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GFO Central

Wendy Adams
Wendy Adams
Executive Director
Allie Bolter
Allie Bolter
Director of Operations
Drew Isola
Drew Isola
Director of Community Initiatives
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Lucia Grande
Sr. GFO Ambassador, Research Assistant, and Website Developer
Ashley Misiewicz
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
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Dawson Lang
Sr. GFO Ambassador
Jia Wern Hue
Postdoctoral Associate
Sabina Schill
Postdoctoral Associate
Alex Adams
Sr. Research Analyst
Connor McGovern
GFO Ambassador and Front End Developer
Nora Kelly
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kaitlin Miller
Kaitlin Miller
Research Assistant
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Besnik Abrashi
Research Analyst
Jared Breakall
Jared B. Breakall
Research Assistant
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Richard L. Pearson III
Research Assistant
Gay Stewart
Gay Stewart
Senior Advisor

Society Leaders

Shari Stockero
Shari Stockero
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Terri Chambers
Terri Chambers
American Chemical Society
Michael Wittmann
American Physical Society
Beth Cunningham
Beth Cunningham
American Association of Physics Teachers
Justine Boecker Harren
American Association of Physics Teachers
Monica Plisch
Monica Plisch
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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Thomas Brown
Appalachian State University

Physics Change Agent

Etta Gravely
Etta Gravely
North Carolina A&T State University

Chemistry Change Agent

Timothy Hendrix
Meredith College

Math Change Agent

William Hunter
William Hunter
Illinois State University

Chemistry Change Agent

Jean Lee
Jean Lee
University of Indianapolis

Math 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

Thomas Noviello
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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

