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All faculty members in the natural sciences departments at the University of Pittsburgh are automatically members of dB-SERC. 

Administrative Structure

   Founding Director
   Chandralekha Singh, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
   Office: Allen 221A




   Center Administrator (dB-SERC and PQI)
   Barbara Delraso
   Office: Thaw B
dB-SERC Data Administrator
Carmela Rizzo
dB-SERC Teacher Scholar
Danny Doucette
dB-SERC Teacher Scholar
Z. Yasemin Kalender
dB-SERC Teacher Scholar
Kyle Whitcomb

Former Staff

Alexandru Maries, PhD
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Emily Marshman, PhD
CCAC, Pittsburgh

Advisory Committee within the University of Pittsburgh

  • Sam Donovan, Research Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • Joseph Grabowski, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nancy Kaufmann, Assistant director of undergraduate research, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • Daniel Mosse, Chair, Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chris Schunn, Professor, Department of Psychology, Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center (LRDC), University of Pittsburgh
  • John Twyning, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Carol Washburn, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Learning (CIDDE), University of Pittsburgh

Advisory Committee outside the University of Pittsburgh

  • Eric Brewe, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Florida International University
  • Scott Franklin, Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kathleen Harper, Lecturer, College of Engineering and Engineering Education Innovation Center, Ohio State University
  • Frederick Reif, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Education, Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley

Synergistic Centers