The STEAM Journal Group

The majority of the team consists of members from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The team work is organized around spheres of expertise, interest and experience. While there are leadership roles in the team at any time projects can involve any member who is interested in that work. By opening up the projects to all STEAM members, individuals self-select what work they will do. In this way the STEAM members are engaged and motivated and the work is meaningful. This also causes for progress and a lack of stagnation. The aim of the STEAM Journal is to produce a stellar publication but it also exists to foster an effective work dynamic for the STEAM team, which in turn we believe provides a positive experience of STEAM.

Board of Advisors

Advisory Board at CGU

Michelle Bligh
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

Michelle C. Bligh is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She received her doctorate in Management and Organizational Behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research interests focus on organizational culture and the role of leaders in influencing and changing corporate cultures, particularly in post-merger organizations. In addition, her research interests include charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, and political and executive leadership. Her work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership, Employee Relations, The Leadership Quarterly, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and The Journal of Business Ethics, and she was awarded the 2003 Sage Outstanding Paper Award for Research Methods. She serves on the editorial review board of The Leadership Quarterly and is co-editor of a 2007 special issue of Applied Psychology: An International Review on follower-centric approaches to leadership. She recently co-edited a book titled Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership: A Tribute to the Memory of James R. Meindl as part of the Leadership Horizons series.

Janet Brodie
School of Arts & Humanities – History

Janet Brodie is the chair of the History department at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Brodie has a Ph.D in History from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in History from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are focused on the Cold War secrecy, War and American cultural history and Women, gender, and Cold War history. Dr. Brodie teaches within the following fields: U.S. social and cultural history, 19th and 20th centuries, Gender and women in U.S. history, Material culture and U.S. history, Environmental history in the U.S. Current Projects that Dr. Brodie is involved in are Nuclear Networks, Radiation, and Secrecy in Los Angeles, 1946-1960. Dr. Brodie’s selected publications are as follows: High Anxieties; Studies in Addiction and Culture, edited with Marc Redfield (University of California Press, 2003), Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-Century America (Cornell University Press, 1994; paperback, 1996).

Samir Chatterjee
School of Information Systems and Technology

Dr. Chatterjee is Professor of computer networking and telecommunications at CGU's School of Information Systems and Technology. He is also the founding director of the Network Convergence Laboratory funded by the National Science Foundation. He also directs the Master’s in Health Information Management degree program at CGU. His main teaching interests are in Management and IT, Health Information Management, Networking and Computer Security. Dr. Chatterjee's research interests are interdisciplinary. His research interests are in software design, networking, persuasive technology and healthcare informatics. Today he leads the emerging field of persuasive technology which includes hardware, software and interfaces that can alter human behavior. His projects currently are designing mobile health solutions to address chronic disease management such as obesity/diabetes and he is also working closely with the US Army to develop a novel game-based exposure therapy for PTSD. His pioneering work in using sensor networks for in-home monitoring of elderly patients has been funded by National Science Foundation. He has also extensively worked in design of new protocols and systems for multimedia communications, video-conferencing, Quality-of-Service, Voice/Video over IP, and Network Security. His most recent work has been in cognitive neuroscience techniques to design better IT products.

Barbara DeHart
School of Educational Studies

Barbara DeHart serves as professor in the School of Educational Studies. Dr. DeHart is the 2010 recipient of the Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award given annually by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) for her work in social justice in education and her mentoring & coaching of women and minorities. Dr. DeHart's research and instruction focus on areas of educational leadership; organizational theory; educational politics, policy and governance (at the macro and micro levels); curriculum, instruction and assessment; and cultural and socioeconomic diversity. Before joining the SES faculty in 2005, Dr. DeHart served public education for thirty-three years, most recently as the Superintendent of Schools in Westminster School District, Orange County, California. She was named Orange County's "Superintendent of the Year" in 2003. Dr. DeHart has been very active in the legislative arena where she advocates for local control of public schools and full funding of Special Education Programs at both the state and federal levels. Students in Dr. DeHart's classes reap the benefits of an exciting, rigorous academic program grounded in the perspective of "real-life" administration. This blend of theory and practice prepare Ph.D. students to successfully meet the many challenges facing public education today, and to become the high quality leaders of tomorrow.