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

★★★ ChampionEarl BlodgettUniversity of Wisconsin – River Falls175Physics
★★★ ChampionKristine CallanColorado School of Mines99Physics
★★★ ChampionJeffrey WilliamsBridgewater State University (MA)96Physics
★★★ ChampionRobin Smith Florida State University 92STEM Teacher Prep
★★★ ChampionLiza BondurantDelta State University (MS)69Mathematics
★★★ ChampionClay StanfieldTexas A&M University - Commerce58Physics
★★★ ChampionJoe KozminskiLewis University (IL)55Physics
★★★ ChampionThomas M. BrownAppalachian State University (NC)52Physics
★★★ ChampionTJ NovielloWorcester Polytechnic Institute, MA51Physics
★★ ChampionConnor McGovern Colorado School of Mines 49Computer Science
★★ ChampionMargaret Mohr-SchroederUniversity of Kentucky45STEM Education
★★ ChampionMelanie PivarskiRoosevelt University (IL)43Mathematics
★★ ChampionEarl LegleiterFort Hays State University (KS)42STEM Education
★★ ChampionSarah Formica University of North Georgia42Physics
★★ ChampionLaura HenriquesCalifornia State University – Long Beach40Science Education
★★ ChampionArthur Eisenkraft UMass Boston 39Physics
★★ ChampionJosh GrossmanSt. Mary’s College of Maryland38Physics
★★ ChampionBarbara ReisnerJames Madison University (VA)37Chemistry
★★ ChampionKarel JacobsChicago State University36Biology
★★ ChampionJill CochranBerry College (GA)35Mathematics
★★ ChampionWill MurrayCalifornia State University – Long Beach35Mathematics
★★ ChampionTy Valentine St. Vrain Valley School District, CO34Human Resources
★★ ChampionAndreas BillCalifornia State University – Long Beach33Physics and Astronomy
★★ ChampionJessie Store Alma College (MI)29Mathematics
★★ ChampionJane JacksonArizona State University 28Physics
★★ ChampionChuhee KwonCalifornia State University – Long Beach26Physics
★★ ChampionJohn BragelmanUniversity of North Georgia26Mathematics
★★ ChampionCindy Schwarz Vassar College, NY 25Physics
★★ ChampionLeslie West Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)25STEM Teacher Prep
★ ChampionTodd Oberg Illinois College 24Mathematics
★ ChampionLaura AltfeldSaint Leo University, FL23Biology
★ ChampionLinda VenencianoUniversity of Hawai’i at Mānoa23Mathematics
★ ChampionJeffrey Carver West Virginia University 22Chemistry
★ ChampionTracy HalmiPenn State Erie – The Behrend College22Chemistry
★ ChampionAubrey Brammar SouthallAurora University (IL)21Education
★ ChampionJay JohnsonLocal First Arizona21Teacher Retention
★ ChampionMeghan MarreroMercy College (NY)21Science Education
★ ChampionLiang ZengUniversity of Texas-Rio Grande Valley20Physics
★ ChampionMargery GardnerColgate University (NY)20Science Education
★ ChampionMichael Odell University of Texas at Tyler 20Science and Math Education
★ ChampionBabette BenkenCalifornia State University – Long Beach19Mathematics
★ ChampionJason ChanCalifornia State University - East Bay19STEM Teacher Education
★ ChampionLeah FrazeeCentral Connecticut State University19Mathematics
★ ChampionLeslie AtkinsBoise State University (ID)19Physics
★ ChampionMartha DayWestern Kentucky University19Chemistry
★ ChampionSteve ElliottUniversity of Tennessee at Martin 18
★ ChampionEvonne BaldauffWaynesburg University (PA)17Chemistry
★ ChampionJen OswaldNorthwestern Oklahoma State University17Teacher Education/Teacher Prep
★ ChampionMarta MagieraMarquette University, WI17Mathematics
★ ChampionMichael MarderUniversity of Texas – Austin17Physics
★ ChampionChris BrazierCalifornia State University – Long Beach16Chemistry
★ ChampionClay Roan University of Indianapolis (IN)16Mathematics
★ ChampionPaul MillerWest Virginia University16Physics
★ ChampionPeanut McCoyAzusa Pacific University (CA)16Physics
★ ChampionRory Waterman University of Vermont and State Agricultural College 16Chemistry
★ ChampionSumita JaggarUniversity of California - Santa Cruz16Mathematics
★ ChampionTony MusumbaRiverside City College, CA16Physics
★ ChampionVera MagoninerCalifornia State University Sacramento16Physics
★ ChampionDarin KnappCentral Washington University15Mathematics
★ ChampionDawson Lang Colorado School of Mines 15Physics
★ ChampionDiane BarrettUniversity of Hawaii - Hilo15Mathematics
★ ChampionJane LongStephen F. Austin State University, TX15Mathematics
★ ChampionSoleste Hilberg University of California - Santa Cruz15Education
★ ChampionStephanie CaseyEastern Michigan University15Mathematics
★ ChampionSujata KrishnaUniversity of Florida15Physics
★ ChampionDoug PetkieWorcester Polytechnic Institute, MA14Physics
★ ChampionKatie MillerUniversity of Massachusetts - Lowell14Mathematics
★ ChampionAnisha CampbellUniversity of Maryland13STEM Education
★ ChampionJacqueline CoomesEastern Washington University13Mathematics
