Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist.
Tom Keller is a Senior Research Scientist who joined MMSA in September, 2011. He was one of the founding Principal Investigators of the original NSF Statewide Systemic Grant that established MMSA in 1992. He has been a high school science teacher and administrator and state science specialist in Maine and a Senior Program Officer at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. There he led the development of a report on informal science education and co-led development of the K-12 Framework for Science Education.He began his career in science with a B.S. in Zoology from Texas A&M University, working extensively during and after his undergraduate years at Rutgers University on oysters. He came to Maine for graduate school in oceanography but soon switched fields to science education. He received a research-based Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has worked in science education fields at the local, state and national levels ever since.
He has been treasurer and president of the national Council of State Science Supervisors and founding member and president of the Maine Curriculum Leaders Association. He has served on the boards of NSTA, NSELA and NASSMC. He has received awards for his work from the Maine Science Teachers Association, the National Academies and the Council of State Science Supervisors.
Tom is an avid vegetable gardener, preferring to grow rather than harvest, fisherman, beach volleyball player and reader. He remains curious about too many things.
Phone: (207) 626-3230 x.115
Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Looking Toward the Future of Science Education, Heidi A. Schweingruber, Helen Quinn, Thomas E. Keller, and Greg Pearson, The Bridge: Linking Engineering and Society, Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring, 2013, pages 43-50
STEM Education Policy in Maine and the Nation, Thomas E. Keller. Maine Policy Review, 2012, Vol. 21, No. 1, pages 112-119
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Increasing Opportunities for Student Learning, Thomas E. Keller and Greg Pearson, The Technology and Engineering Teacher, February, 2012, Vol. 71, No. 5, pages 12-18
Systems for State Science Assessment: Findings of the National Research Council’s Committee on Test Design for K-12 Science Achievement, Meryl W. Berenthal, Mark R. Wilson, Alexandra Beatty, and Thomas E. Keller, Chapter 15, pages 301 -316, in Assessing Science Learning; Perspectives From Research and Practice, NSTA Press, 2008
Instructionally Supportive Accountability Tests in Science: A Viable Assessment Option?, W. James Popham, Tom Keller, Brett Moulding, James Pellegrino, and Paul Sandifer, Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2005, volume 3, number 3, pages 121-179