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New Faces

We Have a New Chair!

lisa martin-hansen

The Science Education Department is thrilled to announce the appointment of Lisa Martin-Hansen as faculty member and department chair. Lisa joins CSULB after nine years at Georgia State University. Whilst in Atlanta, Lisa worked as a unit chair, graduate coordinator, and program developer while teaching courses in both science and education. With 19 publications, dozens and dozens of presentations at national and local conferences, and external grants, Lisa is well known in the U.S. science education community. She's currently a candidate for president of the Association of Science Teacher Educators. Her background includes being a faculty member at Drake University, a doctorate from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes), and eleven years of experience teaching elementary and middle level science. We are tickled pink she decided to join the family of the Science Education Department faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and we look forward to working with our new colleague.

New Faces in the Department

We have had some changes in Science Education these past several months. As you have already read, Dr. Lisa Martin-Hansen is joining us as the new Department Chair. We are thrilled to have her with us and look forward to many years collaborating together.

We have seen other changes in the front office. Hellen Carcamo had a baby and went on maternity leave. We are excited about the new addition to her family and wish her the best while she and her son spend some time bonding. While gone, Xiao Wong has joined us. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department was nice enough to loan us Xiao while Hellen was out. Xiao has been a great addition to the department, and we are so happy to have had her help and expertise while Hellen is gone.