★ ChampionJodi FrostIndiana State University13Mathematics
★ ChampionKris Wedding CrowellCSU East Bay 13Physics
★ ChampionRichard L Pearson IIIEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)13Physics
★ ChampionDana FranzMississippi State University12Mathematics
★ ChampionFonya Crockett ScottMiddle Tennessee State University12STEM Education
★ ChampionGabe Spalding Illinois Wesleyan University 12Physics or Physics Education
★ ChampionJen McNallyCurry College (MA)12Mathematics
★ ChampionJeremy ZelkowskiThe University of Alabama12Mathematics
★ ChampionK. Elizabeth HammondsColumbus State University12Mathematics
★ ChampionRobynne Lock Texas A&M University-Commerce12Physics
★ ChampionBin XiaoUniversity of Mississippi11Physics
★ ChampionBryan Rebar University of Oregon 11STEM
★ ChampionJennifer DocktorUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse11Physics
★ ChampionJonathan Fitz GeraldRhodes College, TN10Plant Biology
★ ChampionLaura WildingTexas A&M University10STEM
★ ChampionStephen TsuiCalifornia State University – San Marcos10Physics
★ ChampionThomas O'Kuma Lee College (TX) 10Physics
Registered ChampionBrian Lawler Kennesaw State University 9Mathematics
Registered ChampionCarolina AlvaradoCal State University - Chico9Physics
Registered ChampionHolly S. AtkinsSaint Leo University (FL)9Math Education
Registered ChampionHope BlincoMineral County School District, NV9Human Resources
Registered ChampionJason Sullivan STEMteachersNYC9K-12 Science
Registered ChampionJenna PorterCalifornia State University - Sacramento9STEM
Registered ChampionJon AndersonUniversity of Minnesota9Physics
Registered ChampionMatt Richard University of Kansas9Physics
Registered ChampionSusanne LintzNorthmont City School District, OH9Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
Registered ChampionBeth ParksColgate University (NY)8Physics
Registered ChampionBeverly Smith East Tennessee State University 8Physics
Registered ChampionCatherine KlehmOral Roberts University (OK)8Chemistry
Registered ChampionDaniel BoltonUniversity of Colorado - Boulder8Physics
Registered ChampionJillian DiBonaventuraWorcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)8Teacher Preparation
Registered ChampionMatt Switzer Texas Christian University 8Mathematics
Registered ChampionNicole WeirMontclair State University, NJ8STEM Education
Registered ChampionChristine Liebe Colorado School of Mines 7Computer Science
Registered ChampionDaniel ThompsonClemson University (SC)7Physics
Registered ChampionJomo W. MutegiIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis7Science Education
Registered ChampionKathleen KristianIona University, NY7Chemistry or Chemistry Education
Registered ChampionKelly Costner Winthrop University 7Mathematics
Registered ChampionPatrick EggletonTaylor University (IN)7Mathematics
Registered ChampionSarah DyessThe University of Alabama in Huntsville7Mathematics
Registered ChampionApril VierraFrederick County Public Schools6HR Recruiter
Registered ChampionBrian UtterUniversity of California – Merced6Physics
Registered ChampionBrynja KohlerUtah State University6Mathematics
Registered ChampionDan MacIsaacSUNY Buffalo State College6Physics
Registered ChampionJeffrey HovermillNorthern Arizona University6Mathematics
Registered ChampionMichelle Richards-BabbWest Virginia University6Chemistry
Registered ChampionRhonda DzakpasuGeorgetown University, DC6Physics
Registered ChampionWendy Muzien California State University, Long Beach 6Education
Registered ChampionAndrea Ashley-OyewolePrairie View A&M University (TX)5Chemistry
Registered ChampionJenifer HummerWest Chester University (PA)5Math Education
Registered ChampionJennifer DechaineCentral Washington University5STEM Teacher Education
Registered ChampionJohnna GobleShippensburg University, PA5Mathematics
Registered ChampionKevin CarrPacific University (OR)5Physics
Registered ChampionKimberly ShawColumbus State University (GA)5Physics
Registered ChampionMaria CampitelliFlorida International University5Mathematics
Registered ChampionSteve PollockUniversity of Colorado – Boulder5Physics
Registered ChampionSusan Kempinger North Central College, IL 5Physics
Registered ChampionAdam BennionBrigham Young University, UT4Chemistry
Registered ChampionAlicia ScottLaurens School District 55, SC4HR
Registered ChampionAmy GreeneAlbright College, PA4Chemistry
Registered ChampionAmy WaglerUniversity of Texas - El Paso4Mathematics
Registered ChampionApril NelmsUniversity of North Georgia4Education
Registered ChampionBethany LaValleyThe University of Mississippi4Mathematics
Registered ChampionChris FischerUniversity of Kansas4Physics
Registered ChampionHaley Richardson The University of Texas at El Paso 4Other
