Dr. Myles Boylan
Myles Boylan has been a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Undergraduate Education from 1996. Since 2009 he has co-led TUES (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM), WIDER (catalyzing institution-wide implementation of evidence-based teaching methods), and IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education). His IUSE program work has increasingly emphasized institutional transformation.
Myles’ doctoral work was in industrial economics. He held a variety of academic appointments before joining the NSF. His academic research focused on the process and diffusion of technological innovation and at NSF is currently focused on accelerating the diffusion and propagation of effective teaching.
Robert Hodgdon has been serving students for nearly 26 years as a behavioral intervention specialist, special education teacher, social studies teacher, and science teacher. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono and Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. For the past 13 years, he has taught 7th Grade Life Science at Richmond Hill Middle School, the last four as the advanced content/gifted Life Science teacher. In addition to teaching, Robert developed and currently coordinates a unique ecological studies program whose members include students in grades 6-11, parent volunteers, and colleagues. Robert also served on the State of Georgia Standards Revision Working Committee in 2016 and is a regular contributor to the Georgia Science Teacher Association’s eObservations monthly newsletter. He is a member of the GSTA, NSTA, and NABT in addition to several local conservation groups. He currently lives in Richmond Hill with his wife, Stacey, a special education teacher for Savannah Chatham Schools, and his children Abigail and Connor.
Last updated: 11/22/2017