David Drew
School of Educational Studies

David E. Drew holds the Joseph B. Platt Chair. His principal appointment is in the School of Educational Studies, where his teaching focuses on quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and model building. He also has cross-appointments in Management, Psychology, and Mathematics. For ten years David E. Drew served as dean of the School of Educational Studies. Prior to joining the CGU faculty, he held senior research positions at the Rand Corporation, the National Research Council, and the American Council on Education. Earlier he held a research faculty position at Harvard University, from which he received his PhD, and served as head applications programmer at the Harvard Computing Center. He is the author of more than 150 publications, including 9 books. These publications include, for example, a book reporting an evaluation he directed of a billion dollar National Science Foundation program, a Rand report for the White House about Federal funding of biomedical research, and a book about how to increase research productivity in the nation’s universities. STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education in America, published in October 2011, provides a positive blueprint for strengthening America’s schools, colleges, and universities. Read more here

Margaret Grogan
School of Educational Studies

Margaret Grogan is currently Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, California. Originally from Australia, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History and Japanese Language from the University of Queensland. She taught high school in Australia, and was a teacher and an administrator at an international school in Japan where she lived for 17 years. After graduating from Washington State University with a PhD in Educational Administration, she taught in Principal and Superintendent Preparation Programs at the University of Virginia and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She served as Dean of the School of Educational Studies from 2008-2012, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002-2008, and she was President of the University Council for Educational Administration in 2003/4. A frequent keynote speaker, she has also published many articles and chapters and has authored, co-authored or edited five books. Her latest one, co-authored with Charol Shakeshaft is entitled Women in Educational Leadership (2011). Her current research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and leadership for social justice.

Gondy Leroy
School of Information Systems and Technology

Gondy Leroy is Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University. She was educated at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she earned a combined B.S. and M.S. in Experimental Psychology (1996) and the University of Arizona where she earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (2003). She is an IEEE Senior Member and serves on the editorial board of 3 journals.  Her research focuses on natural language processing in medical informatics and digital government. Her projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research and several foundations. She has published her work in ACM computing SurveysJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)Journal of the American Society or Information Science and Technology (JASIST)International Journal of Medical InformaticsEmpirical Software Engineering among others. She authored the book Designing User Studies in Informatics, published by Springer, and conducts tutorials on this topic in the United States, Canada and Asia. As part of her outreach activities, she is a co-team leader at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and also active in organizing and contributing to workshops and doctoral consortia to encourage women to enter and remain in the field of computing.

Lisa Loop
School of Teacher Education

Loop has been a central part of the leadership of CGU’s Teacher Education Program since 1997. Besides being well versed in California standards and requirements as they relate to the credentialing of teachers, Loop is at ease in the world of finance (she has a background in not-for-profit accounting and auditing). Loop utilizes her financial background to find critical resources that bolster students' ability to afford our program. She is also deeply committed to recruiting the highest quality candidates for our schools and has been instrumental in creating partnerships between the math, science, and education faculty across the Claremont Colleges. Loop has been a principal or co-author on grants that have collectively brought more than $4.8 million to CGU. Additionally, she was centrally involved in the Department’s efforts to bring in $9.2 million in grants between 2005-2012. Her research interests include Evaluation Systems related to Teacher Quality and STEM (especially Mathematics).

Wendy Martin
Professor of American Literature & American Studies, School of Humanities & Art - English, Vice Provost & Director of the Transdisciplinary Studies Program - CGU

Wendy Martin is a Professor of American Literature and American Studies and the Director of the Tufts Poetry Award Program at Claremont Graduate University. She is also Vice Provost and Director of Transdisciplinary Studies at CGU and holds the George and Ronya Kozmetsky Endowed Chair of Transdisciplinary Studies.    Before coming to CGU, Professor Martin taught American Literature and American studies at Queens College, CUNY, and she has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of California at Los Angeles.   The author of numerous articles and reviews on American women writers and American literature and culture, she founded and continues to edit Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal in 1972. Amongst her numerous books are The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson (2002); More Stories We Tell: Best Short Fiction by North American Women Writers Since 1970 (2004); The Art of the Short Story (2006); Emily Dickinson (2007) and Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age (2011). She also serves on the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature. Professor Martin has written numerous reviews for the New York Times Book Review and the Lost Angeles Times, and she has lectured on topics in American Literature and both nationally and internationally.

