Executive Director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education
Texas Instrument Distinguished Chair
Richard Duschl has been President of NARST – International Association for Science Education Research; served as Director, Division for Research on Learning, NSF; Chaired the NRC research synthesis report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8 (National Academies Press, 2007). Past academic positions, in reverse order include the Waterbury Chair at Penn State University; Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University; Chair of Science Education at King’s College London Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh, Hunter College-CUNY and University of Houston. So, he is no stranger to Texas. He taught high school earth science in Charles Co. MD and middle school science & math in East Lansing, MI..
In 2014 Richard was awarded the NARST Distinguished Career in Research Award. In 2007 he received the ‘Distinguished Alumnus of the Year College of Education’ award from the University of Maryland Alumni Association where he completed his BS in Earth Science Education and Ph.D. in Science Education.
He served for 10 years as the editor Science Education, an international journal of research and scholarship and was editor of the Teachers College Press book series “Ways of Knowing in Science”. His involvement in informal science education has included being Co-PI of the NSF Center for Informal Learning and Schools, serving on the advisory boards of the NJ Liberty Science Center and the Cumberland Science Center, Nashville, TN and as curator for science exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Houston.