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Andrew Shouse



Andrew W. Shouse is an educational researcher and policy analyst whose interests include teacher development, science education, and communication of educational research to policy and practice audiences. In his current position as Program Officer with the National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Science Education (BOSE) he is involved in four sponsored projects. He is Co-Director (with Heidi Schweingruber) of Science Learning K-8, a synthesis of the multi-disciplinary literature on science learning, which will provide strategic guidance for future research and development in science education (sponsored by NSF, NIH, and the Merck Institute for Science Education). He is Director of the Science Learning K-8 Practitioner project (a "translation" of the Science Learning K-8 report findings for an audience of school, district, and state-level science education practitioners). Dr. Shouse is also Director of Learning Science in Informal Environments, a synthesis study of the literatures on learning science in non-school settings (sponsored by NSF). He is also currently conducting (with Yan Liu) an evaluation of the Educational Outreach Component of NSF's Materials Science Research Centers (subcontract with the NRC Board on Physics and Astronomy).

Dr. Shouse serves as an advisor to a U.S. Department of Education-sponsored teacher quality study (Doug Harris, Florida State University, PI). He reviews for the journal Urban Education, annual conferences of the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and sits on NSF's Math-Science Partnerships review panel.

Prior to joining the NRC, Dr. Shouse worked as an educational research and evaluation consultant (clients include The Educational Policy Center at Michigan State University, the State of Michigan, and The World Bank), a science center administrator, and elementary and middle grades teacher. Dr. Shouse received his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University.