David Cole holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a M.Ed. degree with an emphasis in secondary science education and curriculum. In the past 25 years, he has been the PI, co-PI or facilitator for nearly 3 dozen professional development workshops for in-service, K-14 science teachers. He also created a nationally recognized workshop for Native American high school students with NASA, and their patch was flown on the Space Shuttle (STS-88). He is a recipient of his university’s highest award for teaching (The Louie Award), given by its students. Over the years, Dr. Cole was an invited participant to eleven faculty development conferences, great teaching summits and the AAHE (American Association of Higher Education) Conference on Faculty Roles and Rewards. He was also invited to join the Content Advisory Committee for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Objective Review Conference, which sets the standards that must be met by all Middle School General Science teachers in Arizona.
- M.Ed., NAU: Secondary Science Education
- Ph.D., Physics, Texas A&M University
- M.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines
- B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines