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Lauren Adamo
Email: lneitzke@eps.rutgers.edu
School / Department: School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Adamo is the Co-Director of the Rutgers Geology Museum. Her research interests include: Education and Outreach, Stable Isotope Stratigraphy, and Paleoceanography. Read more about Dr. Adamo's work..

Atif Akin

Atıf Akın is an artist and designer living in New York. His work is about technoscientific criticism in the context of contemporary art, science and politics and examines science, nature, mobility, and politics through an (a)historical and contemporary lens. Through a series of activities made up of research, Akın’s work invokes technoscientific criticism in an aesthetic context. He joined the Mason Gross faculty of in 2011

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson is Director of Virtual Worlds for Rutgers University, and Trustee at Fair Use Building and Research Labs. As a member of Fubar Labs, Rick has worked to provide programs on soldering, basic electronics, Arduino and 3D printing to the New Jersey community. As Director of Virtual Worlds he has created World Manager for LMS compatible game technology, and web accessible learning scenarios.

Dan Battey
Email: dan.battey@gse.rutgers.edu
School / Department: Graduate School of Education

Dan Battey is an Associate Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Battey's scholarship centers on understanding teacher change in response to mathematics PD in urban schools. His work centers on engaging teachers in opportunities to learn within and from their practice in a way that sustains and generates change as well as challenge meta-narratives that limit opportunities for students of color in mathematics. Drawing on research of students’ mathematical thinking, he studies teacher knowledge, identity, and practice within the context of urban schools. Because of his focus on spaces where educational systems often underserve students, Dr. Battey’s work also focuses on understanding the sociological contexts in which teachers work, including policy and social ideologies and how these mediate what and how teachers interact with students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

Neal M Bennett

Digital media producer Neal M Bennett began his career in the mid 90s as a television writer and producer for WPHL 17 in Philadelphia. Soon after, he worked as a production associate for several feature films and began working as a production tech for Comcast and Cablevision. After spending a few years at local cable networks, Bennett was hired to travel with the TLC crew as a locations coordinator/unit manager for Trading Spaces.

Bennett is currently working for the School of Communication and Information as a Teaching Instructor in the Journalism and Media Studies department. He is also working with the Mason Gross School of Arts Extension Division to develop, teach and supervise filmmaking and certification programs. Learn more about his work here.

Erica Boling
Email: erica.boling@gse.rutgers.edu
School / Department: Graduate School of Education
Dr. Boling received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. She has worked as an elementary school teacher in Chile, Luxembourg, and the United States. In addition, she assisted in developing the first TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification program in South Korea while working at Sookmyung Women’s University. Dr. Boling is interested in teacher education and supporting classroom teachers in providing literacy instruction to diverse populations of students. Her current research investigates the impact of technology on teaching and learning and how the integration of technology can challenge the fundamental beliefs that educators hold about literacy education.
Elizabeth Bonawitz

Dr.Bonawitz's research bridges two research traditions: Cognitive Development and Computational Modeling. By bridging these methods, she hopes to understand the structure of children's early causal beliefs, how evidence and prior beliefs interact to affect children's learning, the developmental processes that influence children's belief revision, and the role of social factors (such as learning from others) in guiding learning. 

Jeff Buechner

Dr. Jeff Buechner received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University (New Brunswick), the top department in the world for philosophy of mind. He works primarily in the philosophy of mind and psychology, but explores connections between these areas and mathematics and computer science. In particular, he is interested in how results in computational complexity theory can be used in adjudicating issues in the philosophy of mind. His book Gödel, Putnam and Functionalism (MIT Press, 2008, 345pp) is a defense of cognitive science against Hilary Putnam's well-known attacks upon it.

Michael J. Camasso

Michael J. Camasso, Ph.D., is co-founder of Nurture through Nature and a professor of agricultural, food and resource economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Camasso is a Fulbright Scholar whose work on social and human capital development has been recognized nationally and internationally.

Stephen Skip Carter

Stephen "Skip" Carter helped establish many major initiatives at Rutgers, including two professional and continuing education units concentrating on IT, green technology, engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship.  More recently, Mr. Carter established Rutgers first "Makerspace", an open lab innovation center offering specialized resources such as 3d printers, laser cutters, and co working space.