Awards, Committees and Professional Organizations

Phi Delta Kappa 1995 Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award, 1992 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Academic Excellence Award, Biology, 1973 Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Professional Committees
Delegate to the TIMSS Forum: North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (UNC-MSEN and NCDPI, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (1998-1999).

Praxis Validation Committee: ETS and Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Atlanta, GA (1995-1996).

National Science Scholars Program Nominating Committee: Raleigh, NC (1994-1995).

Executive Board Member, North Carolina Student Academy of Science: (1980 - 1995).

Tidewater Congress (East Virginia regional Science Fair Competition). Newport News, VA 1989).

Planning Committee, North Carolina State Science Olympiad, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC (1986).

North Carolina Representative to the National Science Olympiad Planning Convention, St. Claire, MI (1984).

Instructional Committees
Campbell University: Buies Creek, NC University Committees School of Education Committees.

Teacher Education Committee, (1998-1999) School of Education Technology Committee, (1998-1999) Chair (1999 to present).

Friends of Education Advancement Committee, (1998-1999) Chair (1999 to present).

School of Education Scholarship/ Awards Committee, (1998-1999) Wesleyan College: Macon, GA College Committees.

Master of Arts Development Committee (1995-1996) Chair (1995-1996),

Graduate Council (1996-1997) Chair (1996-1997) Department of Education.

Teacher Education Committee, (199-1997) North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC School of Psychology and Education.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Mathematics and Science Education (1994-1995).

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Science Education Form, Graduate Student Representative (1990).

Professional Memberships
Association of Education of Teachers in Science (AETS)

Association of Teacher Educators-North Carolina (ATE-NC)

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Served as reviewer for research proposals for the 1998 National meeting.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

National Middle School Association (NMSA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSTA)

North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCACTE)

Georgia Principles of Educating Teacher: Middle Grades Mathematics and Science (POET)

Georgia Initiative in Mathematics and Science EducationCollaborative (GIMS)

Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE)

Georgia Association of Independent Colleges of Teacher Education (GAICTE)

Member of SERVIT a Research and Curriculum Development Team: Science House, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
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