David Pagel
School of Humanities & Art – Art, Professor of Art, CGU

David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. He is an associate professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University, and chair of the art department. He is also an adjunct curator at the Parrish Art Museum, in Southampton, New York. Since 1992 David Pagel has also been a board member for The Foundation for Advanced Critical Studies. David Pagel has a B.A. in University, Modern Thought and Literature, with Honors and Distinction in the Humanities from Stanford University and a M.A. in Art History from Harvard University. David Pagel has held positions at the following places, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Art issues, Bomb Magazine, University of Wisconsin, Otis College of Art and Design, University of Nevada, University of California-Los Angeles, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Monica College, Art Center College of Design, University of Texas-Austin and Ohio State University. David Pagel was the MacGeorge Fellow, at the Department of Art at University of Melbourne, Australia in 2002 and won the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Contemporary Arts Criticism, California Institute of the Arts in 1990. As well as being an artist, art critic and faculty member David Pagel is also an avid cyclist and is a four-time winner of the California Triple Crown.

Laura Zucker
School of Arts & Humanities, Drucker School

Laura Zucker is the Director of the Arts Management program at Claremont Graduate University and teaches a core course for the Arts Management program, the Theory and Practice of Arts Management, in downtown Los Angeles. Laura Zucker has been Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission since 1992. During 2005 Ms. Zucker was on special assignment with Eli Broad to develop Arts + Culture LA to market LA as a cultural destination. Previously, she headed the California Cultural Tourism Initiative, which marketed the arts of California’s three urban regions domestically and internationally. She is the author of a regional study of individual artists as part of the California Arts Council’s economic impact study on the arts. Ms. Zucker is an officer of the Ford Theatre Foundation board, a founding member of the board of Arts for LA, on the Advisory Board for the Angell Foundation and a member of the United States Urban Arts Federation. Ms. Zucker was previously the Executive Director of the Ventura Arts Council and was producing director of the Back Alley Theatre for ten years. She received a B.A. in English from Barnard College and attended the Yale School of Drama.

External STEAM advisors

Edward Abeyta
University of California, San Diego – K-12 Education, STEAM leadership

Edward L. Abeyta, Ph.D. is Director of K-16 Programs at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension. Prior to joining UCSD Extension in 1995, Edward began his service at UCSD as a counselor for the Early Academic Outreach Program serving underrepresented students in San Diego high schools and later assumed the role of Registrar and Director of Academic Services at UC San Diego Extension. Dr. Abeyta has a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, a M.A. from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Post-Secondary Adult Education from Capella University. Edward has been recognized from UCSD and the UC Office of the President for his involvement in staff diversity and development initiatives. In 2008 Edward was selected to a two year term as the Staff Advisor to The Regents where he served on the UC Diversity Commission, Post-retirement Task Force, and The Regents UC Commission on the Future. He recently served on the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) advisory committee on cyber-infrastructure task force on cyber-learning and workforce development with focus on implications for K-14, training and informal science education. Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Abeyta and his wife Candi have lived in California for over 20 years and currently reside in San Diego. He is an active member in the San Diego community as a member of LEAD San Diego, San Diego Workforce Advancement Committee, and Herb Klein Leadership Roundtable. Edward is also a founding board member of the newly established San Diego Urban Discovery Charter School, and trustee for the San Diego Youth Symphony. Dr. Edward Abeyta is involved with 

Dennis Callahan
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Art-Science

Dennis Callahan is a third year graduate student in Materials Science at Caltech. His thesis is focused on exploring design limits for novel types of solar cells to achieve maximum efficiency with minimum cost and use of raw materials. He has created many types of scientific art, and his images have twice consecutively won first place at Caltech's "Art of Science" competition. In his spare time Dennis is an amateur photographer and singer-songwriter. He also experiments with generative art, which is an art form at the intersection of abstract drawing and computer programming in which artistic works are created with a computer through the use of human designed algorithms. One of his major interests and passions is the merging of science and art to help foster a greater widespread understanding of the purpose and importance of each of these typically distinct and ‘under-appreciated’ topics.

Grace Fischer-Adams
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Law

Grace Fisher-Adams has a PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA and a law degree from Loyola Los Angeles. She has worked for the California Institute of Technology for over 14 years: originally at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a staff scientist, on Caltech's campus as an Associate General Counsel, and currently as the Caltech Director of Research Compliance. Ms. Fisher-Adams also worked as an adjunct biology professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1996-2006. Her governance experience includes current membership on the board of Caltech’s Children Center (CCC) since 2008, prior membership on the board of the CCC's sister childcare facility, the Child Educational Center (CEC) at JPL, and membership on the board of the Disability Rights Legal Center, a not-for profit disability advocacy organization.


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