Michelle Brand Buchanan, MAT, NBCT
Michelle Brand Buchanan is the new Assistant Director for UALRTeach. Michelle has a BS in Education from the University of North Texas and a MAT from Louisiana College. She taught 13 years in junior high science in Texas and Louisiana and three years at Louisiana College. She has traveled all over the world to bring various experiences back to her classroom: from Antarctica to The Galapagos Islands. Her use of scientific data in the classroom and teaching styles has brought numerous state and national awards, among them include the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for National Excellence in K-8 Science Teaching, American Star of Teaching award, PBS Creative Teaching National Award, and Antarctica Service Medal of the United Sates of America. Michelle is National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Science.
Kelly Chaney is the Master Teacher in the UALRTeach program.Â She has a BSE in vocational education from the University of Arkansas, a MSE in science education from UALR, and a MLS from University of Central Arkansas and has been teaching science in public schools for 25 years.Â Chaney has been a Fulbright Memorial Fellow to Japan and has been a summer researcher at Cornell University, the Naval Academy, Boston University, Washington and Lee and University of Oklahoma.Â She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Science and has extensive training in the use of inquiry methods in science education.
Jennifer Johnson is the Administrative Assistant for UALRTeach. She pursued an accounting degree at Mississippi College where she graduated December 2009. She was inspired to become a classroom teacher after interacting with children at various functions in Vicksburg. She completed her first year of teaching (2011-2012). She is currently pursuing a Master of Middle School Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Tony Hall, Ph.D., Chair, Associate Professor of theÂ Department of Physics and Astronomy: Co-Director
James M. Fetterly, Ph.D., Assistant ProfessorÂ of Secondary Education: Co-Director
Gail Hughes,Â Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Education
Ann Bain, Ed. D., Interim Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics