Herbert P. Ginsburg holds the Jacob H. Schiff Chair at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is Professor of Psychology and Education. For the past 30yearshe has conducted research on cognitive development, particularly the development of children's mathematical thinking, both within the U. S. and in various cultures around the world. He has used the knowledge gained from research to develop several kinds of educational applications. He has created video workshops to enhance teachers' understanding of their children's learning of mathematics. He has contributed to the Silver Burdett & Ginn mathematics textbook series. He has developed tests of mathematical thinking and has explored how the "clinical interview" method for assessing children's mathematical knowledge can be used by teachers in their classrooms. Currently, he is engaged in research on young children's mathematical competence,and is developing a new mathematics curriculum for 4- and 5-year-old children.
Louis Gomez holds the MacArthur Chair in Digital Media and Learning in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. Gomez has served since 2008 as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is part of the Network Initiation and Development effort. Beginning in 2009, he held the Helen S. Faison Chair in Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was also director of the Center for Urban Education and a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. From 2001 to 2008, he held a number of faculty appointments at Northwestern University, including the Aon Chair in the Learning Sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy. Prior to joining academia, he spent 14 years working in cognitive science and human–computer interaction research at Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). His scholarship focuses on understanding how to catalyze organizational change in schools and other institutions that improves the life chances of learners. His active research includes organizational improvement, the application of computing and networking technology to teaching and learning applied cognitive science, and human–computer interaction. Gomez received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and a doctorate in cognitive psychology from UC Berkeley in 1979.
George E. Hein
Emily A. Maitin is the Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for The Nelson Companies, where she oversees all legal matters pertaining to the Company’s real estate and business related activities, including acquisitions, development, financing, leasing, property management, construction and general corporate and partnership matters. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Maitin was an associate attorney with the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester in Boston and also served as a Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Massachusetts. Ms. Maitin is a cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review, holds a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College.
Ms. Maitin is on the Board of Directors of the New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. and served as its President from 2000-2002. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Historical Society, Inc. and is a member of the Wellesley Historic District Commission, an alternate member of the Wellesley Historical Commission, and a member of the Wellesley Community Preservation Committee. Ms. Maitin serves as the Clerk of several nonprofit organizations, including the 128 Business Council, TERC, and the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Inc. and is a member of CREW Boston, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Christina Olayon-Baker has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. She has a diverse background in product development, strategy and research. Christina was a Vice President in Global Product Development & Research team at State Street Global Advisors where she was responsible for product development with a focus on institutional clients. Prior to State Street, Christina spent ten years in Investment Product Management & Development team and served as Director at Fidelity Investments. In this role, Christina was responsible for product management, competitive research, product positioning and education. She worked closely with the investment teams and key business partners across the firm. Before joining Fidelity Investments, Christina was a Product Manager and member of Wealth Management team at Commonwealth Financial Network. Christina has been working in the investment industry since 1999. Prior to financial industry, Christina spent time working across a diverse set of industries such as sports marketing, advertising and health care. Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated from Boston College. Christina earned Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University and completed Next Generation Executive Program at The Partnership.
Chi Onyebuchi is a Director of Global Program Management at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this role, she actively leads the project planning efforts of the Global Product Team (GPT) in defining, implementing and driving the asset strategy and operational plan. Chi leads and manages the global, cross-functional and cross-divisional GPT through the project plan execution and holds teams to the highest standards for operational excellence in drug development and life cycle management. She currently supports multiple programs within Takeda’s Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Unit.
Chi is no stranger to project and program leadership or the pharmaceutical and Biotech industry. Prior to joining Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2017, Chi worked in a diverse range of roles for companies including Biogen, Merck & Co, Inc., Schering Plough Corporation, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has over 18 years of experience in clinical research operations and project/program management.
Chi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Binghamton University, a Master of Public Health degree from New York University and is currently completing a PhD in Epidemiology at Walden University.
Diane L. Souvaine
Dr. Diane L. Souvaine is a Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University. She served as Vice Provost for Research from 2012-2016 then senior advisor to the provost at Tufts University until August 2017, drawing on institutional knowledge and experience to initiate, develop and/or refine strategic projects that enhanced the mission and goals of Tufts. She chaired the Department of Computer Science from 2002-2009.
Prior to Tufts, Dr. Souvaine was a member of the Rutgers University faculty for 12 years. During her tenure at Rutgers, she served in the Directorate of NSF’s Science and Technology Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), a groundbreaking academic/industry collaboration of Princeton, Rutgers, Bell Labs and Bellcore. DIMACS is tasked with both the theoretical development of mathematics and computer science and their practical applications.
