- William Penuel
BILL PENUEL is director of evaluation research at the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. His research focuses on teacher learning in science, technology, and mathematics education. His recent publications include “The ‘New’ Science of Networks and the Challenge of School Change” (2007, Phi Delta Kappan), “Investigating the Potential of Using Social Network Analysis in Educational Evaluation” (2006, American Journal of Evaluation), and “What Makes Professional Development Effective? Strategies That Foster Curriculum Implementation” (in press, American Educational Research Journal).
- Margaret Riel
MARGARET RIEL is senior researcher at the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International and visiting professor in education and psychology at Pepperdine University. Her research focuses on the relationship between teacher learning and instructional practices mediated by technology. Her recent publications include “The ‘New’ Science of Networks and the Challenge of School Change” (2007, Phi Delta Kappan), “Technology’s Role in Supporting Learning Communities” (2001, Phi Delta Kappan), and Teacher Professional Engagement and Constructivist-compatible Computer Use (2000, Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations).
- Ann Krause
University of Toledo
ANN KRAUSE is assistant professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo. Her research interests include systems ecology, network theory and methodology, and coupling of human and natural systems for sustainable ecosystems. Recent publications include “Compartments Revealed in Food-Web Structure” (2003, Nature) and “Between Networks of Global Trade and Food Webs: Social Networks of Humans” (2007, in Globalization: Effects on Fisheries Resources).
- Kenneth Frank
Michigan State University
KEN FRANK is an associate professor of Measurement and Quantitative Methods both in the College of Education and in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. His research interests include teachers’ social networks and the diffusion of innovation, models of causal inference in educational research, and applications of ecological theory to the study of schools. Recent publications include “Social Capital and the Diffusion of Innovations Within Organizations: Application to the Implementation of Computer Technology in Schools” (2004, Sociology of Education) and “Identifying Social Contexts in Affiliation Networks: Preserving the Duality of People and Events” (in press, Social Networks).