[Hubert M. Dyasi, Ph.D.]
Professor Hubert M. Dyasi is a science education specialist. He has taught undergraduate and graduate science education courses and supervised school-based student teachers. In addition to directing science teacher education programs serving New York City school districts, he has worked collaboratively with the New York State Education Department and nationally with schools and school districts to develop their inquiry-based science education programs and to implement science inquiry education in classrooms. For twenty years, he directed The City College Workshop Center, a highly respected local, national, and international science education and general education development organization. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford (England) and the California Institute of Technology; he has also been a Fellow of the National Institute for Science Education, and a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Science Education K-12. In 2005 he received the Exploratorium's Outstanding Educator Award and the NSTA's Distinguished Service to Science Education Award in 2008. Dr. Dyasi is a member of the Global Activities Committee that provides professional advice and leadership on science education to the Inter-Academy Panel, a worldwide network of National Academies of Science. He also serves as chairperson of NSTA's Awards and Recognition Committee. His scholarly work includes contributing chapters to, and co-authorship of books such as America's Lab Report (National Academy Press, 2005); Teaching Science in the 21st Century (NSTA, 2005); Crossing Borders in Literacy and Science Instruction: Perspectives on Theory and Practice (International Reading Association and the National Science Teachers Association, 2004); Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics (Corwin Press, 2003); The National Science Education Standards (National Academy Press, 1996); Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning (National Academy Press, 2000). Most recently, he has contributed to the development and publication of Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education edited by Wynne Harlen (Association for Science Education, 2010).