Herb Brunkhorst is interviewed at the STEM Summit 2012.
California State University, San Bernardino
Herbert Brunkhorst is Professor of Science Education and Biology at California State University, San Bernardino, and is currently Chair of the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education in the College of Education. He carries a joint appointment in the Department of Biology in the College of Natural Sciences. Dr. Brunkhorst earned a Ph.D. with majors in science education and plant physiology at The University of Iowa. He has been a science educator for the past 35 years; 17 years at the precollege level and the past 18 years at the college level. Dr. Brunkhorst was co- principle investigator of the NSF funded California State University Science Teaching Development Project from 1993-1995, a university system-wide collaboration to improve science teacher preparation. From 1995-1997, he served as a senior faculty researcher on a U.S. Department of Education and Office of Educational Research and Improvement project called the Salish Consortium, a multidimensional collaborative research effort for improving science and mathematics teacher education. In 1998, Dr. Brunkhorst was selected as a California State University Chancellor's Teacher Preparation Scholar as a member of a state-wide teacher preparation curriculum development team to produce a net-based elementary teacher preparation program. For the past eleven years, Dr. Brunkhorst has served as co-director of the Inland Area Science Project, a regional collaborative professional development program in science for K-12 teachers under the sponsorship of the California Subject Matter Projects. Dr. Brunkhorst is the current President of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science. He has co-chaired the National Research Council's Committee on Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation and was recently elected as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.