Registered ChampionJennifer ClinkenbeardCalifornia State University – Monterey Bay4Mathematics
Registered ChampionJennifer Geib Appalachian State University (NC)4Science Education (all subjects)
Registered ChampionJordan HarshmanAuburn University (AL)4Chemistry
Registered ChampionJosh Stowers Brigham Young University (UT)4Biology
Registered ChampionJulie GrotophorstGreendale SD (WI)4Admin - HR Director
Registered ChampionJulie TalbotUniversity of West Georgia4Physics
Registered ChampionMichelle CirilloUniversity of Delaware4Mathematics
Registered ChampionNicole CookFlorida International University4STEM Education
Registered ChampionTariq AkmalWashington State University4Teacher Education
Registered ChampionValerie Long Indiana University of Pennsylvania 4Mathematics
Registered ChampionYagi SeanyelleUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa4Mathematics
Registered ChampionAshley TitusTexas Christian University 3Mathematics
Registered ChampionBrittany LaneMetropolitan State University of Denver3All SOE Grad programs
Registered ChampionCaroline HardinWestern Washington University3Mathe/STEM/CS
Registered ChampionEkaterina LioutikovaUniversity of Saint Joseph (CT)3Mathematics
Registered ChampionEmily BordaWestern Washington University3Chemistry
Registered ChampionEmily Jackson-OsagieSouthern University and A&M College (LA)3STEM Education
Registered ChampionLara DickBucknell University, PA3Mathematics
Registered ChampionLaura FrostFlorida Gulf Coast University3Chemistry
Registered ChampionLindsay KeazerSacred Heart University (CT)3Mathematics
Registered ChampionMeghan DiBaccoCinco Ranch High School (TX)3Physics
Registered ChampionNicholas FortuneWestern Kentucky University3Mathematics
Registered ChampionRoxie Allen St. John's School (TX)3Chemistry
Registered ChampionStephanie ShepherdAuburn University (AL)3AUTeach Co-Director
Registered ChampionAaron LeeSaint Mary’s College of California2Physics or Physics Education
Registered ChampionJennifer ParsonsTyler Jr. College, TX2Physics
Registered ChampionRenee CoxNorth Park University, IL2Sponsored Projects
Registered ChampionPam MorkConcordia College (MN)1Chemistry
Registered ChampionAimee HollanderNicholls State University (LA)Science Education
Registered ChampionAlexandra TarabolettiUniversity of the District of ColumbiaChemistry
Registered ChampionAlice BruceUniversity of MaineChemistry
Registered ChampionAlice SteimleUniversity of MississippiMathematics
Registered ChampionAndrea HenleCarthage College, WIBiology
Registered ChampionAndrea MunroPacific Lutheran University (WA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionAndrew Kuck University of Connecticut Mathematics
Registered ChampionAngela Webb James Madison University (VA)Science Education
Registered ChampionAnne BentleyLewis & Clark College (OR)Chemistry
Registered ChampionBlake Peterson Brigham Young University (UT)Mathematics
Registered ChampionBrian MoudryDavis & Elkins College (WV)Mathematics
Registered ChampionCarrie-Anne SherwoodSouthern Connecticut State UniversityScience Education
Registered ChampionChalandra Gooden The University of Alabama Mathematics
Registered ChampionCharity Cayton East Carolina University (NC) Mathematics
Registered ChampionCharles LiuCUNY College of Staten IslandPhysics
Registered ChampionCheryl Ordorica Chico State (CA)STEM
Registered ChampionCynthia GardnerMaryville College (TN)Education
Registered ChampionDaniel KingDrexel UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionDavid AndersonUniversity of WyomingChemistry
Registered ChampionDerrick S HarknessUtah State UniversityMathematics
Registered ChampionDori HargroveShepherd University (WV)Mathematics
Registered ChampionDr. Debra NakamaSouthern University at Baton Rouge, LAVice Chancellor of Student Affairs (retired)
Registered ChampionElizabeth BarlowAuburn University, ALMathematics
Registered ChampionElizabeth SturmLewis University, ILEducation
Registered ChampionElsa Villa The University of Texas at El Paso Computer Science
Student Ambassador Emma KhorunzhyColorado School of Mines Student Ambassador
Registered ChampionEric KuoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPhysics
Registered ChampionErin Servillo East Windsor Regional (NJ)Admin
Registered ChampionFelicia Smith The University of Alabama Mathematics
Registered ChampionFrank LockRetired/Informal EducatorMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionGordon MintonSanta Margarita Catholic High School, CAMathematics
Registered ChampionGreg Hale The University of Texas at Arlington Chemistry
Registered ChampionJack KronserDouglas County SD (CO)Admin - HR Director
Registered ChampionJackie BortiatynskiPenn State UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionJames AutryUniversity of Texas Permian BasinSTEM Education, UTeach UTPB
