Professor of Statistics;
Deb Nolan's research interests include the empirical process, high-dimensional modeling, and most recently, technology in education and reproducible research. She has been recognized at Berkeley for excellence in teaching and advising and enjoys working with and encouraging all students in their understanding of statistics. Deb is co-author of Stat Labs with Terry Speed, Teaching Statistics with Andrew Gelman, and XML and Web Technologies for Data Sciences with R with Duncan Temple Lang.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Faculty Co-Director
Professor Johnson's research can be broadly categorized as materials characterization at the intersection of mechanical engineering and materials science. The thrust of his effort is to under-stand macroscopic material behavior in terms of its microstructure and to develop material models that accurately capture the response of a wide range of materials. His recent work falls into four areas: 1) microscopic modeling of failure modes in brittle materials, 2) understanding the failure of materials under impact loading, 3) developing macroscopic material models for the large-deformation response of metals, and 4) application of X-ray tomography with micron-level resolution to visualize the growth of damage in structural materials. Professor Johnson is also currently the Chair of the Board on Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), a committee of the systemwide Academic Senate for the University of California.
Elisa Stone teaches in the Cal Teach program, and enjoys talking about K-12 teaching as a career. A former high school biology teacher and molecular and cell biology researcher, she continues to be interested in student development of scientific experimental skills. She has an MA in Education, a PhD in Genetics, and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Biology.
Benedikt teaches in the Cal Teach program and coordinates the Cal Teach summer research institute. He earned his Ph.D. in physics (specializing in physics education research) at the University of Maine, where he analyzed classroom video to identify disciplinary progenitors in middle school students’ ideas about energy. He also holds a graduate degree in physics and mathematics with a concentration in teaching and education (Staatsexamen Mathematik/Physik für Lehramt an Gymnasien) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.
Rebecca Poon teaches courses and supervises apprentice teaching in the Cal Teach program. She received her Ph.D. in education at UC Berkeley, M.A. and teaching credential in mathematics at Stanford University, and B.A. in mathematics at UC Berkeley. Rebecca is interested in the mathematics content preparation and professional development of K-12 mathematics teachers.
Math for America Berkeley Director
Ryan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from UC Riverside, and is completing his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary's College of CA. When he's not managing the day-to-day operations of Cal Teach, he's lacing up his shoes to go on a run or experimenting with new culinary creations.
Mackenzie Lucky is the Student Advisor in the Cal Teach program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Sonoma State University and a Master’s degree in College and Career Counseling from San Francisco State University. She loves working with students and assisting them with any academic, career, or personal challenges. In her free time Mackenzie enjoys whipping up a batch of cookies, relaxing with a good book, or exploring new places
As the Program Assistant at Berkeley Science and Math Initiative, Atalie provides finance, special events, and administrative support to Cal Teach and Math for America. In addition, she coordinates the Noyce Internships and Scholarships program. She earned her B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Irvine and is currently obtaining her master's degree in Public Administration at University of San Francisco.
As an Assistant with Cal Teach, LaVern supports the program by doing a wide variety of functions including purchasing, reimbursements, and event planning. In her free time, this proud mother of two has an active life style that consists of taking long walks, exploring the outdoors, doing yoga and zoomba, and, recently, playing tennis.
Sandra Muñoz Lule
Our five-course minor is designed to be completed along side your STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) degree.
Students who complete the minor are eligible to apply for the Cal Teach Credential program, a unique opportunity to graduate with both a degree and a teaching credential.