NCSE is pleased to welcome DeeDee Wright, NCSE's new Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Education Research and Evaluation. Wright comes to NCSE from Colorado State University, from which she will soon earn her Ph.D. in ecology, with a human-environment specialization. Her experience also includes a 25-year career teaching K-12 science and supporting teachers as a curriculum coordinator.
At NCSE, she will be working with the Breaking Down Barriers and Supporting Teachers programs by developing and conducting research and evaluation related to climate change and evolution education. "To truly understand the effectiveness of the NCSE lesson plans in developing scientific literacy in students, it is important to also understand the teacher experience in delivering the curriculum," she commented. "Conducting evaluation and research simultaneously helps us to see the myriad of ways teaching and learning are intertwined."