Contact Information: Brian Giza, Ph.D.,: Mailing Address: UTEP PMB 235, El Paso, TX 79968
Office Address: Room 808, UTEP College of Education, El Paso Texas, 79968
Associate Professor, Science and Technology Education, The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Teacher Education
Dr. Giza is the Program Director and grant program Principal Investigator, ("PI") of the THECB MSTTPA Cycle 3 Grant Program, better known as the Master Teacher Academies. His roles include working with science and technology education programs and providing over-all Master Teacher Academies Program leadership. His research areas include in open-source technology for education and in teaching science in dual-language settings.
Contact Information: Carolyn Joy Awalt, Ph.D.
Room 808, UTEP College of Education, El Paso Texas, 79968
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Teacher Education
In addition to her Technology Education duties with the Master Teacher Academies, Dr. Awalt is the Online Program Advisor for Technology Education
Contact Information: Olga Kosheleva, Ph.D.
Teacher Education Department, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Teacher Education
Dr. Kosheleva leads the Mathematics Education portions of the Master Teacher Academies program, and works in a variety of other areas of Mathematics Education, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics research.
Contact Information: Michael Eastman, Ph.D., UTEP Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968
Dr. Eastman is a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso. He will be focusing on science content for the Master Teacher Academies Program. Dr. Eastman is the former Dean of Science at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Grant Program Coordinator Melissa Lozano
Ms. Lozano is a doctoral student at UTEP and is a former science facilitator for Socorro ISD. Her office is located in the UTEP College of Education in room 206A, just a few feet from the main entrance to the building. The MTA office telephone number is 915-747-8420. Her email is email@example.com.
Here is an excerpt from the introduction that Ms. Lozano sent out to all participants on October 29, 2009:
My name is Melissa Lozano and I am the new Project Coordinator for the Master Teacher Academies for Math, Science and Technology at UTEP. I am a former EPISD school teacher and was previously an Instructional Specialist for middle school science at the SISD central office. I am principal certified and have also been through the Master Teacher training in science. As a matter of fact I will be taking the Master Science Teacher certification test in April 2010. I completed my Masterís degree a couple of years ago and I am currently pursuing my Doctorate at UTEP, so I have some idea of the concerns and challenges that you might have. My goal is to manage and facilitate the progress of the program and help guide you through it.
I would like to congratulate you in your accomplishments and look forward to assisting you in your journey to better serve your educational community. Please look forward to some e-mails that I am preparing for you on the registration process for spring 2010. I will be the point of contact for most of your registration issues.
Doctoral Student Researcher
To be hired as of July 2009
EDUCAR Research Center
The College of Education's EDUCAR Educational Research Center is responsible for research and data collection / analysis associated with the Master Teacher Academies Program. EDUCAR is led by Dr. Arturo Olivarez.