International Council of Associations for Science Education



 

ICASE Executive Committee (January 2014 -  2017 )

ICASE membership spans the world led by a Management Committee (President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer) responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the Council, working closely with Regional Representatives and Chairs of Standing Committees. Presidential terms are noted below.

President (2014-2017)
Dr. Teresa Kennedy
Assistant Vice President for International Programs; Professor, Bilingual/ELL/STEM Education, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
E-mail: tkennedy@uttyler.edu
(Member Organisations – Council of Elementary Science International of the
U.S.-CESI; National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions
of the U.S.-NASSMC; National Science Teachers Association of the
U.S.-NSTA; Texas STEM Center Coalition of the U.S.-T-STEM)
*Also Membership Chair
   

Immediate Past President (2011-2014)
Dr. Ben Akpan
Executive Director of the Science
Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
Abuja, Nigeria
E-mail: ben.b.akpan@gmail.com
(Member Organisation – Science Teachers Association of Nigeria-STAN)
*Also World Conference Chair
   

President-Elect (2014-2017)
Dr. Bulent Cavas
Professor, Dokuz Eylul University
Izmir, Turkey
E-mail: bulentcavas@gmail.com
(Member Organisation – Dokuz Eylul University)
*Also Webmaster/Web Communications
   

Past President (2008-2011)
Dr. Jack Holbrook
Visiting Professor, Center of Science Education, University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia
E-mail: jack@ut.ee
(Member Organisation – Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education (HKASME)
*Serves in advisory capacity to the Management Committee/Also International Projects Chair
   

Secretary
Dr. Yasemin Ozdem
Assistant Professor, Gaziosmanpasa University, faculty of Education
Tokat Turkey
E-mail: yasemin.ozdem@gop.edu.tr
(Member Organisation – FENÖDER – Science Teacher’s Association of Turkey)
   

Treasurer
Ms. Mary Mullaghy
Irish Science Teachers Association - ISTA
Ireland
E-mail: mmullaghy@gmail.com
(Member Organisation – Irish Science Teachers Association - ISTA)
   

Regional Representatives

Regional Representative for Africa
Dr. Mamman Wasugu
Provost (President), Federal College of Education, Katsina State University, Katsina, Nigeria
Senate Chair, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Professor of Science Education
E-mail: mammanwasagu@yahoo.ca
(Member Organisation – Science Teachers Association of Nigeria-STAN)
   

Regional Representative for Asia
Dr. Manabu Sumida
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Ehime University
Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama City, Japan
E-mail: msumida@ed.ehime-u.ac.jp
(Member Organisation – Japan Society for Science Education - JSSE)
   

Regional Representative for Australia/Pacific
Dr. Christine McDonald
Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, South Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: c.mcdonald@griffith.edu.au
(Member Organisation –Australian Science Teachers Association – ASTA)
   

Regional Representative for Europe
Dr. Sue Dale Tunnicliffe
Professor of Science Education
Leadership, Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators - CASTME, United Kingdom
E-mail: lady.tunnicliffe@mac.com
(Member Organisation – Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators - CASTME)  
   

Regional Representative for Latin America
Dr. Christiane Gioppo
Faculty Member, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Educação, Departamento de Teoria e Prática de Ensino (DTPEN)
Curitiba, PR - Brasil
E-mail: cgioppo@yahoo.com
(Member Organisations – Brazilian Association for Biology Education - SBEnBio; Brazilian Association for Research in Science Education - ABRAPEC; Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science - SBPC)
   

Regional Representative for North America
Dr. Michael Padilla
Professor of Science Education
Former President, NSTA
South Carolina, USA
E-mail: padilla@clemson.edu
(Member Organisations – Council of Elementary Science International of the U.S.-CESI; National Science Teachers Association of the U.S.-NSTA)
   

Chairs of Standing Committees

International Projects
Dr. Jack Holbrook
Visiting Professor, Center of Science Education, University of Tartu
Past President and Newsletter Editor
Tartu, Estonia
E-mail: jack@ut.ee
(Member Organisation – Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education (HKASME)
   

Membership
Dr. Teresa Kennedy
Professor, Bilingual/ELL/STEM Education
Director, International Division, The GLOBE Program
University of Texas at Tyler, USA
E-mail: tkennedy@uttyler.edu
(Member Organisations – Council of Elementary Science International of the
U.S.-CESI; National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions
of the U.S.-NASSMC; National Science Teachers Association of the
U.S.-NSTA; Texas STEM Center Coalition of the U.S.-T-STEM)
   

Pre-secondary & Informal Science Education
Dr. Steven Sexton
Senior Lecturer, Science Education, College of Education
University of Otago,
Dunedin, New Zealand
E-mail: steven.sexton@otago.ac.nz
(Member Organisation – New Zealand Association of Science Educators - NZASE)  
   

Research and Publications
Dr. Baohui Zhang
Shaanxi Normal University
Xian, China
E-mail: baohui.zhang@snnu.edu.cn

(Member Organization - National Association for Science Education, The Chinese Society of Education, CNASE)
   

Safety in Science Education
Dr. James Kaufman
President/CEO, The Laboratory Safety Institute
Natick, Massachussetts, USA
E-mail: jim@labsafetyinstitute.org
(Member Organisation – Laboratory Safety Institute-LSI)
   

Science and Technology Education Centres
Dr. Janchai Yingprayoon
Deputy Director, International College,
Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
janchai@loxinfo.co.th
(Member Organisation –Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University) *ICASE Past President (2004-2007)
   

Sustainability and Environmental Education
Dr. Elaine Horne
Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
E-mail ehorne54@iinet.net.au
(Member Organisation – Australian Science Teachers Association-ASTA)
   

University Liaison
Dr. Miia Rannikmae
Professor, Center of Science Education
University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
E-mail: miia@ut.ee
(Member Organisations – Centre for Science Education, University of Tartu)
   

World Conferences
Dr. Ben Akpan
Executive Director of the Science
Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
Abuja, Nigeria
E-mail: ben.b.akpan@gmail.com
   

World Headquarters Coordinator
Dr. Declan Kennedy
Senior Lecturer in Science Education
Department of Education, University College Cork, Ireland
E-mail: d.kennedy@ucc.ie
(Member Organisation – Irish Science Teachers Association - ISTA)
   
Web Communications
Dr. Bulent Cavas
Associate Professor, Department of Science Education
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
E-mail: bulentcavas@gmail.com
(Member Organisation – Dokuz Eylul University)
Science Education International
The Official Journal of ICASE
Dr. Baohui Zhang
Shaanxi Normal University
Xian, China
E-mail: baohui.zhang@snnu.edu.cn

(Member Organization - National Association for Science Education, The Chinese Society of Education, CNASE)