionJomo W. MutegiIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis7Science Education
★★ ChampionJoe KozminskiLewis University (IL)36Physics
★ ChampionJodi FrostIndiana State University13Mathematics
Registered ChampionJillian CavannaUniversity of Hartford (CT)Mathematics
★★ ChampionJill CochranBerry College (GA)35Mathematics
★★ ChampionJessie Store Alma College (MI)25Mathematics
★ ChampionJeremy ZelkowskiThe University of Alabama12Mathematics
Registered ChampionJenny Sagrillo University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mathematics
Registered ChampionJennifer Geib Appalachian State University (NC)4Science Education (all subjects)
★ ChampionJennifer DocktorUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse11Physics
Registered ChampionJennifer DechaineCentral Washington University5STEM Teacher Education
Registered ChampionJennifer ClinkenbeardCalifornia State University – Monterey Bay4Mathematics
Registered ChampionJennifer AlbertThe Citadel (SC)Science Education
Registered ChampionJenna PorterCalifornia State University - Sacramento9STEM
Registered ChampionJenifer HummerWest Chester University (PA)5Math Education
★ ChampionJen McNallyCurry College (MA)12Mathematics
★★★ ChampionJeffrey WilliamsBridgewater State University (MA)78Physics
★ ChampionJeffrey Carver West Virginia University 22Chemistry
Registered ChampionJason Sullivan STEMteachersNYC9K-12 Science
★ ChampionJane JacksonArizona State University 22Physics
★ ChampionJacqueline CoomesEastern Washington University13Mathematics
Registered ChampionJackie BortiatynskiPenn State UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionJack KronserDouglas County SD (CO)Admin - HR Director
Registered ChampionHolly S. AtkinsSaint Leo University (FL)9Math Education
Registered ChampionGreg Hale The University of Texas at Arlington Chemistry
★ ChampionGabe Spalding Illinois Wesleyan University 12Physics or Physics Education
Registered ChampionFrank LockRetired/Informal EducatorMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionFelicia Smith The University of Alabama Mathematics
★ ChampionEvonne BaldauffWaynesburg University (PA)17Chemistry
Registered ChampionEric KuoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPhysics
Emma KhorunzhyColorado School of Mines Student Ambassador
Registered ChampionEmily Jackson-OsagieSouthern University and A&M College (LA)3STEM Education
Registered ChampionEmily BordaWestern Washington University3Chemistry
Registered ChampionEkaterina LioutikovaUniversity of Saint Joseph (CT)3Mathematics
★★ ChampionEarl LegleiterFort Hays State University (KS)29STEM Education
★★★ ChampionEarl BlodgettUniversity of Wisconsin – River Falls145Physics
Registered ChampionDori HargroveShepherd University (WV)Mathematics
★ ChampionDiane BarrettUniversity of Hawaii - Hilo15Mathematics
Registered ChampionDerrick S HarknessUtah State UniversityMathematics
★ ChampionDawson Lang Colorado School of Mines 15Physics
Registered ChampionDavid AndersonUniversity of WyomingChemistry
★ ChampionDarin KnappCentral Washington University15Mathematics
Registered ChampionDaniel ThompsonClemson University (SC)4Physics
Registered ChampionDaniel KingDrexel UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionDaniel BoltonUniversity of Colorado - Boulder8Physics
★ ChampionDana FranzMississippi State University12Mathematics
Registered ChampionDan MacIsaacSUNY Buffalo State College6Physics
Registered ChampionCynthia GardnerMaryville College (TN)Education
★★★ ChampionClay StanfieldTexas A&M University - Commerce58Physics
★ ChampionClay Roan University of Indianapolis (IN)13Mathematics
★★ ChampionCindy Schwarz Vassar College 25Physics
★★ ChampionChuhee KwonCalifornia State University – Long Beach26Physics
Registered ChampionChristine Liebe Colorado School of Mines 4Computer Science
★ ChampionChris BrazierCalifornia State University – Long Beach16Chemistry
Registered ChampionCheryl Ordorica Chico State (CA)STEM
Registered ChampionCharles LiuCUNY College of Staten IslandPhysics
Registered ChampionCharity Cayton East Carolina University (NC) Mathematics
Registered ChampionChalandra Gooden The University of Alabama Mathematics
Registered ChampionCatherine KlehmOral Roberts University (OK)8Chemistry
Registered ChampionCarrie-Anne SherwoodSouthern Connecticut State UniversityScience Education
Registered ChampionCaroline HardinWestern Washington University3Mathe/STEM/CS
Registered ChampionCarolina AlvaradoCal State University - Chico9Physics
★ ChampionBryan Rebar University of Oregon 11STEM
Registered ChampionBrian UtterUniversity of California – Merced6Physics
Registered ChampionBrian Lawler Kennesaw State University 9Mathematics
Registered ChampionBlake Peterson Brigham Young University (UT)Mathematics
★ ChampionBin XiaoUniversity of Mississippi11Physics
Registered ChampionBeverly Smith East Tennessee State University 8Physics
Registered ChampionBethany LaValleyThe University of Mississippi4Mathematics
Registered ChampionBeth ParksColgate University (NY)8Physics
★ ChampionBarbara ReisnerJames Madison University (VA)15Chemistry
★ ChampionBabette BenkenCalifornia State University – Long Beach19Mathematics
★ ChampionAubrey Brammar SouthallAurora University (IL)21Education
★★ ChampionArthur Eisenkraft UMass Boston 39Physics
Registered ChampionApril NelmsUniversity of North Georgia4Education
Registered ChampionAnne BentleyLewis & Clark College (OR)Chemistry
★ ChampionAnisha CampbellUniversity of Maryland13STEM Education
Registered ChampionAngela Webb James Madison University (VA)Science Education
Registered ChampionAndrew Kuck University of Connecticut Mathematics
★★ ChampionAndreas BillCalifornia State University – Long Beach33Physics and Astronomy
Registered ChampionAndrea MunroPacific Lutheran University (WA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionAndrea Ashley-OyewolePrairie View A&M University (TX)5Chemistry
Registered ChampionAmy WaglerUniversity of Texas - El Paso4Mathematics
Registered ChampionAlice SteimleUniversity of MississippiMathematics
Registered ChampionAlice ChurukianUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill6Physics
Registered ChampionAlice BruceUniversity of MaineChemistry
Registered ChampionAlexandra TarabolettiUniversity of the District of ColumbiaChemistry
Registered ChampionAimee HollanderNicholls State University (LA)Science Education
★ ChampionDoug PetkieWorcester Polytechnic Institute, MA10Physics
Registered ChampionElsa Villa The University of Texas at El Paso Computer Science
Registered ChampionKris Wedding CrowellCSU East Bay Physics
Registered ChampionSusan Kempinger North Central College Physics

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American Association of Physics Teachers
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