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Winter 2003


Angelia Reid

Angelia Reid-Griffin
is a post-doctorate research associate in the Science Education department at NCSU. She has a BS degree in Biology and a MAEd degree in Science Education from East Carolina University. She has taught various science courses at the high school level. Her research interests include improving the use of technology as a tool in science classrooms at all educational levels, increasing its influence on the success of minorities, and examining the role of science education in community colleges.

Jason A. Wilson

Jason A. Wilson
is a fourth year Masters student in Psychology focusing on industrial and organizational psychology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. Jason works on web design for the College of Education for NC State, and he is also the head teaching assistant for the Learning Technologies Resource Center. Jason's research interests include work-related measurement and analysis pertaining to O*NET (An Online Occupational Information Network).


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Katrina Staley

Katrina Staley is a Doctoral student in Math Education at N.C. State. She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A & T State University in 1989, and a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from North Carolina A & T State University in 2000. Katrina has taught both elementary and High School math courses, and is currently working with Dr. Berenson in the Center for Research for Mathematics and Science Education as a Research Assistant. Her research interests include using technology in the classroom.


David Slykhuis



David Slykhuis graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996 with an all-science teaching degree and a coaching minor. He moved to Pana, Illinois and taught chemistry, advanced chemistry and physics for five years. He was also the girls golf coach and freshman boy's basketball coach. While in Illinois David received his Masters in Education with an emphasis in Physical Science from Eastern Illinois University in 1999. He started on his PhD here at NCSU full time this past fall, 2001. He is interested in technology and science education, especially the delivery of science content via the web to high school students.

Beth Snoke

Beth Snoke
is a first year Masters student in Instructional Technology. She earned a BS in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beth has taught high school physics and currently works as student program coordinator and web master for The Science House. Her interests include technology integration in science and mathematics education.

Karen Creech

Karen Creech is a fourth year Masters student in Curriculum and Instruction at NCSU. She received a BS in Elementary Education from Atlantic Christian College in 1977. Karen taught elementary school in the Nash/Rocky Mount School System for eight years. She is currently working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as an Educator-on-Loan in the Instructional Technology Division and provides WebQuest training opportunities across the state. Karen also received the Carolina On-Line Teacher (COLT) certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education through its LEARN North Carolina program for achieving advanced competencies in Internet-based online teaching methodologies and technologies.

Rita Hagevik

Rita Hagevik is a second-year doctoral student in Science Education and Forestry at NC State University. She received her Masters degree in Science Education with a concentration in Environmental Science from NC State University and BS in Biology from Meredith College. Her certification areas include K-12, Science and AG. She has worked as an elementary school and middle school science teacher for 10 years. Her research interests include the use of Geographic Information Systems in Education and the teaching of thinking in schools. Her goal is to pursue a career in academics that will include research and writing in the area of science and technology education. Most recently, she is working with NCSU and the NC Department of Public Instruction as a Coach 2 Coach Teacher-in-Residence.

Shannon White is a first year Doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at North Carolina State University. She earned a BS in History and Social Sciences from Radford University in 1995. Shannon worked in non-traditional educational settings for three years in Virginia. She received a Masters degree from NCSU in Curriulum and Instruction with a focus in Social Studies Education in 2001. Her research interests include in social studies technology education, school and community partnerships using GIS, and administrative uses of GIS in schools. She currently is working with Dr. Marsha Alibrandi and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Geography and GIS in Education courses at NCSU.

Julie Petlick

Julie Petlick

Terrell Russell is a research assistant for the NSF Science and Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes and a graduate student in computer networking at NC State.




Jayesh Nath


Faculty Editorial Advisor:

Dr. Edwin R. Gerler
Dr. Edwin R. Gerler Professor, Department of Educational Research, Leadership, and Counselor Education


Managing Editor:

Dr. Beckey Reed
Dr. Beckey Reed Consultant for School Services, College of Education


Technology Editor:

Dr. Lisa Grable
Dr. Lisa Leonor Grable Director, Learning Technologies Resource Center, College of Education


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Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal
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Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter 2003
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