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UNI professor joins Iowa Academy of Education <br>

October 17, 2002

Gregory Stefanich, UNI professor of curriculum and instruction, (319) 273-2073
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa � The Iowa Academy of Education has named Gregory Stefanich, professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Northern Iowa, its newest member. Stefanich is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Science education.

Only individuals who have made significant contributions to educational improvement through research and scholarly activities are considered for membership. Stefanich was nominated by Sandra Alper, head of the UNI Department of Special Education.

Stefanich has authored three books, numerous book chapters and monographs, and published approximately 50 articles in major refereed journals. He has presented his work at conferences throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia and South America. He has served as the director for 17 externally funded grants and has provided assistance in professional development for over 150 school districts, mostly in Iowa.

Stefanich received his doctorate in curriculum and supervision from the University of Montana. He joined the faculty at UNI in 1986.

The Iowa Academy of Education was created and is supported by the First In the Nation in Education (FINE) Foundation to anticipate the information needs of Iowa educators and policymakers and to give increased credibility to educational research.