About Us

The Science Education Community (SEC) MERLOT Portal is being developed by the MERLOT Science Education Council consisting of individuals from higher education; the K-12 educational community; professional organizations and societies; the CSU Chancellor’s Office; and the California Department of Education.

The purpose of the SEC portal is to provide future and current science teachers with user-friendly access to a wealth of valuable information and links to outstanding digital resources for teaching and learning science including those found in MERLOT and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

Science Education Council Members:
  • Dr. David M. Andrews, Professor of Biology & Science Education
    CSU Fresno – Project Leader
  • Mr. Jaime Arvizu, Assoc Dir Science & Mathematics Education Center
    CSU Fresno
  • Ms. Christine Bertrand, Executive Director
    California Science Teachers Association
  • Dr. Joan Bissell, Director for Teacher Education
    CSU Chancellor's Office
  • Dr. Bonnie Brunkhorst, Professor of Geological Sciences and Science Education
    CSU San Bernardino
  • Dr. Herb Brunkhorst
    Professor of Science Education and Biology
    CSU San Bernardino
  • Mr. Dean Gilbert, Science Consultant
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Dr. Art Hammon, Education Specialist
  • Dr. Laura Henriques, Professor of Science Education
    CSU Long Beach
  • Dr. Ron Hughes, Associate Professor of Science Education
    CSU Bakersfield
  • Mr. Phil Lafontaine, Director Professional Development and Curriculum Support, California Department of Education
  • Dr. James Marshall, Professor of Science Education
    CSU Fresno
  • Dr. Kathy Norman, Professor of Science Education
    CSU San Marcos
  • Dr. Jerry Valadez, Science Education Coordinator
    Fresno Unified School District



  • Dr. Gerry Hanley, Executive Director MERLOT & Director, Division of Academic Technology CSU Chancellor's Office At Large




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