Victoria L. May, Science Outreach director since 1998, has been appointed assistant dean of Arts & Sciences by Edward S. Macias, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor, dean of Arts & Sciences and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences.
The appointment was effective July 1.
“Vicki has made our Science Outreach program a model for other universities in this country,” said Macias. “This new position recognizes her great success and anticipates further outreach efforts in all parts of Arts & Sciences.”
“I think teaching is the hardest job in the world,” May said.
May knows of what she speaks. She is a former high school and college chemistry instructor, who since coming to the University in 1993 has dedicated her career to supporting K-12 teachers and students. May has been the director of science outreach since 1998.
As director of Science Outreach, May works closely with the science faculty to improve teaching and learning in K-12 schools. A strong believer in the power of partnerships among universities, science education organizations and schools, she has developed programs to help all students learn science through investigation and exploration.
Sarah C.R. Elgin, Ph.D., the Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, professor of biology and founder of Science Outreach, hired May as a consultant for the Modern Genetics high school program in 1993.
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