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. 


David E. Drew
Professor of Education, CGU

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, about a) the improvement of mathematics and science instruction at all levels of education, b) the development and evaluation of effective undergraduate programs, c) building strong university research programs, and d) health education. 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
Professor of Education, CGU

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. Among the various leadership positions she has held at her institutions and professional organizations, 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.

Sara Kapadia
PhD Education student, CGU

Sara Kapadia is the founder of The STEAM Journal. As an academic and educator and currently a Ph.D. Education student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Sara has formed a transdisciplinary approach to her study and work. Sara’s doctoral research focuses on the intersections of science and art from early childhood through to adulthood. Prior to embarking on a doctoral degree, Sara worked at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) as an early childhood educator for several years, where she specialized in integrating science and art curriculum for young learners. With Bachelors of Education in Science from Cambridge University; a Masters of Arts in Social Justice, Social Policy and Education from University of London and graduate study at Oxford University Sara has had a wide range of academic experiences. Sara has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships. Currently Sara is a research assistant at CGU focused on STEM education. As an evaluator Sara was the qualitative lead for a multi-year evaluation project for an early childhood family center that serves underserved communities. Sara has also been a teaching assistant for an Art, Science and Technology course at Harvey Mudd College. As a writer, dancer and artist, Sara has shown her work in the U.K and U.S., and her artwork has been published in magazines and a book. Currently Sara is working on her dissertation work for her doctoral degree and is looking forward to being a STEAM advocate.

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. Her books include The American Sisterhood: Feminist Writings from the Colonial Times to the Present (1972); An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich (1984); New Essays on The Awakening (1988); We Are the Stories We Tell: Best Short Fiction by North American Women Writers Since 1945 (1990); Colonial American Travel Narratives (1994); The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women (1996); 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
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.



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