Charles W. (Andy) Anderson is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University, where he has been since receiving his Ph.D. in science education from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He is past president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and associate editor of Cognition and Instruction. He recently served as a member of NRC’s Committee on Science Learning, K-8 and NRC’s Climate Change Education Roundtable. He won the career award for Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. His current research focuses on the development of learning progressions leading to environmental science literacy for K-12 and college students.
Role(s) in BANR: Dr. Anderson will help to develop BANR educational programs, including development of curricula and assessments, and professional development for educators.