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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
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
★★★ ChampionEarl BlodgettUniversity of Wisconsin – River Falls165Physics
★★★ ChampionKristine CallanColorado School of Mines99Physics
★★★ ChampionJeffrey WilliamsBridgewater State University (MA)78Physics
★★★ ChampionClay StanfieldTexas A&M University - Commerce58Physics
★★★ ChampionLiza BondurantDelta State University (MS)56Mathematics
★★★ ChampionThomas M. BrownAppalachian State University (NC)52Physics
★★★ ChampionTJ NovielloWorcester Polytechnic Institute, MA51Physics
★★ ChampionJoe KozminskiLewis University (IL)46Physics
★★ ChampionSarah Formica University of North Georgia42Physics
★★ ChampionLaura HenriquesCalifornia State University – Long Beach40Science Education
★★ ChampionArthur Eisenkraft UMass Boston 39Physics
★★ ChampionMelanie PivarskiRoosevelt University (IL)39Mathematics
★★ 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
★★ ChampionAndreas BillCalifornia State University – Long Beach33Physics and Astronomy
★★ ChampionTy Valentine St. Vrain Valley School District, CO32Human Resources
★★ ChampionEarl LegleiterFort Hays State University (KS)29STEM Education
★★ ChampionChuhee KwonCalifornia State University – Long Beach26Physics
★★ ChampionCindy Schwarz Vassar College, NY 25Physics
★★ ChampionJessie Store Alma College (MI)25Mathematics
★ ChampionLaura AltfeldSaint Leo University, FL23Biology
★ ChampionLinda VenencianoUniversity of Hawai’i at Mānoa23Mathematics
★ ChampionJane JacksonArizona State University 22Physics
★ ChampionJeffrey Carver West Virginia University 22Chemistry
★ ChampionTracy HalmiPenn State Erie – The Behrend College22Chemistry
★ ChampionAubrey Brammar SouthallAurora University (IL)21Education
★ ChampionMeghan MarreroMercy College (NY)21Science Education
★ ChampionLiang ZengUniversity of Texas-Rio Grande Valley20Physics
★ ChampionMargery GardnerColgate University (NY)20Science Education
★ ChampionRobin Smith Florida State University 20STEM Teacher Prep
★ ChampionBabette BenkenCalifornia State University – Long Beach19Mathematics
★ ChampionLeah FrazeeCentral Connecticut State University19Mathematics
★ ChampionJason ChanCalifornia State University - East Bay19STEM Teacher Education
★ ChampionSteve ElliottUniversity of Tennessee at Martin 18
Mathematics
★ ChampionEvonne BaldauffWaynesburg University (PA)17Chemistry
★ ChampionMarta MagieraMarquette University, WI17Mathematics
★ ChampionMichael MarderUniversity of Texas – Austin17Physics
★ ChampionChris BrazierCalifornia State University – Long Beach16Chemistry
★ ChampionPaul MillerWest Virginia University16Physics
★ ChampionPeanut McCoyAzusa Pacific University (CA)16Physics
★ ChampionRory Waterman University of Vermont and State Agricultural College 16Chemistry
★ ChampionTony MusumbaRiverside City College, CA16Physics
★ ChampionVera MagoninerCalifornia State University Sacramento16Physics
★ ChampionLeslie West Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)16STEM Teacher Prep
★ ChampionDarin KnappCentral Washington University15Mathematics
★ ChampionDawson Lang Colorado School of Mines 15Physics
★ ChampionDiane BarrettUniversity of Hawaii - Hilo15Mathematics
★ ChampionStephanie CaseyEastern Michigan University15Mathematics
★ ChampionSujata KrishnaUniversity of Florida15Physics
★ ChampionJane LongStephen F. Austin State University, TX15Mathematics
★ ChampionTodd Oberg Illinois College 15Mathematics
★ ChampionKatie MillerUniversity of Massachusetts - Lowell14Mathematics
★ ChampionDoug PetkieWorcester Polytechnic Institute, MA14Physics
★ ChampionAnisha CampbellUniversity of Maryland13STEM Education
★ ChampionClay Roan University of Indianapolis (IN)13Mathematics
★ ChampionJacqueline CoomesEastern Washington University13Mathematics
★ ChampionJodi FrostIndiana State University13Mathematics
★ ChampionKris Wedding CrowellCSU East Bay 13Physics
★ ChampionDana FranzMississippi State University12Mathematics
★ ChampionGabe Spalding Illinois Wesleyan University 12Physics or Physics Education
★ ChampionJen McNallyCurry College (MA)12Mathematics
★ ChampionJeremy ZelkowskiThe University of Alabama12Mathematics
★ ChampionK. Elizabeth HammondsColumbus State University12Mathematics
★ ChampionMichael Odell University of Texas at Tyler 12Science and Math Education
★ ChampionBin XiaoUniversity of Mississippi11Physics
★ ChampionBryan Rebar University of Oregon 11STEM
★ ChampionJennifer DocktorUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse11Physics
★ 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 ChampionJason Sullivan STEMteachersNYC9K-12 Science
Registered ChampionJenna PorterCalifornia State University - Sacramento9STEM
Registered ChampionJon AndersonUniversity of Minnesota9Physics
Registered ChampionMatt Richard University of Kansas9Physics
Registered ChampionHope BlincoMineral County School District, NV9Human Resources
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 ChampionJomo W. MutegiIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis7Science Education
Registered ChampionKelly Costner Winthrop University 7Mathematics
Registered ChampionPatrick EggletonTaylor University (IN)7Mathematics
Registered ChampionRichard L Pearson IIIEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)7Physics
