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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)

2018 Board Members

President* Patricia Morrell University of Portland
President Elect* Valarie Akerson Indiana University
Past President* Gillian Roehrig University of Minnesota
Senior Board Member* David Haury The Ohio State University
Senior Board Member* Debi Hanuscin Western Washington University
At large Board Member Lisa Borgerding Kent State University
At large 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
Senior Regional Representative* Young-Shin Park Chosun University
Regional Representative Rommel Miranda Towson University
Regional Representative Emily Dare Michigan Technological 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
Director of  Electronic Services John Rhea University of Virginia
Conference Program Coordinator Meredith McCallister Butler University

To see a full list of the ASTE leadership, including committees, click here.

ASTE Leadership Statements and Legislative Actions