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ASTE Mission Statement

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) promotes leadership and support for professionals involved in the education and development of teachers of science at all levels.  ASTE advances practice and policy through scholarship, collaboration, and innovation in science teacher education.

History of ASTE

ASTE (formerly the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science or AETS) can trace its history back to the 1920s. Learn about our history and view a list of Past ASTE Presidents.


ASTE Leadership

ASTE is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors chair a variety of committees that help conduct the work of the organization in accordance with our Bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

2019 Board Members

President* Valarie Akerson Indiana University
President Elect* Gil Naizer Texas A&M Commerce
Past President* Patricia Morrell University of Portland
Senior Board Member* Lisa Borgerding Kent State University
Senior Board Member* Catherine Martin-Dunlop Morgan State University
At large Board Member Renee Schwartz Georgia State University
At large Board Member Ian Binns University of North Carolina at Charlotte
At large Board Member Margaret Blanchard North Carolina State University
At large Board Member Andrea Burrows University of Wyoming
Senior Regional Representative* Rommel Miranda Towson University
Regional Representative Emily Dare Florida International University
Regional Representative Jonah Firestone Washington State University
Graduate Student Representative Katie Green North Carolina State University
NSTA Director of  Preservice Teacher Ed Paul Adams Fort Hays State University

* indicates membership on the Executive Committee

Administrative Members

Executive Director Robert Hollon University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Incoming Executive Director Kate Popejoy Popejoy STEM, LLC
Director of  Electronic Services John Rhea University of Virginia
Conference Program Coordinator Meredith McCallister Butler University

A full list of the ASTE leadership, including committees.

ASTE Leadership Statements and Legislative Actions