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Arthur Eisenkraft, Ph.D.
Arthur Eisenkraft is the Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Professor
of Physics and Director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at
the University of Massachusetts Boston. For 25 years, he taught high school physics
and was a 6-12 science coordinator. He is past president of the National Science
Teacher Association. He is currently chair of the Science Academic Advisory Committee
of the College Board. He is project director of the NSF-supported Active Physics
Curriculum Project that is introducing physics instruction for the first time to
all students and leading a similar effort with Active Chemistry. He is chair and
co-creator of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards, involving 15,000 students annually.
His current research projects include investigating the efficacy of a second generation
model of distance learning for professional development; a study of professional
development choices that teachers make when facing a large scale curriculum change
and assessing the technological literacy of K-12 students.
Eisenkraft has received numerous awards recognizing his teaching and related work
including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, the American
Association of Physics Teachers Millikan Medal, the Disney Corporation’s Science
Teacher of the Year, and the NSTA Robert Carleton Award. He is a fellow of the AAAS,
holds a patent for a laser vision testing system and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
from Rennssalaer Polytechnic Institute.
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