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Dane Bozeman (Ph.D.., Texas A&M University)

Dane comes to us from West Texas where he taught high school science and mathematics in both public and parochial settings. Dane has also owned his own business and worked in a variety of fields from construction to dog-training. In his leisure time, Dane writes classical and popular music for guitar, producing four albums in the past 13 years. Dane’s research interests include statewide education policies, the role of categorical data analysis techniques in education research, and the effect of student enrollment issues upon science teacher professional decisions. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in the Fall 2010 and currently hold a post-doctoral position at Texas A&M in the College of Education.

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Sara Spikes (Ph.D., Texas A&M University)

Dr. Spikes is post-doctoral research scientist in the department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. in Chemistry (2004) and M.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2007) at Sam Houston State University and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, respectively. For her master's thesis, Sara studied the role gliotoxin has in the virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus. In 2007, Sara enrolled in the doctoral program at Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education. Both her professional and personal research interests include science teachers' retention, health disparities education, mentoring experiences of STEM graduate students, and supporting ethnic minority students' interest, progression and success in obtaining careers in STEM. She received her Ph.D. from TAMU in August 2011.

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