Dr. Souvaine received her Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University from which she also received her M.S.E. in electrical engineering and computer science and M.A. in computer science. She earned an M.A.L.S. in mathematical sciences from Dartmouth College and graduated with distinction from Harvard University, earning an A.B.c.l. in English and American language and literature, with a second concentration in mathematics. Dr. Souvaine’s research contributions range from solving challenging problems in computational geometry to practical application across disciplines. In addition to her scientific and policy contributions, Dr. Souvaine is dedicated to increasing diversity and advancing women and underrepresented groups in mathematics, science, and engineering and works to enhance pre-college education in mathematics and computational thinking. Dr. Souvaine was appointed in 2008 to the National Science Board, a 24-member body that governs the National Science Foundation and advises the United States government about science policy. In 2014 she was reappointed and . She was elected vice chair on May 6, 2016 and chair on May 3, 2018.
Rosann Tung was Director of Policy, Research, and Evaluation at New York University's Metro Center until March 2019. Guided by the frameworks of critical race theory and the opportunity gap, she led team conducting anti-racist and feminist research to inform district level reform and community organizing, and to empower students, families, and communities historically marginalized by systemic inequalities.
Previously, Rosann was founding Director of Research and Policy at Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and founding Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) in Boston. In those roles, she led studies to inform district policy, autonomous small school reform, English learner education, patterns of enrollment and outcomes in Boston Public Schools, and community organizing for education justice. She was lead author of Promising Practices, Unfinished Business and a chapter in Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies, edited by Patricia Gandara. Prior to her tenure at CCE, Tung conducted evaluations of federally funded systemic science and math reform efforts at Lesley University’s Program Evaluation and Research Group. She has served on the Massachusetts Committee on the Proficiency Gap and the board of the Mission Hill School in Boston, MA. She currently serves on the boards of Friends of Chinatown Library in Boston and Boston Big Picture School. She earned a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in Biological & Biomedical Sciences from Harvard University.
Jo Anne Vasquez
Senior STEM Consultant, Arizona State University Office of EVP for Knowledge Enterprise Development
Dr. Vasquez has been a classroom teacher, district science specialist for Mesa Public Schools, professor of science education at Arizona State University, and director of professional development and outreach ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET). She joined the Helios Education Foundation in 2008 and in 2015 transitioned into a STEM Education Consulting role. She is now the Senior STEM Education Consultant for ASU’s International Development and Knowledge Enterprise Development and The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College’s Center for Advanced Global Education.
A recognized leader in Science and STEM Education, Dr. Vasquez is the Past President of the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Education Leadership Association, she was a Presidential Appointee to the National Science Board, the governing board of the National Science Foundation, becoming the firstand onlyK-12 educator to ever hold a seat on this prestigious board. Her distinguished service and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education at the local, state and national levels has won her numerous awards: the 2014 National Science Education Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in Science Education. 2013 National Science Board Public Service Award, and the 2006 “Robert H. Carlton Award” for Leadership in Science Education, NSTA highest award. She has also received, the “Distinguished Service to Science Education Award” the “Search for Excellence in Elementary Science Education and Supervision Award” the 2007 New York Academy of Science’s “Willard Jacobson Award” for major contribution to the field of science education and was the 2004 NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) honoree for her contributions to improving education. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Jo Anne holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.
Jo Anne has authored and co-authored several Science and STEM Education Books. She has served on, and provided leadership for, many prestigious Boards for example: Vice-Chair of the National Science Board’s Commission on 21st Century STEM Education, Chair of the Elementary Science Teaching and Assessment Standards for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Executive Board Member for the National Academy of Science’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education, committee chair and program reviewer for National Science Foundation, and board member for: NASA’s Classroom of the Future, National Resource Center’s LASER Project, PBS’s Scienceland, Sally Ride’s Science Academy, WestEd, National Academy of Science Leadership Mentoring Program and in 2015 was appointed to the Board of Trusties for TERC.
Honorary Board Members
H. Bruce Boal*
In gratitude for his vision and leadership, we honor H. Bruce Boal, who served on the board from 1965 to 2012. As Treasurer of TERC, and a board member since the organization's founding, he was vital to the growth of TERC into a nationally-recognized organization in mathematics and science education research.
After graduation from Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Bruce Boal was commissioned in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps officer. In the 1960s, he joined Arthur Nelson in growing an electronics company that capitalized on the sudden interest in scientific, foreign language, and technical education. Mr. Boal was the President of Boaleeco Inc., a family-owned company active in meeting the needs of educators in developing countries for curriculum materials and related laboratory equipment.
Former TERC Board Members
Hubert M. Dyasi
Susan F. Friel
C. Bernard Fulp
Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Jonathan A. King
Allen Z. Kluchman*
Pendred E. Noyce
Robert S. Peterkin
Richard R. Ruopp*
Barbara C. Sampson
Robert F. Tinker*
Edward B. Van Dusen*