Registered ChampionAlice ChurukianUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill6Physics
Registered ChampionBrian UtterUniversity of California – Merced6Physics
Registered ChampionDan MacIsaacSUNY Buffalo State College6Physics
Registered ChampionMichelle Richards-BabbWest Virginia University6Chemistry
Registered ChampionRhonda DzakpasuGeorgetown University, DC6Physics
Registered ChampionWendy Muzien California State University, Long Beach 6Education
Registered ChampionApril VierraFrederick County Public Schools6HR Recruiter
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 ChampionKevin CarrPacific University (OR)5Physics
Registered ChampionKimberly ShawColumbus State University (GA)5Physics
Registered ChampionMaria CampitelliFlorida International University5Mathematics
Registered ChampionSteve PollockUniversity of Colorado – Boulder5Physics
Registered ChampionAmy WaglerUniversity of Texas - El Paso4Mathematics
Registered ChampionApril NelmsUniversity of North Georgia4Education
Registered ChampionBethany LaValleyThe University of Mississippi4Mathematics
Registered ChampionChristine Liebe Colorado School of Mines 4Computer Science
Registered ChampionDaniel ThompsonClemson University (SC)4Physics
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 ChampionMichelle CirilloUniversity of Delaware4Mathematics
Registered ChampionNicole CookFlorida International University4STEM Education
Registered ChampionTariq AkmalWashington State University4Teacher Education
Registered ChampionYagi SeanyelleUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa4Mathematics
Registered ChampionChris FischerUniversity of Kansas4Physics
Registered ChampionJillian DiBonaventuraWorcester Polytechnic Institute4Teacher Preparation
Registered Championadam_bennion@byu.eduBrigham Young University, UT4Chemistry
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 ChampionAshley TitusTexas Christian University 3Mathematics
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 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 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 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 ChampionFelicia Smith The University of Alabama Mathematics
Registered ChampionFrank LockRetired/Informal EducatorMath or Math Education
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 ChampionJennifer AlbertThe Citadel (SC)Science Education
Registered ChampionJenny Sagrillo University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mathematics
Registered ChampionJillian CavannaUniversity of Hartford (CT)Mathematics
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 Zeidler-WattersEastern Kentucky UniversityEducation
Registered ChampionKurt FletcherSUNY Geneseo, NYPhysics
Registered ChampionLaura Bostick Louisiana Tech University Education
Registered ChampionLeah ChamberlainUniversity of CincinnatiAdmin
Registered ChampionMargie HaakOregon State UniversityChemistry
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 ChampionMichelle BunaganThe College of New JerseyChemistry
Registered ChampionMichelle KingWestern Colorado UniversityMathematics
Registered ChampionNick DoeWellesley College (MA)Chemistry
Registered ChampionPatricia Stan Taylor University (IN)Chemistry
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 ChampionSarah LeGresley RushUniversity of Kansas Physics
Registered ChampionSharon VestalSouth Dakota State UniversityMath or Math Education
Registered ChampionSoleste Hilberg University of California - Santa CruzEducation
Registered ChampionSonali RajeTowson University (MD)Chemistry
Registered ChampionSusan Kempinger North Central College, IL Physics
Registered ChampionTim DeisUniversity of Wisconsin-PlattevilleMathematics
Registered ChampionTim NeubertAmerican Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)PK-12 teaching careers
Registered ChampionTim SoreyCentral Washington UniversityChemistry
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 ChampionValerie Long Indiana University of Pennsylvania Mathematics
Registered ChampionVaughn LaptisteChristel House Indianapolis (IN)Mathematics
Registered ChampionZach BurkhardtDecatur Central High School (IN)Chemistry
Registered ChampionElizabeth SturmLewis University, ILEducation
Registered ChampionSandi CooperBaylor University, TXMathematics
Registered ChampionElizabeth BarlowAuburn University, ALMathematics
Registered ChampionGordon MintonSanta Margarita Catholic High School, CAMathematics
Registered ChampionJen SorensenSeattle University, WAChemistry
Registered ChampionDr. Debra NakamaSouthern University at Baton Rouge, LAVice Chancellor of Student Affairs (retired)
Registered ChampionMatt Switzer Texas Christian University Mathematics
Registered ChampionKimberly GlassSpringdale Public Schools, ARDirector K-12 PD & Recruitment
Registered ChampionJaymika Mitchell Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MDHR Recruiter
Registered ChampionSusanne LintzNorthmont City School District, OHDirector of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
Registered ChampionMichael NehringMSD Decatur Township Schools, INHR Director

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Partners

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American Association of Physics Teachers
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