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Center Director

Janet Frost

In her role as the Center’s director, Janet Frost initiates and expands on collaborations among education, health science, and STEM-focused faculty that are focused on research, PK-12 outreach, K-20 professional development, and STEM education policy. Her research centers on influences that promote or constrain educational improvements and change as well as innovative educational contexts and approaches.

Frost is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the WSU College of Education. Her background is in mathematics education. Read more about Janet Frost.


Devasmita Chakraverty

Devasmita Chakraverty is assistant professor of science education at the WSU Spokane College of Education. Her background is in zoology, environmental sciences, public health (toxicology), and science education.

Chakraverty also has research experience in chemistry education and biology education.  She has worked in the United States, India and Germany and is fluent in four different languages. Read more about Devasmita Chakraverty

Robert Danielson

Robert Danielson is an Assistant Professor of educational psychology at the WSU Spokane College of Education.  He has a B. A. in Psychology from California State University, Chico.

Danielson’s research focuses on students in K-12 through college, as well as members of the public. He also examines the educational, policy, and health-related implications of the public’s understanding of science. Read more about Robert Danielson

 Gregg Godsey

Gregg Godsey has a master’s degree in biology from Washington State University and a BA in biology from Earlham College in Indiana. Most of his early work was in ecological studies of bats and birds. He worked as a museum preparator at WSU’s Conner Museum for three years. His training eventually led him to teach high school science – 28 years in Washington, 24 in a rural district north of Spokane.

Godsey’s current position at WSU as the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences Director and adjunct faculty allows him to continue his work by getting great science/STEM curriculum into classrooms across the state and around the country.

Executive Committee

  • Mike Trevisan, Dean of the WSU College of Education
  • Amy Roth McDuffie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and External Funding at the WSU College of Education