The Great Debate
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
THE GREAT DEBATE: Are We Moving Too Slowly?
Maria Klawe, Ph.D., President, Harvey Mudd College
Arthur Levine, Ph.D., President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Camsie A. McAdams, Senior Advisor on STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education
Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA
Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Stefanie Sanford, Ph.D., Chief of Global Policy and Advocacy, The College Board
Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report
President, Harvey Mudd College
Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College’s first female president in 2006. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served in various roles from 1988 to 2002. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in mathematics... Read More →
President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University, is nationally known for his work on the preparation of school leaders, teachers, and education researchers. He has also written and spoken widely on the undergraduate experience, the changing nature of teaching and learning, access to higher education, and equity in the schools. His work has appeared in such publications as The New York... Read More →
Senior Advisor on STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education
Camsie McAdams is the Senior Advisor on STEM Education, advising the US Department of Education on P – 20 STEM issues. Her work includes carrying out strategic planning for STEM at the Department, serving on multiple inter-agency STEM education groups and representing the Department’s STEM commitments in a variety of public-private forums. Appointed to this position in August 2012, McAdams represents the Department in the strategic planning process for the federal Committee... Read More →
Associate Administrator for Education, NASA
Leland D. Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education, is responsible for the development and implementation of the agency's education programs that strengthen student involvement and public awareness about its scientific goals and missions. In this role, he leads the agency in inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, through NASA's unique mission, workforce, facilities, research, and innovations. | | As associate administrator for... Read More →
President & CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Nina Rees is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. | Rees has over 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C., most recently as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Knowledge Universe. Prior to her tenure at KU, she served as the first Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education... Read More →
Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy, The College Board
Stefanie Sanford serves as Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy for the College Board. She oversees the domestic and international policy agenda, working with policymakers, public institutions and foreign countries to promote excellence and equity in education, particularly at the highest levels of academic achievement. Sanford also directs government relations at the federal and state levels and the organization’s strategic relationships with foundation partners. Prior to joining... Read More →
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