Registered ChampionJaymika Mitchell Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MDHR Recruiter
Registered ChampionJen SorensenSeattle University, WAChemistry
Registered ChampionJennifer AlbertThe Citadel (SC)Science Education
Registered ChampionJenny Sagrillo University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mathematics
Registered ChampionJill BirrenMarquette University, WISTEM Education
Registered ChampionJillian CavannaUniversity of Hartford (CT)Mathematics
Registered ChampionKania GreerGeorgia Southern UniversityGeneral Education
Registered ChampionKanita DuCloux Western Kentucky University Mathematics
Registered ChampionKathleen A. HarperCase Western Reserve University (OH)Physics and Engineering
Registered ChampionKathryn EarlyAuburn University (AL)Mathematics
Registered ChampionKenya M. OvertonUniversity of ConnecticutMathematics
Registered ChampionKerry CresawnJames Madison University (VA)STEM
Registered ChampionKevin Dykema Mattawan Consolidated Schools (MI) Mathematics
Registered ChampionKimberly GlassSpringdale Public Schools, ARDirector K-12 PD & Recruitment
Registered ChampionKimberly SeashoreSan Francisco State University, CAMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionKimberly Zeidler-WattersEastern Kentucky UniversityEducation
Registered ChampionKirstin MilksMonroe County Community School Corporation (IN)AP Bio and Earth/space science
Registered ChampionKurt FletcherSUNY Geneseo, NYPhysics
Registered ChampionLaura Bostick Louisiana Tech University Education
Registered ChampionLeah ChamberlainUniversity of CincinnatiAdmin
Registered ChampionLydia FoxUniversity of the Pacific, CAGeological & Environmental Sciences
Registered ChampionMargie HaakOregon State UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionMaria FernandezFlorida International UniversitySTEM Education
Registered ChampionMathangi Krishnamurthy Fitchburg State University (MA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionMatthew J. MioUniversity of Detroit Mercy (MI)Chemistry
Registered ChampionMatthew Miller South Dakota State University Chemistry
Registered ChampionMelissa VanAlstine-ParisAdelphi University (NY)Chemistry
Registered ChampionMichael NehringMSD Decatur Township Schools, INHR Director
Registered ChampionMichelle BunaganThe College of New JerseyChemistry
Registered ChampionMichelle KingWestern Colorado UniversityMathematics
Registered ChampionNathan BlomAlabama A&M UniversitySTEM Education
Registered ChampionNick DoeWellesley College (MA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionPatricia Stan Taylor University (IN)Chemistry
Registered ChampionRoger WolbertPennsylvania Western UniversityMathematics
Registered ChampionRuss Carley New Castle Area School District / Butler County Community College / Slippery Rock University (PA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionSam Pazicni University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry
Registered ChampionSandi CooperBaylor University, TXMathematics
Registered ChampionSarah LeGresley RushUniversity of Kansas Physics
Registered ChampionSharon VestalSouth Dakota State UniversityMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionSonali RajeTowson University (MD)Chemistry
Registered ChampionTim DeisUniversity of Wisconsin-PlattevilleMathematics
Registered ChampionTim NeubertAmerican Association for Employment in EducationPK-12 teaching careers
Registered ChampionTim SoreyCentral Washington UniversityChemistry
Registered ChampionTimothy ClarkLoyola University MarylandMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionTimothy ColePrairie View A&M University (TX)Education
Registered ChampionTodd WeaverUniversity of Wisconsin La CrosseChemistry
Registered ChampionToni Sauncy Texas Lutheran University Physics
Registered ChampionTyler KinnerGeorgia Tech Research InstituteChemistry
Registered ChampionVaughn LaptisteChristel House Indianapolis (IN)Mathematics
Registered ChampionZach BurkhardtDecatur Central High School (IN)Chemistry
Registered ChampionJames WhiteJuniata College, PAPhysics or Physics Education
Registered ChampionSarah BustinUniversity of Massachusetts LowellPhysics or Physics Education

Past Research Team Members

Leslie Bolda
Colorado School of Mines

Past Undergraduate Research Assistant

Elias Euler
Colorado School of Mines

Past Research Associate

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

Gwyneth Ormes
Colorado School of Mines

Past Research Assistant

Brian Pyper
Brigham Young University - Idaho

Past Visiting Scholar

Faith Ann Santucci
Colorado School of Mines

Past Research Assistant



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