Meet the Coordinators
Program Coordinator, MS in Science Education
Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
PhD, Geography, Clark University, 1974
Bradley Baltensperger, a geography teacher by training, has been co-director of the Science Education PCMI program since its inception in 2008. He works with science graduates who are interested in teaching science through a Peace Corps experience and earning teaching certification in the process.
His areas of research interest include public perception of environmental issues, natural hazards, and environmental history. As part of his role as the PCMI co-director, he has visited Peace Corp volunteers in the field in Africa to assess their teaching experience and their success in their placements.
Sarah A. Green
Sarah A. Green
Assistant Program Coordinator, MS in Science Education
Department Chair and Professor, Chemistry
BA, Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1983
PhD, MIT/WHOI Joing Program in Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Sarah A. Green is the department chair for Chemistry, a department whose philosophy emphasizes a need for students to be exposed to global issues through interaction or direction exchange.
Sarah’s main research focuses include methods for detection of free radicals in the environment; oxidative degradation reactions; response of aquatic systems to climate change; origin and fate of DOC in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments; behavior of metal-contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin; and fluorescence-based analytical models.
Sarah was recently named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the US Department of State—an honor reserved for those who with excellence in science, great communication abilities, and an interest in global cultures and scientific policy making.