The following experts are available to speak with the media on key topical issues.
To find an expert in other issues, please contact Lisa Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-352-5461.
Education Policy Leadership
Dan Goldhaber – Teacher Quality
Dr. Goldhaber is affiliated with the Center for Education Data & Research and a research professor in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. Goldhaber’s work focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, including the effects of teacher qualifications and quality on student achievement, and the impact of teacher pay structure and licensure on the teacher labor market. Goldhaber’s bio can be found here. He can be reached at 206-616-8793, or DGolhab@uw.edu.
Dan Jaffe – Air Pollution
Dr. Jaffe is an expert on atmospheric chemistry, ozone photochemistry, urban and regional smog and long-range transport of pollutants. Jaffe has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on ozone, aerosols, mercury and other air pollutants. He is widely recognized as an expert on global transport of pollutants, especially transport from Asia to the U.S. and has several papers on the influence of background sources on regional and urban air quality. He recently participated on the panel for the National Academy of Science's study on The Significance of Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollutants. Jaffe's bio can be found here. He can be reached at 425-352-5357, or DJaffe@u.washington.edu.
Warren Gold – Restoration Ecology
Dr. Gold has expertise in arctic and alpine ecology and the restoration of freshwater wetlands. Gold’s recent research looks at ecological restoration in damaged alpine areas and the subtle interplay of botanical species that support life in these sensitive environments. Gold’s bio can be found here. He can be reached at 425-352-5409, or WGold@u.washington.edu.
Rob Turner – Water Contamination and Sustainability Teaching
Dr. Turner’s research tracks pollution as it flows from stormwater runoff into streams, lakes, and the Puget Sound. His current focus is on collecting high-resolution data to investigate the dynamics of nitrate concentrations and nutrient loading impacts upon local bodies of water. Dr. Turner is working with other faculty in the Pacific Northwest to design innovative ways to teach around sustainability and to engage students in community-based research. Turner’s bio can be found here. He can be reached at 425-352-3616, or RTurner@uwb.edu.
Innovation in Pedagogy
Warren W. Buck – The Intersection of Physics and Art
Dr. Buck is an expert in physics as well as its intersection with the visual arts. Areas of expertise in physics include: theoretical high energy nuclear physics, cosmic rays, anti-matter and wake field acceleration. Buck applies his scientific knowledge to explore the connections between physics and art and places where they mutually motivate/inform each other. Buck’s bio can be found here. He can be reached at 425-352-3227, or WBuck@uwb.edu.
Clark Olson – Computer Science
Dr. Olson’s research interests include computer vision and data clustering. He is an expert on the use of digital images for mapping and localization. Olson has worked extensively with NASA/JPL on computer vision for Mars exploration and other applications. Olson’s bio can be found here. He can be reached at 425-352-5288, or CFOlson@u.washington.edu.
Carrie Tzou – Innovation in Science Education
Dr. Tzou’s research revolves around understanding how to take young students’ cultured lives into account in the design of classroom curriculum from elementary to high school. Key areas of expertise include: equity in science education, addressing issues of equity in science education through the design of curriculum materials, and how teachers support inquiry science. Tzou’s bio can be found here. She can be reached at 425-352-3251, or CTzou@uwb.edu.
Robin Angotti – Innovation in Math Education
Dr. Angotti's research places leading-edge game technology inside the classroom. Angotti is currently using off-the-shelf motion-sensing game consoles, such as Microsoft’s Kinect, to achieve better results in teaching math to K-12 students in rural areas of Washington state. Angotti’s bio can be found here. She can be reached at 425-352-3605, or RRider@uwb.edu.